2013 Pathways to Sustainability
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Lenox Metals, LLC
To escape the rigor and day-to-day requirements of the business, Hornstein exercises regularly, plays golf and raises money for non-profits and charities he’s been close to for many years. His son, David, is an art major attending Kapiolani Community College developing a possible career in computer design, or a fourth-generation metals recycling.
At Lenox Metals, LLC, the vibrant sound of industrial metal being processed rings through the entire three-acre facility. “Music to my ears,” says Alan Hornstein, owner and president of the company. Hornstein, the founder of this busy recycling company, remembers the day the business launched back in 1987. “I recall purchasing my first truck and later hiring my first employees,” he says. Now, operating for 27 years, the company survived and later thrived. No small task, admits Hornstein, who first began working in his uncle’s family-operated recycling company during his summers in New England at the age of 12. A third-generation recycler, his idea was to recreate his Uncle’s “green” business model and provide a range of services to utilities, military and government agencies, large and small commercial/industrial customers, hotels and metals demolition companies. A former staff manager of a local utility company, Hornstein learned the value of providing the best customer service regardless of the client. “A successful business model allows us to consistently produce the results our clients expect day-to-day,” says Hornstein.
The company’s management concept is to provide practical and cost-effective metals recycling service solutions at competitive prices.
In 2008, Lenox Metals, LLC was awarded the Small Business Administration’s Exporter of the Year for the City and County of Honolulu. “The award has put us on the map in Hawaii and is shared with all our employees who made it possible,” says Hornstein.
Hornstein admits to waking up every morning with great energy and anticipation of the day ahead, knowing that a potential project or metals transaction is imminent.
Lenox Metals, LLC
91-185 Kalaeloa Blvd.
Kapolei, HI 96707
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