John Orchard & Co. has provided Cornwall with scrap metal services for over half a century, and continues to maintain high standards and excellent customer satisfaction.
John Orchard & Co. is a family-owned and family-run, private business. The three owners, John, Shane and Anna Orchard maintain the company, along with a small team of full-time and part-time employees. The majority of our employees are family members - a trend that has been constant throughout the company's lifetime, and we pride ourselves on supporting local businesses.
Founded in 1959 by John Orchard, our company started business with a metals shed on a small plot. Without modern machinery, the work force, which consisted entirely of family members, faced gruelling manual labour and long working hours.
Under the direction of John Orchard, the Orchard family worked to steadily grow the business, gradually replacing hard work with heavy machinery. In 1993, John Orchard retired and handed the thriving company over to his children, who continue to run the business to this day.
Sadly, John Orchard passed away in 1996 after a struggle with cancer.