WMR’s Seven Recycling Facilities Participate in OSHA Safety + Sound Week and

Western Metals Recycling (WMR), in conjunction with The David J. Joseph Company and Nucor Corporation, is pleased to announce its participation in OSHA’s Safety + Sound Week, from June 12 – 18, 2017 and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI’s) June 14 National Safety Stand-Down day. Throughout the week of June 12, all WMR recycling facilities will conduct daily field-based safety awareness meetings, which will focus on three key measures needed to proactively identify and manage hazards before they cause an incident. These measures, which include teammate participation, safety leadership and an established system to find and fix hazards, are vital to incident prevention efforts. WMR is committed to making our nation’s roads safer and our “Forget the Phone” program discouraging texting while driving will also be highlighted during Safe + Sound Week. WMR appreciates OSHA’s and ISRI’s efforts in organizing these safety events. We support such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between OSHA, ISRI and employers to work toward the same goal: a safe and healthful workplace. Safety is WMR’s number one core value and the primary goal of our safety process is to offer a safe and healthful workplace, free of injuries and illnesses for our teammates, customers, and visitors. Western Metals Recycling purchases and recycles common ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like, appliances, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. WMR is the largest scrap recycler in the Rocky Mountain Region. Western 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...

WMR’s Eight Recycling Facilities Stand-Down for Safety

Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is pleased to announce its participation in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI’s) June 15 Safety Stand-Down day. On June 15, all eight WMR recycling facilities will conduct field-based safety awareness meetings, which will focus on improving the WMR safety process through employee involvement. The meetings will also include ISRI’s recommended emphasis on mobile equipment safety. Ongoing and effective safety training is essential to the success of WMR’s safety program. WMR appreciates ISRI’s efforts in organizing this event. We support such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between ISRI and employers to work toward the same goal: a safe and healthful workplace. Safety is WMR’s number one core value and the primary goal of our safety process is to offer a safe and healthful workplace, free of injuries and illnesses for our teammates, customers, and visitors. Western Metals Recycling purchases and recycles common ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like, appliances, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. WMR is the largest scrap recycler in the Rocky Mountain Region. Western 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...

WMR’s Nine Recycling Facilities Stand-Down for Safety

Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is pleased to announce its participation in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI’s) June 24 National Safety Stand-Down day. On June 24, all nine WMR recycling facilities will conduct field-based safety awareness meetings, which will focus on improving the WMR safety process through employee involvement. The meetings will also include ISRI’s recommended emphasis on mobile equipment, lockout tagout, confined spaces, machine guarding, and fall prevention. In advance of the one-hour meeting, WMR is asking each employee to recommend at least one idea to improve safety in the workplace or in a task performed. WMR will be discussing selected recommendations during the safety-awareness meetings. WMR appreciates ISRI’s efforts in organizing this event. Safety is WMR’s number one core value and providing a safe environment for employees and customers is paramount to WMR’s success. Western Metals Recycling purchases and recycles common ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like, appliances, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. WMR is the largest scrap recycler in the Rocky Mountain Region. Western 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...

Two WMR Recycling Facilities and Three UPAP Stores Receive Gold Leader Recognition from the Color…

U-Pull-&-Pay’s (UPAP) Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Denver stores and Western Metals Recycling’s (WMR) Englewood and Grand Junction facilities were recently recognized by the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) as Gold Leaders.  The ELP is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  ELP recognized the UPAP and WMR Colorado sites for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.   The Gold level is the Program’s highest achievement, accomplished by UPAP and WMR in their first year of participation. “All of our dedicated teammates really drive the success of our environmental initiatives,” said Tre Whitmore, U-Pull-&-Pay President.  “We have several teams focused on improving our environmental performance and many teammates committed to improving the local environment and quality of life through individual and community efforts.”  Jeff Davis, WMR President, noted, “At WMR’s recycling facilities, we strive to go above and beyond, by setting the environmental bar well above what is required.  We are proud of WMR’s environmental achievements and continued commitment to environmental excellence.”  Both Messrs. Whitmore and Davis congratulated the Colorado teammates and their commitment to sustainability and consistent high level of environmental performance. U-Pull-&-Pay operates nine self-serve used auto parts stores across the U.S., each with over 1,000 used cars and trucks displayed on stands, arranged in rows, and separated by manufacturer. Customers bring their own tools to remove parts, drive train components or any other accessories needed.  U-Pull-&-Pay is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ). Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is the largest full-service metals recycler in...

WMR Plymouth Earns SHARP Recognition

On August 1, 2014, Western Metals Recycling’s Plymouth, Utah recycling facility received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the Utah Labor Commission.  Plymouth is the fourth Western Metals Recycling (WMR) facility to earn this award.  The Salt Lake City, Provo, and Englewood locations also earned this distinguished designation.  Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is the largest full-service metals recycler in the Intermountain West. The Plymouth facility was recognized for its commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.  SHARP is the highest honor OSHA awards to small worksites that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health. Plants Managers Jardee Steed and Kevin Christensen, along with General Manager James Ramsey accepted the award on behalf of the entire WMR staff.  Jeff Davis, WMR President, thanked employees for their daily contribution to the company’s success, stating, “Safety is recognized and promoted as a core value at WMR.  Active participation throughout all levels of the organization is key to the success of our safety process, and we continue to explore new ways to improve safety in our plants.  Congratulations to all WMR Plymouth teammates on receiving this important SHARP award.” WMR’s Plymouth recycling center buys ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like aluminum, stainless steel, copper and brass products. WMR is headquartered in Salt Lake City, has nearly 250 employees, and operates 9 recycling facilities.   WMR 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...

WMR’s Nine Recycling Facilities Stand Down for Fall Prevention

Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is pleased to announce its participation in OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down for Fall Prevention.  During the week of June 2, every WMR 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. WMR 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. WMR 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. Western Metals Recycling is the largest scrap recycler in the Rocky Mountain Region, operating in 9 locations in Colorado, Nevada, and Utah.  WMR 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...