Western Metals Recycling’s Salt Lake City recycling facility received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the Utah Department of Labor.  SHARP is the highest honor OSHA awards to businesses that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health.
Jim Ramsey, Western Metals Recycling (WMR) Salt Lake General Manager and Dennis Schofield, WMR Salt Lake Plant Manager accepted the award on behalf of the entire WMR staff.  Mr. Schofield thanked employees for their daily contribution to the company’s success, stating, “We could not have achieved SHARP status without the effort and commitment to safety that each of you displays every day.  Safety is our core value at Western Metals and the entire team is firmly united behind our goal of zero accidents.”
John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation’s President and Chief Operating Officer, commented, “Thank you for what you do every day for Western Metals Recycling, and most importantly thank you for doing it safely.  Achieving this award is truly an honor. WMR Salt Lake City teammates should be proud to be the first of DJJ’s recycling facilities to earn this prestigious award…but they will not be the last.  Nothing is more important than safety.  Absolutely nothing.”

Western Metals Recycling is the largest full-service metals recycler in the Intermountain West.   WMR is headquartered in Salt Lake City and has nearly 300 employees and operates 9 recycling facilities.   WMR’s Salt Lake City recycling center buys ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like aluminum cans and other aluminum, stainless steel, copper and brass products. WMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).  Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services.  DJJ is part of Nucor Corporation’s family of companies.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.