Western Metals Recycling (WMR) earned the Circle of Safety Excellence (COSE) first place in the Best-In-Class category and the Superior Achievement category, for medium companies from ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.)

This award recognizes and rewards member companies in the recycling industry for outstanding commitment to the safety of their employees by instilling core safety values and exhibiting continuous improvement in safety programs and worker incident reduction.  To achieve the Best-In-Class status, member companies with 101 – 250 employees must meet rigorous qualifying criteria for the lowest Total Recordable incident Rate (TRIR) and The Superior Achievement awards were for a TRIR of .75 or less for the 2018 calendar year.

Jeff Davis, WMR president, thanked all teammates for operating safely and continuously identifying and mitigating safety risks.  “At WMR, safety is our #1 core value.   This award is a testament to WMR’s comprehensive safety process including ongoing training and procedures to ensure the safety of all teammates, customers, and suppliers.  I want to thank the entire WMR team for their continued commitment to safety excellence.”

Western Metals Recycling operates 7 recycling facilities in Colorado, Nevada and Utah.   Headquartered in Sandy, Utah WMR has over 150 teammates.   Western Metals Recycling facilities specialize in scrap recycling services for households, tradesmen and businesses, and buys ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like aluminum cans and other aluminum, stainless steel, copper and brass products.

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 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 Canada.