American Iron & Metal (AIM) is a family-owned, Canada-based company founded in 1936 in Montreal, Quebec. Recognized as one of North America’s most sophisticated metal recyclers, specializing in the recovery and recycling of scrap metal by-products, AIM has evolved into a successful and multifaceted company with a global footprint. The primary reason? An effective and thorough development strategy.



1936: AIM is founded by Peter Black on Notre-Dame Street East, in Montreal, Quebec.

1963: The company becomes one of the first metal recyclers in the world to build a heated facility, a game changer for improving the working conditions and productivity of the employees.

1973: AIM enters the solder business with the creation of AIM Solder, today known as a leading manufacturer of tin-lead and lead-free solder assembly materials.

1988: The global headquarters are moved to Henri-Bourassa East, in Montreal, to a new site with 100+ acres of land.

1994: Delsan AIM is created through a new partnership that allows AIM to combine its recycling capabilities with decommissioning and demolition expertise.

1999 & 2005: AIM Solder opens an office in Hong Kong and a factory in China, giving the company full coverage in the largest solder-consuming areas of the world.

2000: With its first shredder deployed in Montreal, AIM becomes more competitive on the domestic market and greatly expands its international client base.

2008: AIM purchases SNF Inc. and Pièces d’Autos Kenny Inc. This transaction brings Quebec’s two largest scrap metal recyclers under AIM family umbrella.

2014: Opening of AIM Éco-Centre. After major investments in high-tech machinery, AIM now offers turn-key solutions for construction and demolition waste management.




At American Iron & Metal, we strive to be the industry leader in all of our divisions. How? By providing our customers with top-quality products and services, by being environmentally and socially responsible, and by fostering strong relationships with our employees and business partners, while giving back to the community. 



/ ­­­Community  AIM is proud to support more than 40 different causes and charities each year via partnerships, donations and fundraising events. Whether they involve employee initiatives through local events or larger causes that rally international support, the AIM family responds generously.

/ Environment  AIM operates with strict adherence to local and international standards. We recycle all your materials in a responsible and efficient way and ensure the sustainability of the sites. Indeed, AIM boasts a proven track record in environmental waste management that is second to none.

/ Employees  At AIM, we understand that the well-being of our employees is the key factor for our international success. Accordingly, we promote a safe, fair and dynamic work environment that provides excellent training programs and career advancement plans, and maintains the highest safety standards.

Employees company-wide
Locations Around the Globe
years in the business
continents in our footprint 


The founder of American Iron & Metal (AIM), Peter Black humbly began his small scrap business on Notre-dame street East in Montreal, back in 1936. Carrying on that proud tradition, his successors Herbert, Ronald and Richard Black have made a commitment to uphold the company’s long-established standards for excellence. Over the years, the Black family and its employees have taken the company to new heights, endowing it with an international footprint and a steady growth in sales revenue.

Herbert Black, Owner & CEO

Ronald Black, Owner & Executive VP

Richard Black, Owner & President, AIM Solder



At AIM, we are driven by one principle: our commitment to excellence in every aspect of our business. This principle is put into practice by our employees and applied through all our lines of business. The result: our clients know their expectations will not only be met, but quite often exceeded, on every level.