The David J. Joseph Company’s Scrap Showdown

Vote on your favorite sculpture created from recycled scrap metal from River Metals Recycling’s Newport, Kentucky facility! Check out the 2016 Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration at Sawyer point and enjoy free admission, live music, petting farm, face painting, inflatables, a fire truck, food and lots of exhibits and displays. Be sure to visit The David J. Joseph Company’s (DJJ) booth and vote on your favorite scrap sculpture! – For seven weeks area artists worked to create sculptures from scrap metal collected at River Metals Recycling’s Newport, Kentucky facility. The five sculptures will be displayed during the Cincinnati Earth Day celebrations in front of the flag poles at Sawyer Point on Saturday, April 16 from 12-5pm. Judging will take place and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places. A People’s Choice award will also be presented, so visit DJJ’s booth to vote for your favorite! Winners will be announced at 4:45 at DJJ’s Earth Day Booth! Sculptures are available for purchase via online auction at www.eBay.com, searchable under Scrap Showdown. The auction began April 12 and ends just before noon on April 19, 2016. Proceeds from the auction will be split between the artist, DJJ’s costs, and Taking Root, an earth-friendly charity. 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 Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 250 employees. RMR’s Newport, Kentucky recycling center was named Newport’s Business of the year and buys ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like... read more

Earth Day 2015: DJJ’s Scrap Showdown

Calling all artists and metal workers! Applications are now available for the DJJ Scrap Showdown. The theme of the contest is “Cincinnaturally”. Competing teams will collect scrap at RMR Newport on March 21st; then have two weeks to bring their vision to life. Artists will return their finished sculptures to RMR Newport on April 4th and they will be displayed and judged during Cincinnati Earth Day celebrations at Sawyer Point on April 18th. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places as well as a People’s Choice award with no cash but extra bragging rights. All art will become the property of the David J, Joseph Company, to be auctioned off between April 4th and April 18th. Proceeds will be split between the artist, DJJ’s costs, and an earth-friendly charity. This is a community event! Let your friends and families know they can apply to create sculptures or bid on them. Questions? Call us at (513) 419-6264 or email us... read more

River Metals Recycling Owensboro Achieves SHARP Workplace Safety Recognition

River Metals Recycling (RMR) Owensboro received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. Owensboro is RMR’s second recycling facility in Kentucky to receive this award. 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... read more

RMR Greensburg Achieves INSHARP Workplace Safety Recognition

River Metals Recycling’s (RMR) Greensburg, IN facility was recently recognized as an Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) location. INSHARP businesses are proven workplace safety and health leaders. “River Metals Recycling demonstrates a tireless dedication to safety,” said Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) Commissioner Rick J. Ruble. “Their employees are able to go to work knowing safety is a priority today and will continue to be tomorrow, next week and next year.” To participate in INSHARP, a company must develop, implement and maintain an exemplary worker safety and health management system and pass a comprehensive safety and health evaluation by the IDOL. In addition, the facility’s occupational injury and illness rates must be below the national industry average. Less than 50 Indiana employers have achieved INSHARP certification. Last year, RMR’s Newport, KY location became the first recycling center in Kentucky to achieve SHARP certification. Both Newport and Somerset, KY locations received Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. Bob Eviston, RMR President, thanked the Greensburg team for their daily contribution to the company’s success, stating, “Safety is recognized and promoted as a core value at RMR. Active participation throughout all levels of the organization is key to the success of our safety process, and we continue to explore new ways to improve safety in our plants. Congratulations to all RMR Greensburg teammates on receiving this important INSHARP 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.... read more

River Metals Recycling Newport Kentucky Hosts USAR

On May 23, 2014, River Metals Recycling (RMR) Newport hosted the Cincinnati Fire and EMS Heavy Rescue members of the task force called the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR).  RMR Newport provided a few automobiles and a school bus for Jaws of Life training. Over two dozen Fire Department members participated in the training.   Newport was pleased to provide both space and vehicles which helped the firefighters practice.  RMR hopes this effort will result in lives saved.This donation to the firefighters is just another example of RMR’s commitment to do the right thing and give back to the communities in which we do business. River Metals Recycling (RMR) is the largest scrap recycler on the Ohio River with 9 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.  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.  The phone number at the 1220 Licking Pike recycling facility is 859-291-5509.  RMR pays cash for your scrap metal Monday through Friday from 7 am – 4 pm; Saturdays from 8 – noon.RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees.  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,  ucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Contact: Arvil... read more

