About Estherville Iron & Metal
Scrap recycling has been a viable, non-subsidized industry for over 100 years, and TJN Enterprises, Inc. has been there since the beginning.
In 1902, Shine brothers Sam and Harry saw the value in scrap metal recycling in Spencer, Iowa and formed Shine Bros. Corp. Almost forty years later, Sam Bernstein began to see the same opportunities in his own hometown and created Sioux City Compressed Steel Company.
After four decades of individual success, the two family-run companies realized they could provide continued success and increased opportunities if they joined forces. TJN Enterprises, Inc. was formed in 1989 by Toby Shine, Norman Bernstein, and Jack Bernstein.
Today TJN Enterprises, Inc. has grown to ten different scrap metal recycling locations serving the midwest, including three facilities in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Worthington, Minnesota, Estherville, Iowa, Watertown, South Dakota, Yankton, South Dakota, Aberdeen South Dakota, Spencer, Iowa, and Sioux City, Iowa . Each of these ten companies works together to provide several opportunities for scrap metal recycling and new steel sales.
While the materials we recycle have changed over the years, our commitment to service and quality has never skipped a generation. The TJN Enterprises Inc. locally-owned, American-made legacy continues with Toby's daughters, Keven and Eva, and Jack's son, David, holding significant roles in management.