Global Presence

with a North American Focus

the Steel, Foundry, Ferro-Alloy, Aluminum, Chemical, and Agricultural Industries

Creating Value

Experts in

through raw material recovery

processing, marketing, and logistics of bulk materials

Our Business

Rapier Resources, Inc. was established in 1997 as a boutique resource company specializing the recovery of mineral and metal resources from industrial by-products and waste streams.  Originally targeting the steel and foundry industries Rapier Resources quickly became know as Raw Material Recovery Specialists and over the years we have expanded our reach to into the mining, cement, chemical manufacturing, and agriculture (fertilizer & feed) industries.

Having recovered more than half a million metric tonnes of material, we have in one way or another experience with most elements in the periodic table. We draw upon this knowledge and our expertise in the various industries, processes, and logistics to develop new markets for the materials that come across our desks. From slags and sludges to catalysts and concentrates, we are quickly responsive to any all of the opportunities. If there is value to be found, we are the ones that can find it.

Our product lines are expanding!

Rapier resources is very pleased and excited to announce that it is now the Authorized Canadian Representative for Anti-Hydro International Inc., one of North Americas oldest manufacturers of admixtures for the concrete and masonry industries. Starting with their iconic Anti-Hydro(r) integral waterproofing admix, Anti-Hydro had been strengthening and waterproofing concrete for more than a century and has been trusted on some of the worlds greatest landmarks from the Waldorf Astoria to the Taj Palace in New Delhi. We are honored to be chosen by Anti-Hydro to represent them in Canada and look forward to introducing this fantastic product to Canada.

Our Principals

Nils Schooley, BSc Metallurgical Engineering, MBA
President and CEO

As founder, President & CEO of Rapier Resources, Inc., Nils brings more than 50 years of experience in the mining, production, purchasing, marketing and sales of metals and minerals. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Queens’ University (1965) and an MBA from the University of Toronto where he graduated in 1985.

Prior to forming Rapier Resources, Inc., Nils held various senior executive positions with several North American metal and mineral producers. More specifically, he was President of Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation, a $200 million, metals & alloys manufacturing and marketing company; President of Metallurg (Canada) Ltd, the Canadian arm of the Metallurg Group; held various top level positions with INCO in Copper Cliff, New York, and Toronto, over 18 years, as well as a Project Engineer with Alcan in the earliest part of his career.

Nils also enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.

Ryan Schooley, P.Eng, MBA
Vice President

Ryan Schooley joined Rapier Resources in 2008 as Vice President. Ryan is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Queens’ University (Sci ’96), and an MBA from Queens’ where he completed a dual major in Finance and Marketing, graduating with honors in 2004.

Prior to joining Rapier Resources, Ryan was the Manager of Engineered Products for CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. and specialized in the design, production, sales & marketing of large scale process equipment for the mining, petrochemical, and chemical industries across the world.He also held the positions of Regional Sales Manager, Manager of Research & Development, Product Manager, and Project Engineer with CCI and Caloritech Inc. its predecessor. Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge in Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Finance to Rapier Resources and over the last 6 years he has developed an expertise in the metals and mineral markets and logistics.

Ryan also volunteers with Scouts Canada running the local Beaver program, is married, and has three boys.

If your Company is environmentally conscious and uses raw materials, produces by-products or co-products, is looking to clean up a site, or dispose of excess materials, please give us a call. Rapier Resources can help you.