May 19, 2014, Western Metals Recycling (WMR), wholly owned by the David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ), Cincinnati, has purchased the assets and business of Sims Metal Management’s (SMM) Utah recycling facilities. The operations include a shredding plant in Salt Lake City and a feeder yard in Orem, Utah.
DJJ is a subsidiary of Nucor Corp., Charlotte, North Carolina.
DJJ says the addition of the new locations is consistent with WMR’s growth strategy and demonstrates its commitment to expanding its existing regional recycling platforms.
WMR buys obsolete ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items, such as appliances, gutters, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products.
DJJ, founded in 1885, is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States. The company provides scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services.
Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.