On November 4, 2013, Advantage Metals Recycling (AMR) opened its newest facility at 1545 North 3rd Street in Lawrence, Kansas located between US 40/24 and I 70. The 12-acre facility is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The new Lawrence, Kansas phone number is (785) 841-0396.
This new location includes the latest in environmental, safety and customer-friendly designs. It includes paved roads and unloading areas, new scales and buildings, and offers the general public a scrap metal facility that makes it easy to “go green” and recycle.
AMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like appliances, gutters, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. Scrap metal is sorted on site and then transferred to AMR’s Kansas City facilities.
In addition to Lawrence, Kansas, AMR’s network of 16 scrap metal recycling facilities includes Columbus, Emporia, Ft. Scott, Kansas City (2), and Topeka, KS; Clarence, Clinton, Columbia, Higginsville, Holts Summit, Kansas City, Linn Creek, St. Joseph and Sedalia, MO. These recycling facilities include 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 Company (DJJ), a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation. Founded in 1885, The David Joseph Company is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.