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 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 and celebrates its 125th year in the scrap brokerage, processing and transportation industries this year. 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
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