H&C Metals, Inc. And Balemet Recycling Staff

Our companies are fortunate to employ an extremely knowledgeable, proud, professional and customer focused staff. From our truck drivers to scale operators to material handlers, our customers depend highly on their exceptional dedication and ability to execute their duties efficiently, accurately and promptly.

Frank Colantuono


To our loyal customer baseThank you for your support and the privilege of serving your metal recycling needs for over 45 years.

On August 19, 2016, H&C Metals not only lost its founder, but also its greatest asset—Frank Colantuono. Our father started H&C in 1976 to build a business in Newark—his birthplace, that could be handed-down from generation to generation. Along the way, he built not only a successful business, but a strong bond with his community and his many customers.

Frank Colantuono was a man of great integrity. He was always willing to give someone in need the shirt off his back. Our Dad was everything we hope to aspire to someday, not only in business, but as sons, fathers, brothers and friends. We will continue to run our family business in a manner that would make our father proud.

Mike & Dan Colantuono

Mike Colantuono

Co-Owner And President Of
H&C Metals

Mike has spent his entire professional career in the scrap metal recycling industry and has been at the helm of H&C [since 1986], specializing in buying and selling nonferrous Metals. His training and experience, before and after college, was shaped by his father and co-founder of H&C, Frank Colantuono.

H&C’s sterling reputation is a reflection of Mike’s ability to offer his customers customized solutions to their recycling needs and always striving to meet & exceed their service expectations. Through his leadership and by example, H&C Metals continues to expand by developing long-term, loyal customer alliances. mike@hcmetals.com

Dan Colantuono

Co-Owner And President Of
Balemet Recycling

Dan has been the President of Balemet Recycling for over 20 years. Like his brother, Dan worked in the family business under the tutelage of his father and established Balemet Recycling.

Balemet buys and processes large quantities of steel scrap from commercial, industrial & municipal accounts, specializing in producing P&G Bundles/# 1 Bundles and Tin Can Bundles. Dan strives to provide impeccable service. This has resulted in building lasting relationships & loyal customers, propelling Balemet Recycling to expand its scope of service to the Eastern Seaboard. dan@balemet.com

Mike T. Colantuono

Operations Manager

Mike began his career in the metals recycling business with H&C Metals and Balemet Recycling in 2021, after recently graduating from Bucknell University. As the first member of the third generation of Colantuono’s to join H&C, Mike will look to apply what he learned in college to help build upon our companies’ 45 year history

Mike brings new ideas and a fresh perspective to our companies and we are excited to have him as part of the H&C team.

Ken Oettinger

Chief Operating Officer

On March 4, 2023, we lost an exceptional part of our H&C and Balemet family, Ken Oettinger. To try to describe how special of a person Ken was is a challenging task. He was intelligent, caring, happy, and a helpful gentleman. Maybe the word that best describes him was that he was a mensch…a person of great integrity and honor. Ken made everyone he met a better person and changed 91 Malvern Street in Newark forever. There will be something new every day that makes us remember him, and we will carry on his memory to make the world a better place.

Carol Lannon

Office Manager

Carol brought a wealth of administrative & operational experience with her when she joined H&C Metals, Inc. in 2005. Including her Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License, Carol’s background prepared her well to manage the following functions for H&C Metals, Inc.: Logistics & dispatch, Customer Service & Support, Accounts Payable/Receivables, Personnel/Human Resources, OHSA and Health & Safety administrator.

Carol takes great pride ensuring our customers are provided with the timely & professional service they’ve come to expect from H&C Metals, Inc.. carol@hcmetals.com

Sigi Estremera

Administrative Assistant

Sigi has been expertly managing the inside administrative operations at Balemet Recycling for [over] 25 years. As a liaison to Balemet’s accounts, Balemet’s customers have the highest praise for Sigi’s abilities to facilitate logistics necessary to keep their operations running smoothly.

Sigi provides customer tonnage reports, manages Accounts Payables & Receivables as well as other administrative duties. sigi@balemet.com

Joseph Estevez

Yard Manager

Joe joined Balemet Recycling in 2017, to supervise & manage Balemet’s yard operation. Joe is bilingual & was raised in the Ironbound section of Newark. He brings a wealth of knowledge & skill sets, combining his formal education in industrial studies with his extensive experience in the building trades where he was continuously promoted & distinguished himself as a leader by his employers & peers

Joe’s grasp of the construction industry, materials, equipment and logistics and the importance he places on accommodating our customers makes him a valuable addition to our team. His reputation & long term roots in the Newark trades community will attract new contactor customers to Balemet. joe@balemet.com