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 leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.