AMR’s Sixteen Recycling Facilities Stand Down for Safety

Advantage Metals Recycling (AMR) is pleased to announce its participation in ISRI’s June 24 National Safety Stand-Down day.  From 7 to 8 a.m. CST, all sixteen AMR recycling facilities will conduct field-based safety awareness meetings focusing on improving the AMR safety process through employee involvement.  The meetings will also include ISRI’s recommended emphasis on mobile equipment, lockout tagout, confined spaces and machine guarding, and fall prevention.   In advance of the one-hour meeting, AMR is asking each employee to name at least one suggestion to improve safety in the workplace or in a task performed. AMR is discussing selected recommendations submitted by employees during the meetings. AMR appreciates ISRI’s efforts in organizing this event.  AMR supports such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between the agency and employers to work toward the same goal:   a safe and healthful workplace. Advantage Metals Recycling is a metal recycler and buys common ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like farm equipment, appliances, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products.   AMR is Kansas and Missouri’s largest scrap recycler. Advantage Metals Recycling is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation.  The David Joseph Company, founded in 1885, is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services.  Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and... read more

AMR’s Sixteen Recycling Facililities Stand Down for Fall Prevention

Advantage Metals Recycling (AMR) is pleased to announce its participation in OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down for Fall Prevention.  During the week of June 2, every AMR recycling facility will conduct daily field-based safety meetings focusing on key aspects of fall prevention.   This includes fall hazard recognition, choosing the proper fall prevention systems, ladder safety, maintaining three-point contact, preventing slips/trips/falls on the same level and a focused review of personal fall arrest gear. AMR appreciates OSHA’s efforts in organizing this event.  We support such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between the agency and employers to work toward the same goal:   a safe and healthful workplace. AMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like automobiles, appliances, sheet metal, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. State-of-the-art technology is utilized to allow customers to quickly and efficiently recycle their scrap metal and receive payment on site. AMR operates 16 scrap metal recycling locations across Kansas and Missouri.  Advantage Metals Recycling is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation.  The David Joseph Company, founded in 1885, is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services.  Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and... read more

Advantage Metals Recycling Recognized for Safety Achievements

On May 8, 2014, nine of Advantage Metals Recycling’s (AMR) scrap metal recycling facilities received the prestigious 2014 Corporate Safety Award from The Safety Council of the Ozarks, a regional branch of the National Safety Council.  This award is presented to those companies that strive to provide a culture of safety at their workplace, with safety practices and accident rates which are better than the industry average.  The nine award winning recycling facilities are located in Emporia, Kansas City (2nd Street) and Topeka, Kansas and Clarence, Clinton, Columbia, Holts Summit, Linn Creek and Kansas City (Manchester Trafficway), Missouri. “Achieving these safety awards is truly an honor,” stated Raynard Brown, AMR’s President.  “Advantage Metals Recycling employees’ 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.” AMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like automobiles, appliances, sheet metal, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. State-of-the-art technology is utilized to allow customers to quickly and efficiently recycle their scrap metal and receive payment on site. AMR operates 16 scrap metal recycling locations across Kansas and Missouri and is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).  Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services.  DJJ is part of Nucor Corporation’s family of companies.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities... read more

Advantage Metals Recycling Higginsville Donates Truck

Last fall, Advantage Metals Recycling’s (AMR) Higginsville, Missouri recycling facility donated a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 truck to the Lexington La-Ray Technical Center in Lexington, Missouri. The Lexington La-Ray students repaired and rebuilt the donated truck; they did a terrific job restoring it! This beautifully restored truck will be auctioned on April 9, 2014, at the Insurance Auto Auctions at 2663 S 88th St, Kansas City, KS 66111.  All proceeds from the sale of the AMR-donated truck will be donated to the Lexington La-Ray Technical Center to help fund future projects. Advantage Metals Recycling is very proud to be part of this community. AMR’s culture and philosophy revolves around being good neighbors in and giving back to the communities in which we do business.  Advantage Metals Recycling is Kansas and Missouri’s largest scrap recycler, with 16 locations. AMR’s Higginsville facility offers a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles and used truck and auto parts.  Most of the salvage truck and auto parts are off the vehicles and stored in AMR’s warehouse. The Higginsville recycling center also buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like appliances, gutters, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. 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. #### Contact: William McBride Facility Manager Advantage Metals Recycling 19861 NW Outer Road Higginsville, MO 64037 660-584-7989 or 1-800-584-7989... read more

