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.