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Newport Scrap Recycler had no lost time injuries for 10 straight years.

River Metals Recycling (RMR) Newport received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) recertification for taking extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and health of all teammates. RMR’s exceptional safety record garnered the company recertification, which was presented by Kentucky Secretary of Labor Derrick Ramsey. RMR Newport achieved the original SHARP certification in December, 2013 and was the first recycling facility in Kentucky to earn SHARP status. Today, RMR is the first Kentucky recycling facility to be SHARP recertified.

The Newport Kentucky facility was recognized for its commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. SHARP is one of the highest honors OSHA awards to small worksites that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health.

Mr. Bob Eviston, RMR President, thanked all of the RMR teammates for operating for ten straight years without any lost time injuries. He stated “first and foremost, to the River Metals Recycling Newport recycling team, congratulations and thank you for achieving the SHARP recertification! As you know, this honor is a result of your ongoing personal commitment to working safely, as well as looking out for your fellow teammates, our customers, our suppliers, our vendors and our visitors to the recycling facility every day. Because of your contining hard work, dedication and focus to working safely, you are the first recycling facility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to receive SHARP recertification. This is a significant achievement and we are all extremely proud.”

River Metals Recycling is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the greater Cincinnati area, with nine locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky, and has nearly 250 teammates. River Metals Recycling’s Newport facility specializes in scrap recycling services for households, tradesmen and businesses, and 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). 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.

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