AMR Expands Operations in Kansas

Advantage Metals Recycling adds retail facility in Lawrence, Kan.

November 5, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Ferrous Nonferrous
Kansas City, Mo.-based Advantage Metals Recycling (AMR) has opened its newest scrap metal facility in Lawrence, Kan. The company officially opened the 12-acre site Nov. 4. 
Cincinnati-based David J. Joseph Co., AMR’s parent company, says the new location features the latest in environmental, safety and customer-friendly designs, including paved roads and unloading areas and new scales and buildings.
The facility will accept ferrous and nonferrous scrap from the general public. The collected metal will be sorted at the new site and shipped to AMR’s facility in Kansas City, Kan.
In addition to its Lawrence location, AMR’s network of 16 scrap metal recycling facilities includes yards in the Kansas cities of Columbus, Emporia, Fort Scott, Kansas City (two) and Topeka as well as in the Missouri cities of Clarence, Clinton, Columbia, Higginsville, Holts Summit, Kansas City, Linn Creek, St. Joseph and Sedalia. The company’s network of facilities includes two automobile shredders, balers, shears, mobile shearing, torch processing, auto crushers and an extensive truck and railcar fleet. 
AMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Co., a subsidiary of Nucor Corp.