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DJJ’s Recycling Facilities Stand Down for Safety

The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) is pleased to announce its participation in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI’s) June 16 National Safety Stand-Down day. On June 15, all DJJ recycling facilities will conduct field-based safety awareness meetings, which will focus on improving the DJJ safety process through employee involvement. The meetings will also include ISRI’s recommended emphasis on mobile equipment safety. Ongoing and effective safety training is essential to the success of DJJ’s safety program. DJJ appreciates ISRI’s efforts in organizing this event. We support such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between ISRI and employers to work toward the same goal: a safe and healthful workplace. Safety is DJJ’s number one core value and the primary goal of our safety process is to offer a safe and healthful workplace, free of injuries and illnesses for our teammates, customers, and visitors. DJJ, founded in 1885, is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the Company employs about 1,800. DJJ operates 15 domestic and international ferrous and nonferrous scrap brokerage offices, and trades ferro-alloys and specialty pig iron. DJJ operates six regional scrap recycling companies across the U.S., which include a network of about 70 facilities, and operates nine self-serve used auto parts stores. The David J. Joseph Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and... read more

The David J. Joseph Company’s Scrap Showdown

Vote on your favorite sculpture created from recycled scrap metal from River Metals Recycling’s Newport, Kentucky facility! Check out the 2016 Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration at Sawyer point and enjoy free admission, live music, petting farm, face painting, inflatables, a fire truck, food and lots of exhibits and displays. Be sure to visit The David J. Joseph Company’s (DJJ) booth and vote on your favorite scrap sculpture! – For seven weeks area artists worked to create sculptures from scrap metal collected at River Metals Recycling’s Newport, Kentucky facility. The five sculptures will be displayed during the Cincinnati Earth Day celebrations in front of the flag poles at Sawyer Point on Saturday, April 16 from 12-5pm. Judging will take place and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places. A People’s Choice award will also be presented, so visit DJJ’s booth to vote for your favorite! Winners will be announced at 4:45 at DJJ’s Earth Day Booth! Sculptures are available for purchase via online auction at www.eBay.com, searchable under Scrap Showdown. The auction began April 12 and ends just before noon on April 19, 2016. Proceeds from the auction will be split between the artist, DJJ’s costs, and Taking Root, an earth-friendly charity. River Metals Recycling (RMR) is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the greater Cincinnati area, with 9 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 250 employees. RMR’s Newport, Kentucky recycling center was named Newport’s Business of the year and buys ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like... read more

River Metals Recycling Newport Achieves SHARP Recertification

Newport Scrap Recycler had no lost time injuries for 10 straight years. River Metals Recycling (RMR) Newport received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) recertification for taking extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and health of all teammates. RMR’s exceptional safety record garnered the company recertification, which was presented by Kentucky Secretary of Labor Derrick Ramsey. RMR Newport achieved the original SHARP certification in December, 2013 and was the first recycling facility in Kentucky to earn SHARP status. Today, RMR is the first Kentucky recycling facility to be SHARP recertified. The Newport Kentucky facility was recognized for its commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. SHARP is one of the highest honors OSHA awards to small worksites that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health. Mr. Bob Eviston, RMR President, thanked all of the RMR teammates for operating for ten straight years without any lost time injuries. He stated “first and foremost, to the River Metals Recycling Newport recycling team, congratulations and thank you for achieving the SHARP recertification! As you know, this honor is a result of your ongoing personal commitment to working safely, as well as looking out for your fellow teammates, our customers, our suppliers, our vendors and our visitors to the recycling facility every day. Because of your contining hard work, dedication and focus to working safely, you are the first recycling facility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to receive SHARP recertification. This is a significant achievement and we are all extremely proud.” River Metals Recycling is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the greater... read more

DJJ’s 79 Recycling Facilities Stand Down for Safety

The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) is pleased to announce its participation in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI’s) June 24 National Safety Stand-Down day. On June 24, all 79 DJJ recycling facilities will conduct field-based safety awareness meetings, which will focus on improving the safety process through employee involvement.