RMR’s Nine Recycling Facilities Stand Down for Fall Prevention

River Metals Recycling (RMR) is pleased to announce its participation in OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down for Fall Prevention.  During the week of June 2, every RMR recycling facility will conduct daily field-based safety meetings focusing on key aspects of fall prevention.   This includes fall hazard recognition, choosing the proper fall prevention systems, ladder safety, maintaining three-point contact, preventing slips/trips/falls on the same level and a focused review of personal fall arrest gear. RMR appreciates OSHA’s efforts in organizing this event.  We support such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between the agency and employers to work toward the same goal:   a safe and healthful workplace. River Metals Recycling is a metal recycler and  buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like appliances, gutters, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products.   River Metals Recycling (RMR) is the largest scrap recycler on the Ohio River with nine locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. River Metals Recycling is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation.  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... read more

River Metals Recycling Xenia Donation Helps Save Lives

On April 18 and 19, 2014, the Xenia Township Fire Department conducted live fire training at an acquired resident in Xenia.  Prior to the training, River Metals Recycling Xenia donated building materials to reinforce the interior rooms for firefighting activities.  56 Fire Department participants received over 15 hours of quality hands on simulations in firefighting techniques and skill application.  RMR Xenia was pleased to provide materials which helped the firefighters practice.  RMR hopes this effort will result in lives saved.This donation of building materials to the firefighters is just another example of RMR’s commitment to do the right thing and give back to the communities in which we do business.River Metals Recycling (RMR) is the largest scrap recycler on the Ohio River with 9 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.  RMR’s Xenia Ohio 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.  The phone number at the 840 Jasper Road recycling facility is 937-372-3533.  RMR pays cash for your scrap metal Monday through Friday from 8 am – 4 pm; Saturdays from 8 – noon.RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees.  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... read more

River Metals Recycling Supports the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center

River Metals Recycling (RMR), the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the greater Cincinnati area, initiated a unique avenue to recycle scrap metal while supporting the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center.  RMR donated recycled brass, stainless steel, and copper materials used by Northern Kentucky high school art students to build a pinwheel-themed indoor/outdoor water feature and wind chimes.  The wind chimes and water feature were auctioned at a March 1 fundraiser benefiting the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC).  The event raised $95,000 for NKYCAC. In 2013, the NKYCAC served nearly 750 children in a coordinated response to child abuse.  This non-profit is the only Children’s Advocacy Center in Northern Kentucky and is recognized as a center of Excellence by the National Children’s alliance. The recycled materials donation is just one of many examples of River Metals Recycling’s corporate social responsibility.  RMR supports a wide range of organizations through local investments, donations and volunteer efforts.  This commitment to the communities in which RMR operates is not just a program or a donation; it’s the way RMR does business every day. 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’s Newport 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 headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees.  RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).  Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in... read more

River Metals Recycling Donates Wheelchair Ramp

River Metals Recycling’s 1951 State Avenue Cincinnati facility staff heard WLWT’s story about D.J. Martin – –  a local 9 year old Price Hill resident who had his wheelchair ramp stolen on February 27, and quickly responded by donating a folding ramp on February 28 to help the family.   RMR occasionally used the folding ramp at the State Avenue facility to unload small trailers but wanted to help the family until they get a permanent replacement.River Metals Recycling’s culture and philosophy revolves around being good neighbors in and giving back to the communities in which we do business.  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’s State Avenue 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 headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees.  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. Nine year old D.J. Martin and his parents, pictured above, are thrilled with the replacement folding wheelchair ramp donated by River Metals Recycling State... read more

