At the first annual American Metal Market Awards for Steel Excellence ceremony on June 22, 2010, The David Joseph Company (DJJ) was named as “Scrap Company of the Year”.  According to Keith B. Grass, President and CEO, “This award from American Metal Market is quite an honor.  The hard work and dedication of all of our employees – – over 2,200 worldwide – – helped earn this prestigious award.”

The 2010 Steel Excellence Awards program recognized companies for efforts to improve competitiveness and demonstrate excellence in their operations.  Scrap companies nominated for the award were judged in three areas:

  • Customer service/support and continuous improvement initiatives
  • The adoption/implementation of scrap anti-theft, mercury-switch removal and radiation-detection measures, and
  • Environmental compliance and safety performance 2008 vs. 2009

The David J. Joseph Company, the Cincinnati-based global scrap broker, processor and logistics provider, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. DJJ holds a prestigious role as the oldest, full-service scrap company in the U.S.

The David J. Joseph Company supplies scrap, scrap substitutes, ferro alloys and nonferrous metals to steel producers, foundries, and aluminum smelters, sourcing materials from its own scrap processing facilities and others from around the world. As one of the largest global scrap brokers, DJJ trades extensively in international markets.  DJJ operates 15 ferrous and nonferrous metals brokerage offices, including an office in Hong Kong and a recently-opened Switzerland office.

DJJ operates 60 scrap processing facilities throughout the U.S., with 15 of the plants focusing on automobile shredding.  Combined, the facilities have well over 5 million tons of processing and sortation capacity. DJJ annually recycles millions of tons of material that might otherwise be discarded.

In addition, DJJ operates 7 U-Pull-&-Pay stores:  do it yourself auto parts retail operations.  After customers have removed many of the car parts at these stores, the harvested auto hulks are crushed and sent to DJJ operated shredding yards.

DJJ’s parent is Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), based in Charlotte, NC.  Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America.

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