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. The Englewood and Provo facilities are the second and third Western Metals Recycling (WMR) facilities to receive this designation. The West Salt Lake facility was the first WMR facility to achieve the SHARP status.

Dave Youngberg, Western Metals Recycling Englewood General Manager and Jay Lamb, WMR Provo General Manager accepted the award on behalf of the entire WMR staff at each facility. Jeff Davis, WMR President, thanked each of the WMR employees for their daily contribution to the company’s success, stating,“This honor is the result of their personal commitment to working safely, as well as looking out for fellow team mates, customers, suppliers, vendors, and visitors to the recycling facility every day. Safety is a core value at Western Metals and this achievement reflects the entire team’s goal of zero accidents.”

At the award ceremony, Craig Feldman, President of The David J. Joseph Company, commented to the employees, “Thank you for what you do every day for Western Metals Recycling, and most importantly, thank you for working safely, working smart, and working together. You are WMR’s greatest resource and having great teammates gives us a true competitive advantage.” He thanked WMR employees for working daily to build a safer, stronger, and more profitable WMR business.

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 8 recycling facilities. WMR’s Englewood and Provo recycling centers buy ferrous scrap and automobiles 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.