River Metals Recycling Sponsors Aiden’s Legacy Campaign

On December 14, 2013 River Metals Recycling (RMR) Louisville sponsored “Holiday Candy Land:  Larger than Cancer!” to help raise awareness for Aiden’s Legacy. The Aiden’s Legacy mission is to help children with cancer forget about chemotherapy and other treatments by providing new Lego sets for their entertainment.   The second floor lobby of the Starks Building in Louisville was decorated as a giant interactive Candy Land board game, with food and games for childhood cancer victims and their families.  The fundraiser was to help support Aiden Johnson and his family, along with many other children at Kosair Children’s Hospital who are fighting cancer. Aiden is 9 years old and battling High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Aiden was first diagnosed in 2007, when he was only two years old. Aiden has been in and out of remission ever since.RMR Louisville has supported Aiden’s Legacy since 2012.  This is just one of many examples of River Metals Recycling’s corporate social responsibility.  RMR supports a wide range of organizations through local investments, donations and volunteer efforts.  This commitment to the communities in which RMR operates is not just a program or a donation; it’s the way RMR does business every day.RMR’s Louisville 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 headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees.  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... read more

RMR Newport First Kentucky Recycling Facility to Achieve SHARP Status

Today River Metals Recycling’s Newport recycling facility received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the Kentucky Secretary of Labor.  RMR Newport is the first recycling facility in Kentucky to earn SHARP status. 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.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. Arvil Pennington, Plant Manager and Mr. Brent Charlton, Safety Manager accepted the award on behalf of the entire RMR staff.  Mr. Pennington thanked employees for their daily contribution to the company’s success, stating, “River Metals Recycling employees’ 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, RMR President, thanked all of the RMR employees, stating “first and foremost, to the River Metals Recycling Newport recycling 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 team mates, our customers, our suppliers, our vendors and our visitors to the recycling facility every day.  Because of your hard work, dedication and focus to working safely, you are the first recycling facility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to... read more

River Metals Recycling Xenia Hosts Customer Appreciation Day

On Tuesday, September 10, from 11 am – 2 pm, River Metals Recycling (RMR) hosted a Customer Appreciation Day.  RMR offered grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks and more to show appreciation to over 125 of their loyal customers.Luis Menendez, Supervisor at the Xenia recycling location, stated “We are thankful for our terrific customers, and are honored that Marsha Bayless – City Mayor, Alan Stock – Xenia Township Administrator, WT Caldwell – Green County Highway Superintendent, Alan Liming – president/CEO of the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, representatives from Greene County Environmental Services and the Xenia township Fire Department joined us on this special day.”River Metals Recycling 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 Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees.   RMR’s Xenia Ohio 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).  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.... read more

RMR Greensburg Hosts Batesville YMCA Summer Campers

River Metals Recycling Greensburg Hosts Batesville YMCA Summer Campers On July 17, 2013 a group of Batesville YMCA summer campers visited River Metals Recycling’s (RMR) Greensburg, IN recycling facility. The YMCA students were celebrating “green week”, and what better way to celebrate than to learn about how scrap recycling helps to preserve and protect the environment?   The students were each given a hard hat, earplugs, a magnet, and a back pack, and they learned that recycling scrap metals helps to reduce the volume of materials landfilled.  They also learned that ferrous scrap metal sticks to a magnet (like iron, steel, or an automobile), while nonferrous scrap (like aluminum cans, copper, brass and wire) does not.During the nonferrous warehouse tour, the students saw a variety of household items RMR recycles including Christmas lights, an aluminum pot, tools, an extension cord, a door handle, and a sink faucet.While touring the ferrous recycling area, the students learned how RMR carefully extracts and recycles fluids from vehicles before they are crushed and shredded.  The students had a chance to see River Metal’s clean, fast and friendly recycling Greensburg facility. The students enjoyed the tour and already have plans to return next year. The River Metals Recycling staff River Metals Recycling’s culture and philosophy revolves around being good neighbors in and giving back to the communities in which we do business.  Batesville YMCA tour is another example of RMR’s commitment to do the right thing and give back.  RMR would like to thank all those who participated in this successful... read more

