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A Legacy of Quality and Service

1896: Belmont Metals was founded by George
Henning in his father Valentine’s backyard. His
brother Valentine Jr. joined him in the company
in 1900. Belmont’s state of the art factory
is in the same location today in Brooklyn

Turn of the Century – Originally known as
V. Henning & Sons, Belmont provided a
wide variety of prepared and sorted
non ferrous recycled material

Turn of the Century – Belmont
quickly gained a reputation in
the industry as a diversified supplier
by entering into the production of Lead
and Zinc Ingot, then added Solder,
Brass, and Bronze

1940s: George’s sons
and daughter succeeded
him in the business as
Belmont celebrated its
50th anniversary

Middle of the Century – During and after
World War II, Belmont became particularly
active in serving highly specialized needs,
becoming a leading partner for companies
looking to develop unique custom alloys
for their business

Middle of the Century – Becoming a leading
supplier to the US Government and growing
our business overseas, Belmont expanded
our factory in Brooklyn, which now approaches
100,000 square feet

End of the Century – Robert Henning’s 2 sons,
Robert Jr. and Richard,succeeded him as the
3rd generation to lead Belmont as it celebrated
its 100th anniversary in 1996

End of the Century -In recent years, Belmont
has kept pace with market demands, operating
a range of induction and gas fired melting
equipment that is carefully controlled by our
spectrograph and analytical laboratory.

The Next Century- With a century of quality
and service behind us, and a 4th generation
of Henning’s in place, Belmont is positioned
to provide value to our customers well into
the Next Century!

Company History


Belmont Metals was founded by George Henning in 1896 as a non ferrous dealership on Brooklyn’s Belmont Avenue. Today, Belmont Metals is an exceptionally diversified and recognized source for a large variety of non ferrous metal compositions and forms.


Belmont traces its origin to V. Henning and Sons, a non ferrous metal dealer founded by George Henning, on Brooklyn’s Belmont Avenue in 1896.  From our start as a supplier of prepared secondary materials, the company expanded into the manufacture of non ferrous ingot-initially lead and zincs alloys, and shortly following with the addition of solder, babbitt, brass and bronze.

Starting with coke-fired furnaces, Belmont now operates a range of electric induction and gas-fired melting equipment, carefully controlled by our state-of-the-art spectrographic analytical laboratory, designed to meet today’s demanding specifications.  Additional operations, including shearing, grinding, screening and polishing, enlarge our variety of products.

Belmont Metals Inc. continues to do business at the same site.  Keeping pace with the market demands for expanded production capacity, its plant size is now 80,000 sq ft.

George Henning and the other family members could not have anticipated the extent of Belmont’s development.  Richard G. Henning, our third generation president, states that it was their leadership and vision that has infused our company with the essential skills necessary to create the integrated company that we are today.  We remain dedicated to our original corporate philosophy of quality and service.