Danco Enterprises, Inc.

Danco Enterprises, Inc. may be the name but make no mistake...

Scrap Metal is the Business.

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Danco Enterprises, Inc. has been servicing the recycling needs of metal-producing industries across the United States and abroad for over 20 years. Our corporate office is located at an 11-acre processing facility in Riverside, California just 55 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Our yards are committed to processing all grades of metals, both ferrous and non-ferrous, and our nearly 65,000-square-foot warehouse provides environmentally friendly conditions to manage the many grades of material that we handle.

About Us

What We Do

trad·ing: The action of buying and selling goods and services. The commercial group at Danco processes and trades with over 60 years of combined knowledge within the industry. We are buyers of all types of scrap metals with expert logistics and documentation departments reacting quickly to each and every request while delivering prompt, and concise records as back-up to every transaction.

The combination of Danco, our sister company Sun Lite Metals and our Malaysian facility in Port Klang, allows us to trade and provide the highest quality scrap coppers, brass, aluminum, stainless steel and high-temperature alloys.

A Global Scrap Metal Initiative

in·i·ti·a·tive: The opportunity to take action before others do or an action that is intended to solve a problem. We live in an ever changing, ever evolving world and if you are not changing and evolving with it then you simply cease to exist. We use the term “A Global Scrap Metal Initiative” at Danco to continuously remind ourselves and others that we are committed to being leaders in the changing world of scrap metal. Our global perspective keeps our finger on the pulse of all emerging markets and this insight motivates the initiative we so diligently seek to maintain.

Our Customers Come First

com·mit·ment: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future. Whether you are a producer or a consumer of scrap metal, Danco Enterprises, Inc. is committed to providing superior quality in services as well as the highest level of fairness in every trade we make.


lead·er·ship: The action of leading a group of people or an organization. Honesty, integrity, commitment and passion along with the ability to communicate and inspire are just a few qualities of good leadership. With nearly 50 years of combined knowledge and leadership experience within the scrap metal industry, the executive team at Danco fosters a productive and 1st class team oriented environment.

Daniel Gao


Daniel was born and raised on the shores of the Bohai sea in Tianjin, China. His family had been involved in the metal recycling business for as far back as he can remember. In 1993, he moved to the USA.
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His first stop was Seattle, Washington where he lived for nearly three years acclimating to his newfound country while studying its language and culture. In 1996, he enrolled at The University of Las Vegas Nevada where, two years later, he would receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hotel Administration.

While the hospitality industry was appealing, Daniel’s connection to the business his family was involved in for so many years became his true calling. His urge to begin his own company took hold and in 1998 he created Yong Sing (US), Inc. His focus on automotive copper bearing items became central to an expanding enterprise and as his knowledge and customer base grew, so did the company. In 2005, Daniel created Danco Enterprises, Inc. which has patterned itself after his personal vision of strong relationships and fair trade. His acquisition of the Riverside facility and others has solidified Danco’s presence as one Southern California’s premier scrap metal processors.

Joshua Lohman

Executive Vice President

Joshua describes himself as an Oregonian living in Southern California. He grew up in the City of West Linn, Oregon, a tiny paper mill town on the Willamette River just 12 miles south of Downtown Portland.

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​​The youngest of six children raised by Robert & Harriet Lohman, Josh’s trading spirit was groomed at an early age selling ladies shoes for Nordstrom department stores years before his graduation from West Linn High School. He attended the University of Oregon before transferring to Portland State University for his final semester.

There he would earn a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication with an emphasis on public speaking. Josh joined Alpert & Alpert Iron & Metal in January of 2000 and was pivotal in creating an industrial recycling program. He eventually refocused his attention on trading out of the western United States and Canada. He was ultimately promoted to Director of Purchasing for the Western Region of North America where he thrived before he accepted his current role at Danco in July of 2019.

​As the Executive Vice President of Danco Enterprises, Josh’s main focus is maximizing overall operating performance while insuring that each financial goal is met. He is a seasoned veteran of the industry with nearly 30 years of metal trading experience, 20 of which spent dealing with his good friend and owner of Danco Enterprises, Mr. Daniel Gao.

The two joined forces in 2019. They share common values and a natural camaraderie which fosters an extremely productive environment at Danco. Their combined knowledge of the scrap metal industry along with their passion for the business itself remains the driving force of this growing company.

Recycling Guide

Recycling Made Easy

With over 50 years of combined scrap industry experience, you are one phone call away from the answer you are looking for. If one of our experts can’t help then they will guide you to someone who can.

Top Prices Paid

Danco’s multiple yards and processing facilities along with a global network of consuming mills and markets allows us to offer top pricing on all sizes, shapes, types & grades of metals.

Pick-Up Services

We service all Southern California counties including Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Diego. No amount of metal is too large or too small for us to consider.

Metals and Products We Purchase

Aluminum • Brass • Copper • Stainless Steel • High Temperature Alloys • Iron • Insulated Copper Wires • Starters and Alternators • Electric Motors (Whole or Shredded)

Danco Locations and Affiliates

Danco Headquarters

Tel: 909.598.2230
Fax: 909.598.2252

920 Citrus Street
Riverside, CA 92507

Sun Lite Metals (Affiliate)

Tel: 323.581.7772
Fax: 323.581.0806

2210 East 85th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001


Gao Jia Xin Da Industries, SDN BHD

Lot 13, No 5
Jalan Tun Teja 2
Perdana Industrial Park
42000 Port Klang, Selangor, Darul Ehsan


Tianjin Jinninghai Metal Products Co. Ltd.

No. 3 Zifu Road
Ziya Circular Economy Industrial Zone Jing
​​Jinahai District, Tianjin

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