River Metals Recycling Somerset Receives Governor’s Safety Award

Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet Steven L. Beshear, Governor Larry L. Roberts, Secretary CONTACT: Ricki Gardenhire 502-564-5525 River Metals Recycling Receives Governor’s Safety Award More than 369,000 hours worked without lost time accident, illness Frankfort, Ky. (July 25, 2013) – Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts today presented River Metals Recycling LLC in Ferguson, Ky. with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. River Metals’ employees have worked 369,839 hours without a lost-time accident. The Governor’s Safety and Health Award provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance and encourages the development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses. The award is given to employers and their employees who together have achieved the required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. River Metals Recycling’s Ferguson location, which employs 30 workers, is an example of employees and employers working together to create a safe work environment for all. “River Metals Recycling has a commitment to building a culture where all employees practice and promote safety and doing things the right way,” said Secretary Roberts. “Our employees’ commitment to safety has never been stronger, and this award reflects the entire team’s goal of zero accidents,” said River Metals Recycling Safety Manager Brent Charlton. River Metals Recycling LLC is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky with 10 recycling facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. ### Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts encourages all employers who may have concerns about the safety and healthfulness of a facility to contact the Division of Education and Training to request a free, confidential, consultative visit. Call 502-564-4087... read more

River Metals Recycling Newport Earns Prestigious Governor’s Safety and Health Award

River Metals Recycling’s (RMR) Newport Kentucky facility won the prestigious Governor’s Safety and Health Award for businesses with 1 – 250 employees in 2012. The premise behind the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s award program is “…to promote safety and health awareness, good sound work practices and to recognize the resulting reduction in injuries and illnesses in the workplace…” The Governor’s Safety and Health Award provides special recognition for RMR Newport’s outstanding safety and health performance and encourages development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses. The Governor’s Safety and Health Award is given to RMR and its employees, who together have achieved the minimum required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness at their establishment. River Metals Recycling works to create an environment safe from industrial and environmental hazards for our employees and our customers. RMR’s safety program is successful thanks to company-wide staff commitment and to its strong, continuing safety culture. By taking a proactive approach to safety, rather than a reactive approach, RMR reduces accidents, and strives to prevent them all together. RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Nucor Corporation. RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees. RMR has 10 recycling facilities; in addition to the Newport location, RMR operates yards in Greensburg, Indiana; Henderson, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah, and Somerset, Kentucky; Metropolis, Illinois; and Xenia and Cincinnati, Ohio. Across the U.S., the DJJ family of companies operates nearly 70 scrap recycling and mill service facilities, plus 9 self-serve used auto part U-Pull-&-Pay stores. Contact: Ann DeWert Director of Corporate... read more

River Metals Recycling Expands Louisville

On April 15, 2011, River Metals Recycling (RMR) celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded scrap metal recycling plant at 2045 River Road.  The facility offers an additional four paved acres for customers to recycle any ferrous or nonferrous scrap metal.   The newly expanded yard is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The River Road phone number is (502) 585-5331. The River Road recycling center buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like automobiles, appliances, gutters, sheet metal, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. Customers are paid on site for their scrap metal.  According to Jim Becker, RMR President, “We make it quick and easy to drop off any ferrous or nonferrous scrap, and get paid for scrap metal recycled at our environmentally sound facility.  This is a great way for community members to make money, while helping to preserve and protect the environment.” The newly expanded operation offers customers a safe, clean, quick facility equipped with the state-of-the art technology.  RMR added six additional employees and streamlined the recycling process so that customers can get in, weigh their scrap using the latest scales, unload, and get cash for their scrap quickly. RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE). RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees.  RMR has 10 processing facilities; in addition to the Louisville location, RMR operates yards in Henderson, Newport, Owensboro, Paducah, and Somerset, Kentucky; Metropolis, Illinois; Greensburg, Indiana, and Xenia and Cincinnati,... read more