Advantage Metals Recycling Sedalia Offers Elementary School Tours

Advantage Metals Recycling’s (AMR) Sedalia, Missouri recycling facility has invited students and teacher from nearly a dozen area elementary schools to tour the scrap metal recycling facility.  This offer was initiated after AMR received positive feedback from Heber Hunt Elementary students raved about their tour last fall. In September, 2013, Heber Hunt Elementary fourth graders and teachers visited Advantage Metals Recycling’s (AMR) Sedalia, Missouri recycling facility. The students toured the facility, witnessed a “Jaws of Life” demonstration, watched a vehicle sheared in half and learned how aluminum can bales are made. The students were each given a ruler, pencil and keychain, and they learned that recycling scrap metals helps to reduce the volume of materials landfilled.  They also learned that ferrous scrap metal sticks to a magnet (like iron, steel, or an automobile), while nonferrous scrap (like aluminum cans, copper, brass and wire) does not. During the nonferrous warehouse tour, the students saw a variety of household items AMR recycles including Christmas lights, an aluminum pot, tools, an extension cord, a door handle, decorative brass pieces and a sink faucet. While touring the ferrous recycling area, the students learned how AMR carefully extracts and recycles fluids from vehicles before they are crushed and shredded. The students had a chance to see Advantage Metal’s clean, fast and friendly recycling Sedalia facility and saw AMR’s scales with a scoreboard-size weight readout for clear viewing. The combined weight of the 200 students and teachers was nearly 10,000 pounds! The students enjoyed the tour and already have plans to return next year. Advantage Metals Recycling’s culture and philosophy revolves around being good neighbors in and... read more

AMR Opens Lawrence Kansas Recycling Facility

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... read more

AMR Recognized for Safety Achievements

On May 9, 2013, Advantage Metals Recycling (AMR), Kansas and Missouri’s largest scrap metal recycler, was recognized by the Safety Council of the Ozarks with two prestigious awards:   Les Reynolds Commitment to Excellence Award. Established to honor Les Reynolds, founder of the Safety Council of the Ozarks, this award is the highest regional award presented by the Safety Council of the Ozarks and was presented to AMR-Topeka.  This award recognizes AMR’s Topeka recycling facility as the company with the largest percent difference between their industry average and their internal record.   Ozarks Regional Safety Award. This award is presented to those companies that strive to provide a culture of safety at their workplace, with safety practices and accident rates which are better than the industry average.  Eight AMR scrap metal recycling facilities earned this prestigious 2013 Ozarks Safety Excellence Award:  Emporia and the Cheyenne and Transportation locations in Kansas City, Kansas and Clarence, Clinton, Columbia, Holts Summit, and Linn Creek, Missouri.   “Achieving these awards is truly an honor,” stated Raynard Brown, AMR’s President.  “We could not have achieved these safety awards without the effort and commitment to safety that our staff displays every day.  Safety is our core value at Advantage Metals Recycling and the entire team is firmly united behind our goal of zero accidents.”   AMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like automobiles, appliances, sheet metal, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. State-of-the-art technology is utilized to allow customers to quickly and efficiently sell their scrap metal and receive payment on site.   AMR  operates 15 scrap metal... read more

