Harvey D. Ferer, chairman and CEO of Aaron Ferer & Sons Co., Omaha, Neb., died in late August. Ferer, who was 75, is survived by three sons, one daughter and four grandchildren.
For several decades, Ferer ran or helped run the family scrap processing and trading business, which was founded by his grandfather Aaron in 1886.
At one point the company grew into a global trading firm with $500 million in annual sales, although it later retreated somewhat from the copper trading market. The company has also long specialized in the scrapping of military ordnance.
The company employed as many as 50 people at its long-time headquarters and processing facility in Omaha. A civic development plan forced the company to sell its long-time home earlier this year.
In an interview with Recycling Today in the mid-90s, Harvey Ferer credited his family's hard work and pride for the company's 100-year existence. "That's our name over the door," he remarked.
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|Title Annotation:||Harvey D. Ferer, chairman and CEO of Aaron Ferer & Sons Co.|
|Comment:||In memoriam.(Harvey D. Ferer, chairman and CEO of Aaron Ferer & Sons Co.)|
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|Date:||Oct 1, 2001|
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