River Metals Recycling Plans Expanded Nonferrous Metals Recovery in Louisville

River Metals Recycling (RMR) plans to expand its nonferrous metal recovery operations at 2114 Metal Lane in Louisville.  The expansion will include a new 60,000 square foot metals recovery plant which will utilize a combination of processes to extract the maximum value from ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal from automobile shredder byproducts.  In Louisville, RMR’s processing capabilities include automobile shredding, baling, shearing, barge cutting and accurately sorting ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Louisville facility is not the first across the Joseph family of companies to utilize the innovative metals separation technology.  Facilities in Salt Lake City, Denver, and Houston already utilize technologies to improve recyclable recoveries while minimizing the impact on the environment. As a result, the facilities have seen significant reductions in the volume of shredder waste byproducts being sent to the landfill. The Louisville expansion will consist of an automated process, designed with environmentally friendly systems and will comply fully with all environmental laws and rules.   The facility will be fully enclosed, and will not generate regulated air emissions, wastewater discharges or significant noise. Today, RMR’s Louisville operation is staffed with about 140 employees.  The planned expansion will require about 30 additional employees. RMR operates 10 processing yards: Henderson, Louisville, Newport, Owensboro, Paducah, and Somerset, Kentucky; Metropolis, Illinois; Greensburg, Indiana, and Xenia and Cincinnati, Ohio.  River Metals Recycling, headquartered in Crescent Springs, KY, achieved ISO 14001-2004 certification in 2005, the international benchmark for regulating and monitoring environmental systems for an organization.  This certification emphasizes RMR’s longstanding role as an industry leader and reaffirms its continuing commitment to excellence, including the planned expansion in Louisville. RMR is... read more

River Metals Recycling Opens Greenfield State Avenue Cincinnati Yard

On February 1, 2010, River Metals Recycling (RMR) celebrated the opening of its newest feeder yard at 1951 State Avenue in Cincinnati.  Located near the intersection of State Avenue and Ernst Street, the site spans nearly 8 acres.   The yard is open from Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon.  The new State Avenue phone number is (513) 244-2134. At the State Avenue retail yard, RMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like appliances, gutters, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. Customers will be paid on site for their scrap metal.  This new facility will offer an opportunity for members of the community to sell obsolete metal products for their profit, rather than having to pay a waste management fee for disposal at a local landfill.   All metals purchased will be sorted on site, and then transferred to RMR’s Newport Kentucky facility. The new State Avenue yard was designed with environmentally friendly systems.  The facility complies fully with all city, county, state and federal environmental laws and rules.    Existing buildings at the site were renovated, a truck scale was installed and an unmanned payment station was erected.  Off street paved parking was also provided. This new yard brings RMR’s total number of processing and feeder yards to 10.  RMR now operates yards in Henderson, Louisville, Newport, Owensboro, Paducah, and Somerset, Kentucky; Metropolis, Illinois; Greensburg, Indiana, and Xenia and Cincinnati, Ohio.  River Metals Recycling, headquartered in Crescent Springs, KY, achieved ISO 14001-2004 certification in 2005, the international benchmark for regulating... read more

River Metals Recycling Purchases Xenia Iron & Metal, Inc.

On July 2, 2007, River Metals Recycling (RMR) purchased the assets and business of Xenia Iron & Metal. The Xenia Ohio yard, founded in 1917, is located 60 miles north of Cincinnati.  Xenia also operates Greensburg Recycling Inc., a scrap yard in Indiana. River Metals will operate the Xenia, OH and Greensburg, IN scrap yards under the RMR name, but plans to continue to use the Xenia Iron & Metal and Greensburg Recycling names during a transition period.  The yard in Xenia is located at 840 Jasper Road, and the phone number is (937) 372-3533.  The Greensburg yard is located at 323 S. Monfort Street, and the phone number is (812) 663-5587.  RMR plans to expand the business in both Xenia and Greensburg. River Metals Recycling, headquartered in Fort Mitchell, KY, achieved ISO 14001-2004 certification in 2006 and is committed to operating environmentally sound facilities, with a focus on continual improvement and excellence at all locations, including the two newest yards. This acquisition represents a continuation of RMR’s growth strategy.  Formed in August 1998, River Metals Recycling is now the largest scrap processor in Kentucky and in the greater Cincinnati area.  Over the past three years, RMR purchased Somerset Scrap, Tri-State Industrial Services, and Xenia Iron & Metal.  RMR now has facilities in a four-state area:  Henderson, Livermore, Louisville, Newport (Cincinnati), Owensboro, Paducah, and Somerset, Kentucky; Metropolis, Illinois; Xenia, Ohio and Greensburg,... read more

