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 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.