The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) is the non-profit trade association that is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry."

Based in Washington, D.C., ISRI represents more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies that process, broker, and industrially consume scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles. ISRI members employ more than 100,000 individuals and operate at more than 3,000 facilities worldwide, more than 80 percent of which are located in the United States.

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NAID® is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. Suppliers of products, equipment and services to destruction companies are also eligible for membership. NAID's mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies.

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Chambers of Commerce
Empire believes in being an active part of our local communities and that supporting local business is imperative to the growth of the regions we work in. We are proud members of the following local chambers of commerce:

Mohawk Valley (Utica)


Herkimer County

Albany/Colonie Regional


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