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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. This includes fall hazard recognition, choosing the proper fall prevention systems, ladder safety, maintaining three-point contact, preventing slips/trips/falls on the same level and a focused review of personal fall arrest gear. DJJ appreciates OSHA’s efforts in organizing this event. We support such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between the agency and employers to work toward the same goal: a safe and healthful workplace. 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 over 2,100. 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 73 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 Canada....

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. The addition of these new locations is consistent with WMR’s growth strategy and demonstrates DJJ’s commitment to expanding its existing regional recycling platforms. WMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like appliances, gutters, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. The David Joseph Company, founded in 1885, is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services.  Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada....

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.  The nine award winning recycling facilities are located in Emporia, Kansas City (2nd Street) and Topeka, Kansas and Clarence, Clinton, Columbia, Holts Summit, Linn Creek and Kansas City (Manchester Trafficway), Missouri. “Achieving these safety awards is truly an honor,” stated Raynard Brown, AMR’s President.  “Advantage Metals Recycling employees’ commitment to safety has never been stronger, and this award reflects the entire team’s goal of zero accidents.  Safety is our number one focus, and providing a safe work environment is our primary responsibility.” AMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like automobiles, appliances, sheet metal, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. State-of-the-art technology is utilized to allow customers to quickly and efficiently recycle their scrap metal and receive payment on site. AMR operates 16 scrap metal recycling locations across Kansas and Missouri and 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...