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River Metals Recycling Newport Achieves Third SHARP Award Newport Scrap Recycler had no lost time injuries for 11 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 its third SHARP award, which was presented by the Acting Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet Mike Nemes. RMR Newport achieved the original SHARP certification in December 2013 and was the first recycling facility in Kentucky to earn SHARP status. Today’s award represents RMR’s second SHARP recertification. 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 RMR teammates for operating for eleven straight years without any lost time injuries. He stated, “At RMR, safety is our #1 core value. This award is a testament to RMR’s comprehensive safety process including ongoing training and procedures to ensure the safety of all teammates, customers, and suppliers. Proactive safety practices are key to reducing workplace injuries. I want to thank the entire RMR team for their continued OWNERSHIP of ZERO!” 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 260 teammates. River Metals Recycling’s Newport facility employs 44. Newport 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...

The David J. Joseph Company and Service Center Metals Announce Scrap Agency Agreement

The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) and Service Center Metals (SCM) are pleased to announce that effective November 13, 2017, SCM will utilize DJJ as the primary scrap buying agent for their Prince George, Virginia manufacturing facility. DJJ is excited to strengthen its relationship with Service Center Metals, who has been a valued customer since 2013. DJJ is committed to ensuring the highest quality of service while leveraging its ability to source raw materials globally. In addition, DJJ will provide SCM with administrative efficiencies and logistics expertise. The agreement will allow SCM to focus on expanding their role as a leading extruded aluminum rod, bar, angle, pipe, channel and beam producer. This scrap agency agreement represents an important step forward for The David J. Joseph Company and is a great complement to its existing nonferrous business activities. For SCM, this will further reinforce its commitment to producing the highest quality aluminum products for its customers, always meeting their exact needs and specifications. About Service Center Metals Founded in 2002, Service Center Metals is one of the fastest growing manufacturers in Virginia. SCM produces extruded aluminum rods, bars, angles, pipes, channels and beams at its Prince George, VA location. SCM focuses on excellent customer service, superior product quality and unparalleled production efficiency. The Prince George, VA facility is home to manufacturing operations as well as SCM sales and administrative teams. SCM’s manufacturing process is designed to operate twenty-four hours a day with employee safety as a top priority. SCM sets the benchmark for safety, customer service, product quality and operational efficiency as a supplier to its service center customers. SCM...

2015 Earth Day Celebration

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,...

River Metals Recycling Owensboro Achieves SHARP Workplace Safety Recognition

The Owensboro recycling facility was recognized for their commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.  SHARP is the highest honor OSHA awards to small worksites that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health. Bob Eviston, RMR President, thanked the Owensboro team for their daily contribution to the company’s success and for operating for six straight years without any work-related injuries or illnesses.  “Safety is recognized and promoted as a core value at RMR, and active participation throughout all levels of the organization is key to the success of our safety process. Congratulations to all RMR Owensboro teammates on receiving this important SHARP certification.” 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 300 teammates.   River Metals Recycling’s Owensboro 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...

MRS Whiteville Recycling Facility Achieves SHARP Status

Today, Metal Recycling Services’ (MRS) Whiteville, North Carolina facility received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the North Carolina Secretary of Labor. Metal Recycling Services operates four scrap recycling facilities in North Carolina. The Whiteville, North Carolina 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. Ryan Mitchell, General Manager, and Mr. Tony Hankerson, Safety Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the entire MRS staff. Mr. Hankerson thanked employees for their daily contribution to the company’s safety success, stating, “Metal Recycling Services teammates’ 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.” Mr. Bob Eviston, MRS President, thanked all of the MRS teammates, stating “first and foremost, to the Metal Recycling Services Whiteville team, congratulations and thank you for achieving the SHARP status! As you know, this honor is a result of your personal commitment to working safely, as well as looking out for your fellow teammates, customers, suppliers, vendors, and visitors to the recycling facility every day. The SHARP designation was made possible because of your hard work, dedication and focus to working safely, as well as that of the entire MRS team. This is a significant achievement, and we are all extremely proud.” MRS’ Whiteville recycling center buys ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap...

Three UPAP Stores and Two WMR Recycling Facilities Receive Gold Leader Recognition from the Color…

U-Pull-&-Pay’s (UPAP) Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Denver stores and Western Metals Recycling’s (WMR) Englewood and Grand Junction facilities were recently recognized by the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) as Gold Leaders. The ELP is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. ELP recognized the UPAP and WMR Colorado sites for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement. The Gold level is the Program’s highest achievement, accomplished by UPAP and WMR in their first year of participation. “All of our dedicated teammates really drive the success of our environmental initiatives,” said Tre Whitmore, U-Pull-&-Pay President. “We have several teams focused on improving our environmental performance and many teammates committed to improving the local environment and quality of life through individual and community efforts.” Jeff Davis, WMR President, noted, “At WMR’s recycling facilities, we strive to go above and beyond, by setting the environmental bar well above what is required. We are proud of WMR’s environmental achievements and continued commitment to environmental excellence.” Both Messrs. Whitmore and Davis congratulated the Colorado teammates and their commitment to sustainability and consistent high level of environmental performance. U-Pull-&-Pay operates nine self-serve used auto parts stores across the U.S., each with 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 The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ). Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is the largest full-service metals recycler in...