River Metals Recycling Pioneers New Technology, Installs Second Gamma-Tech Analyzer

River Metals Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned venture of Cincinnati-based The David J. Joseph Company, announced the installation of its second Gamma-Tech Crossbelt Metal Analyzer. The  on-line bulk  analyzer qualitatively analyzes scrap  as  it  moves  on  a conveyer belt. Pioneering this new technology, River Metals Recycling (RMR) installed the world’s first on-line bulk scrap analyzer at its Newport, Kentucky yard in late 2002. The second on-line bulk analyzer was recently installed at RMR’s Louisville yard, and a third is planned for installation at RMR’s Henderson, KY yard.  By the first quarter of 2005, 100% of RMR’s shredded scrap will be analyzed by a Gamma-Tech machine, resulting in a cleaner shredded grade with lower residuals.   Trademark Metals Recycling, RMR’s sister company, also plans to install an on-line bulk analyzer at one of its Florida locations in 2005. The original bulk scrap analyzer concept was developed by Gamma-Tech and The David Joseph Company in the late 1990’s. Leading the movement to this new technology, the field testing of the first on-line analyzer began at DJJ’s Detroit yard in August, 1998, following The Joseph Company tradition of focusing on continuous improvements and innovative new processes to extract the maximum value from ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal. Today, this state-of-the-art technology can accurately determine the chemistry of scrap grades, which reduces the variability in designing blends and scrap charges. This allows RMR to produce shredded scrap to a specific chemistry, assisting consumers in capturing maximum value from the scrap supply chain. RMR has successfully shipped .13 to .15 copper shredded into the marketplace since April 2003. River Metals Recycling is Kentucky’s largest scrap... read more

River Metals Recycling Purchases Louisville Scrap

River Metals Recycling  (RMR), a wholly owned venture of the Cincinnati,  Ohio based David  J.  Joseph Company,  finalized  its  acquisition  of  the  assets  of  Progress  Rail’s Louisville  Scrap  Material  (LSM) Division  on  November  19,  2001.    The  acquisition includes the Lexington Road nonferrous operationsnext to the former Klempner Brothers yard and the ferrous processing operations along the Ohio River. Contact:  Alan J. Crouch River Metals Recycling, LLC P.O Box 72277 Newport, KY  41072-0277 Phone:  (859) 292-8400 Fax:  (859) 292-8495 ajc@rmrecycling.com Ann E. DeWert The David J. Joseph Company P.O. Box 1078 Cincinnati, OH  45201-1078... read more

Joseph Closes On Louisville Yard Acquisitions

The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), Cincinnati, finalized its acquisition of Klempner Brothers from theKlempner family and River City Shredding and River City Baling, two facilities which were jointly owned bythe Klempners and the David Blue family. These Louisville operations have been combined with Joseph’s Henderson, Kentucky and Newport,Kentucky plants and are now operated as an independent, new company, River Metals Recycling, LLC. Alan J. Crouch is the newly appointed President and General Manager of River Metals Recycling, LLC,which will be headquartered in Northern Kentucky. Mr. Crouch has been with DJJ in various operatingcapacities since 1973.   Joseph P. Reinrnann is the Vice President­ Commercial and has been with DJJsince 1989, serving most recently as District Manager for DJJ’s Cincinnati trading office. Michael T.Legeay is the Vice President-Financial and has been with DJJ since 1971, serving most recently as VicePresident-Finance in the Ferrous Division. Jay Klempner will consult for the new company during atransition period in Louisville. The David J. Joseph Company was founded in 1885 and operates International and TransportationServices Divisions in addition to its ferrous and nonferrous scrap activities, which include processing,brokerage, and providing scrap management services to steel mills.   The Joseph Company isheadquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is owned by SHV, N.V. of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Contact: Stephen W. Wulff Vice President-Ferrous Division The David J. Joseph Company 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 345-4328... read more