Advantage Metals Recycling Acquires Nuelle’s 4X4 Salvage

On November 30, 2012, Advantage Metals Recycling (AMR) purchased the assets and business of Nuelle’s 4X4 Salvage in Higginsville, Missouri. Founded in 1986, Nuelle operates a scrap metal processing facility and a full-service used auto parts store at 19861 Outer Road near the junction of Interstate 70 and Highway 13. The addition of this new location is consistent with AMR’s growth strategy and demonstrates DJJ’s commitment to expanding its existing regional recycling platforms. Advantage Metals Recycling is Kansas and Missouri’s largest scrap recycler. AMR is headquartered in Kansas City, has over 350 employees and now operates 15 recycling facilities. AMR’s Higginsville Missouri recycling center buys automobiles, scrap iron and steel as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like aluminum cans and other aluminum, stainless steel, copper and brass products. In addition, they sell used auto parts on site. Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S and Canada. Across the USA, DJJ now operates 69 scrap recycling facilities, and nine U-Pull-&-Pay self-service used auto parts stores.   ############   Contact: Ann E. DeWert Director of Corporate Services The David J. Joseph Company 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 aed@djj.com (513) 419-6014 (513)... read more

Six Advantage Metals Recycling Facilities Receive 2012 Safety Award

The Safety Council of the Ozarks, a regional branch of the National Safety Council, recognized Advantage Metals Recycling’s unwavering focus on safety in the workplace by awarding six AMR scrap metal recycling facilities the prestigious 2012 Corporate Safety Award. To win the Safety Award, AMR’s safety practices and accident rates had stand out from the rest of the industry. The six award winning recycling facilities are located in Emporia and Kansas City, Kansas and Clarence, Columbia, Linn Creek and Sedalia, Missouri. “This recognition from the Safety Council is greatly appreciated”, stated Raynard Brown, AMR’s President. “Our employees know that safety and environmental stewardship is the foundation of our company’s culture. We all feel that having the safest recycling facilities possible has countless benefits for our employees and our customers.” AMR buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like automobiles, appliances, sheet metal, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. State-of-the-art technology is utilized to allow customers to quickly and efficiently sell their scrap metal and receive payment on site. AMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ). Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services. DJJ is part of Nucor Corporation’s family of companies. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and... read more

Nucor Acquires American Compressed steel

Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 27/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, The David J. Joseph Company (“DJJ”), has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of the American Compressed Steel is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and also operates facilities in St. Joseph and Sedalia, Missouri. American Compressed Steel employs 112 people and processes nearly 180,000 tons annually. DJJ will operate the American Compressed Steel facilities under the Advantage Metals Recycling, LCC name. Nucor and DJJ welcome the American Compressed Steel management team and employees to the Nucor family. This acquisition represents another step in Nucor’s previously announced plan to utilize DJJ as a platform for cotinued growth in the scrap processing industry. 1,000,000 tons of scrap processing and 23 locations through four acquisitions. Our DJJ team is just getting started on our growth strategy through both acquisitions and greenfield operations. Nucor is the largest purchaser of ferrous scrap in North America, with total scrap purchases of 22.8 million tons in 2007. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel — in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through DJJ, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is North America’s largest... read more

Nucor Acquires Galamba Metals Group

Charlotte, North Carolina, April 2, 2008 – Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, The David J. Joseph Company (“DJJ”), has completed the acquisition, at a very attractive multiple, of substantially all the assets of Kansas City, Missouri-based Galamba Metals Group. Galamba, founded in 1977, operates a total of 16 full-service scrap processing facilities in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas (including two automobile shredders). Galamba employs 385 people and processes over 500,000 tons annually.   DJJ will operate the Galamba Metals Group facilities under the Advantage Metals Recycling, LLC name. Galamba’s current employees and management team will remain with Advantage Metals Recycling. Nucor and DJJ welcome the Galamba/Advantage Metals Recycling management team and employees to the Nucor family.   This acquisition represents another step in Nucor’s previously announced plan to utilize DJJ as a platform for continued growth in the scrap processing industry.   Nucor is the largest purchaser of ferrous scrap in North America, with total scrap purchases of 22.8 million tons in 2007. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel – in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through DJJ, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HRI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is North America’s largest recycler.   Certain statements contained in this news release are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors that might cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking... read more