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.


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.


Originally known as V. Henning & Sons, Belmont provided a wide variety of prepared and sorted Non-Ferrous material


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


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


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


During and after World War II, Belmont became particularly active in serving highly specialized needs, becoming a leading partner for companies looking to develop custom alloys and materials with unique shapes for their business needs


Robert Henning’s 2 sons, Robert Jr and Richard, succeede him as the 3rd generation to lead Belmont as it celebrated its 100th anniversary 


Belmont 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


Belmont further expanded our product line through acquiring Jackson Wheeler, who provides Tuftin & Tuftex Babbits, and NEY Metals, a leading producer of Pewters for the Jewelry Industry


Belmont continued to focus on specialized alloys by adding an R&D pot allowing us to partner with Metallurgists on developing next generation materials and shapes


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