North Carolina MRS facility receives safety designation

Scrap metal recycling company receives SHARP designation from North Carolina Secretary of Labor.

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October 27, 2014

safety health achievement programMetal Recycling Services (MRS) has announced that its Whiteville, North Carolina, scrap metal facility has received the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation from the North Carolina Secretary of Labor. The company says the facility was recognized for its commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

MRS, headquartered in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, has four scrap recycling facilities and two auto shredders in North Carolina. The company is wholly owned by Nucor Corp. Charlotte, North Carolina, and operates as a part of David J. Joseph (DJJ), a Nucor subsidiary based in Cincinnati.

SHARP is awarded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to small worksites that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health, according to the administration.

Tony Hankerson, MRS’ safety manager, thanked employees of the facility for helping the company receive the SHARP designation, saying, “Metal Recycling Services teammates’ commitment to safety has never been stronger, and this award reflects the entire team’s goal of zero accidents.”

“Safety is our number one focus, and providing a safe work environment is our primary responsibility,” Hankerson adds.

Bob Eviston, president of MRS, also thanked MRS employees, noting that “first and foremost, to the Metal Recycling Services Whiteville team, congratulations and thank you for achieving the SHARP status. As you know, this honor is a result of your personal commitment to working safely, as well as looking out for your fellow teammates, customers, suppliers, vendors and visitors to the recycling facility every day.

“The SHARP designation was made possible because of your hard work, dedication and focus on working safely, as well as that of the entire MRS team. This is a significant achievement, and we are all extremely proud,” Eviston says.

Hankerson, along with Ryan Mitchell, MRS’s general manager, accepted the award on behalf of MRS.