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2015 Earth Day Celebration

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), River Metals Recycling (RMR) and U-Pull-&-Pay (UPAP) celebrated Earth Day at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati.

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U-Pull-&-Pay Phoenix and Albuquerque Earn SHARP Recognition

U-Pull-&-Pay (UPAP) Phoenix and Albuquerque stores each received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. UPAP’s Phoenix facility is the first self- serve auto part recycler in the U.S. to receive this award; the Albuquerque facility is the second.

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MRS Whiteville Recycling Facility Achieves SHARP Status

Today, Metal Recycling Services’ (MRS) Whiteville, North Carolina facility received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the North Carolina Secretary of Labor. Metal Recycling Services operates four scrap recycling facilities in North Carolina

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WMR Plymouth Earns SHARP Recognition

On August 1, 2014, Western Metals Recycling’s Plymouth, Utah recycling facility received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the Utah Labor Commission. Plymouth is the fourth Western Metals Recycling (WMR) facility to earn this award. The Salt Lake City, Provo, and Englewood locations also earned this distinguished designation. Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is the largest full-service metals recycler in the Intermountain West.

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Nucor Executive Vice President Keith Grass to Retire

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, AUGUST 1, 2014 – Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that Keith Grass, Nucor’s Executive Vice President of Raw Materials and Chief Executive Officer of The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), plans to retire effective September 12, 2014.

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All Four MRS Facilities Receive Prestigious NCDOL Safety Award

All four Metal Recycling Services (MRS) locations won the prestigious North Carolina Department of Labor’s “Certificate of Safety Achievement” for 2013. This places MRS in a select group of businesses and public agencies in North Carolina. This is the second year in a row that Monroe, Marion, and Whiteville were recognized for their safety record; it is the first year for Gastonia.

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DJJ’s 82 Recycling Facilities Stand Down for Fall Prevention

The David J. Joseph Company is pleased to announce its participation in OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down for Fall Prevention. During the week of June 2, every DJJ recycling facility will conduct daily field-based safety meetings focusing on key aspects of fall prevention.

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Western Metals Recycling Announces Acquisition

On May 19, 2014, Western Metals Recycling (WMR) purchased the assets and business of Sims Metal Management’s Utah recycling facilities. The operations include a shredder facility in Salt Lake City and a feeder yard in Orem, Utah. Western Metals Recycling is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation.

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Advantage Metals Recycling Recognized for Safety Achievements

On May 8, 2014, nine of Advantage Metals Recycling’s (AMR) scrap metal recycling facilities received the prestigious 2014 Corporate Safety Award from The Safety Council of the Ozarks, a regional branch of the National Safety Council. This award is presented to those companies that strive to provide a culture of safety at their workplace, with safety practices and accident rates which are better than the industry average.

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Trademark Metals Recycling Announces OneSteel Acquisition

On April 23, 2014, Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR) purchased the assets and business of OneSteel Recycling Inc.’s Tampa-area recycling facilities. The operations include a shredder facility and a deep water export site, located on Port Sutton Road in Tampa. The other sites are in Seffner, Clearwater and Hudson, Florida.

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DJJ Announces New Leadership at Trademark Metals Recycling and River Metals Recycling/Metal Recyc…

The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) is pleased to announce leadership changes at three of its business units: Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR), River Metals Recycling (RMR) and Metal Recycling Services (MRS). Effective immediately, Jim Becker, current President of RMR and MRS will assume the role of President of Trademark Metals Recycling. Bob Eviston, current Vice President of Commercial for RMR and MRS will become President of River Metals Recycling and Metal Recycling Services.

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WMR Englewood, CO and Provo, UT Earn SHARP Recognition

Western Metals Recycling’s Englewood and Provo recycling facilities received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. SHARP is the highest honor OSHA awards to businesses that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health.

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