On April 15, 2011, River Metals Recycling (RMR) celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded scrap metal recycling plant at 2045 River Road. The facility offers an additional four paved acres for customers to recycle any ferrous or nonferrous scrap metal.
The newly expanded yard is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The River Road phone number is (502) 585-5331.
The River Road recycling center buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like automobiles, appliances, gutters, sheet metal, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. Customers are paid on site for their scrap metal. According to Jim Becker, RMR President, “We make it quick and easy to drop off any ferrous or nonferrous scrap, and get paid for scrap metal recycled at our environmentally sound facility. This is a great way for community members to make money, while helping to preserve and protect the environment.”
The newly expanded operation offers customers a safe, clean, quick facility equipped with the state-of-the art technology. RMR added six additional employees and streamlined the recycling process so that customers can get in, weigh their scrap using the latest scales, unload, and get cash for their scrap quickly.
RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE). RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees. RMR has 10 processing facilities; in addition to the Louisville location, RMR operates yards in Henderson, Newport, Owensboro, Paducah, and Somerset, Kentucky; Metropolis, Illinois; Greensburg, Indiana, and Xenia and Cincinnati, Ohio. Across the U.S., the DJJ family of companies operates 60 scrap processing and mill service facilities, plus 7 U-Pull-&-Pay stores.
Like all DJJ regional operating companies, RMR’s Louisville facility utilizes best-in-industry technology to digitally record seller information, and works with local law enforcement officers and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) to help prevent scrap theft issues.