Larsen joins Thrivent Financial

MARQUETTE — Jed Larsen of Marquette has joined Thrivent Financial as a financial associate with the organization’s east Wisconsin and upper Michigan regional office. Larsen supports Thrivent members by helping them develop sound financial strategies so they can prepare for retirement, ensure their families are financially protected and live generous lives within their communities. His office is located at 914 W. Baraga Ave. Suite B in Marquette.

An Escanaba native, Larsen attended Northern Michigan University where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Before joining Thrivent Financial as an adviser, he worked for nearly a year performing marketing duties for the Escanaba and Marquette Thrivent offices.

“We look forward to the energy and dedication Jed brings to the team,” said Scott Barth, managing partner of the regional office. “He will play a key role in serving our members’ financial needs.”

Alter buys Schneider’s Iron & Metal

KINGSFORD — Alter Trading Corp. recently announced its purchase of substantially all the assets of Schneider’s Iron & Metal Inc., which was based in Kingsford and founded in 1948.

Schneider’s operates four scrap metal processing facilities located in Kingsford, Escanaba, Negaunee and Marinette, Wisconsin. The Kingsford facility includes the company’s shredding operations, according to a press release from Alter.

“After working for decades to build this business and maintain good family-supporting jobs for our community, we were committed to finding a buyer that would continue our tradition of integrity by valuing our employees and providing excellent customer service,” said Ron Schneider, president and co-owner of Schneider’s Iron & Metal. “We found that Alter, a family-oriented company with a dedicated leadership and a business model that will continue this company’s success into the future.”

The Schneider facilities will become part of Alter’s northern Wisconsin division, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The transaction officially closed May 31.

Founded in 1898 and headquartered in St. Louis, Alter now operates 74 metal recycling facilities in 10 states under the trade name Alter Metal Recycling.