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 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 newest Cincinnati yard at State Avenue.

RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE). Founded in 1885, The David Joseph Company is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States.  Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.

Ann E. DeWert
Director of Corporate Services
The David J. Joseph Company
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
(513) 419-6014
(513) 419-6224