DJJ is proud to be America’s most trusted, full-service scrap recycling company. Our company was built the old-fashioned way…with loyal customer relationships, smart business sense and hard work.
Joseph Joseph emigrated from Germany and settles in Cincinnati, Ohio, trading hides and wool.
Joseph’s brother Samuel joined him and The Joseph Joseph and Brothers Company was born. In 1885, when demand for scrap began to soar, the brothers wisely switched from hide and fur trading to scrap metal recycling. Their business was located on Front Street in Cincinnati.
Joseph Joseph passed away and son David J. Joseph became manager of the company’s entire scrap metal operation.
Company had offices in most major cities, plus 7 scrap yards.
On January 1, 1921, the company was renamed from Joseph Joseph & Company to The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).
DJJ began exporting.
David J. Joseph, Jr. graduated from Yale and joined the Company.
David J. Joseph, Jr. becames President. The company had 7 offices and 1 scrap yard.
DJJ had 5 offices and 2 scrap yards.
David Joseph, Sr. passed away
DJJ’s first agency account established.
DJJ had 6 offices, 4 scrap yards.
DJJ installed its first shredder in Tampa, FL.
DJJ’s brokerage volume doubled since 1963
Company had 9 offices, 6 scrap yards.
Company was sold to SHV Holdings, N.V of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
DJJ became America’s largest scrap company. NF Division formed. The company had 14 offices, 14 scrap yards.
DJJ formed the Railroad Equipment Marketing division (now Rail Equipment Group).
U.S. Steel Industry operated at 48% of capacity, but DJJ remained profitable.
DJJ Centennial celebration! DJJ returned to deep sea trading after 45-year hiatus. Quality Department formed (becomes Mill Service Group).
DJJ’s brokerage volume doubled again.
Company had 12 offices, 7 scrap yards.
David J. Joseph, Jr. honored as a “Great Living Cincinnatian.”
Western Metals Recycling (WMR) LLC formed.
River Metals Recycling (RMR) LLC & Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR) LLC formed. David J. Joseph, Jr. passed away.
DJJ Metals Group formed. Gemini also formed.
DJJ Ferro-Alloy Group formed.
DJJ’s brokerage volume doubled again.
Tampa mega shredder was installed.
TMR acquired 3 Orlando facilities.
RMR acquired Somerset, KY facility.
U-Pull-&-Pay, LLC established with purchase of Orlando property.
RMR acquires Owensboro, KY facility.
Texas Port Recycling (TPR) formed; U-Pull-&-Pay (UPAP) LLC established in West Palm, FL; RMR acquired facilities in Paducah, KY and Metropolis, IL; TMR acquired facilities in Tampa (Ybor) and Sarasota, FL.
TPR installed Mega Shredder; RMR acquired facilities in Xenia, OH and Greensburg, IN; U-Pull-&-Pay greenfield stores opened in Cincinnati, OH and Orlando, FL; U-Pull-&-Pay acquired stores in Albuquerque, NM, Colorado Springs and Aurora (Denver), CO.
Nucor Corporation purchased DJJ. Advantage Metals Recycling (AMR) LLC formed. Metal Recycling Services (MRS) acquired. Opened Hong Kong Office.
DJJ 125 year celebration! TMR acquired 4 Ocala, FL recycling facilities.
Metals Group opened Phoenix office.
TMR opened Sanford, FL and acquired Valdosta, GA recycling facilities.
TMR acquired Tampa, Gainesville, and Sarasota, FL recycling facilities
WMR acquired Grand Junction, CO recycling facility
MRS acquired Gastonia and Marion, NC recycling facilities
UPAP acquired Indianapolis, IN and Phoenix, AZ self-serve auto parts stores.
TMR acquired 5 Tampa FL area recycling facilities. WMR aquired Salt Lake City and Orem, UT recycling facilities.
UPAP opened Pittsburgh, PA store.
UPAP opened Houston, TX store.
RMR acquired 4 Kentucky and Indiana recycling facilities.
12 District Offices
6 Recycling Regions with 63 facilities (18 automobile shredders)
Rail Equipment Group
12 U-Pull-&-Pay stores
Nearly 1,900 teammates worldwide