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On Saturday, April 18, 2015, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), River Metals Recycling (RMR) and U-Pull-&-Pay (UPAP) celebrated Earth Day at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati.

DJJ is America’s oldest, most experienced trading, logistics and scrap recycling company.  Since 1885, we’ve focused on recycling one of the world’s most reusable materials while conserving precious resources in the process.

DJJ’s “Cincinnaturally” Earth Day booth included finished products from recycled metal and an automobile shredder video.  Also on display were sculptures created for DJJ’s first Scrap Showdown contest.  These sculptures were created using scrap metal collected from River Metals Recycling’s Newport, Kentucky recycling facility.

Below are the winners of the Scrap Showdown contest.

People’s Choice: Sensational Cincinnati–Pattie Byron

3rd place: All Things Cincinnati–Elite Welding Academy

2nd place: Spring in Eden–Al & Carla Lang


1st place: A Windy Day– Kate Demske


In addition, DJJ made a donation to Taking Root (http://www.takingroot.info/), a regional campaign to plant 2 million trees by 2020.

River Metals Recycling (RMR) is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the greater Cincinnati area, with 9 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.   RMR is headquartered in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky and has nearly 250 employees.   RMR’s Newport, Kentucky 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. RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).

U-Pull-&-Pay (UPAP) operates nine self-serve used auto parts stores across the U.S., including one in Carthage (Cincinnati), Ohio.  Each store carries over 1,000 used cars and trucks displayed on stands, arranged in rows, and separated by manufacturer. Customers bring their own tools to remove parts, drive train components or any other accessories needed.  U-Pull-&-Pay is wholly owned by DJJ.

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 2,000.  DJJ operates 15 domestic and international ferrous and nonferrous scrap brokerage offices, and trades ferro-alloys and specialty pig iron.  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.