TPR’s Four Recycling Facilities Stand-Down for Safety

Texas Port Recycling (TPR) is pleased to announce its participation in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI’s) June 24 National Safety Stand-Down day.  From 7 to 8 a.m. CST, all four TPR recycling facilities will conduct field-based safety awareness meetings, which will focus on improving the TPR 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, TPR is asking each employee to recommend at least one idea to improve safety in the workplace or in a task performed. TPR will be discussing selected recommendations during the safety-awareness meetings. TPR appreciates ISRI’s efforts in organizing this event. Safety is TPR’s number one core value and providing a safe environment for employees and customers is paramount to TPR’s success. Texas Port 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. Texas Port 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

TPR’s Four Recycling Facilities Stand Down for Fall Prevention

Texas Port Recycling (TPR) is pleased to announce its participation in OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down for Fall Prevention.  During the week of June 2, every TPR 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. TPR 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. TPR 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. TPR operates four scrap metal recycling locations in Texas. Texas Port 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

Nucor announces acquisitions (Victoria Recycling)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, August 5, 2008 – Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, The David J. Joseph Company (“DJJ”), has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of the American Compressed Steel operations of Secondary Resources, Inc. American Compressed is based in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, DJJ has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Victoria, Texas-based Victoria Recycling. American Compressed Steel was founded over 50 years ago. In addition to the Kansas City location, American Compressed also operates facilities in St. Joseph and Sedalia, Missouri. American Compressed employs 112 people and processes nearly 180,000 tons annually. The acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. Victoria Recycling was founded in 2007. Victoria Recycling employs 13 people and processes over 24,000 tons annually. Upon acquisition, American Compressed Steel will become part of DJJ’s Advantage Metals Recycling group. Since early June, Victoria Recycling has been affiliated with Texas Port Recycling, another DJJ regional company. “The addition of the American Compressed Steel and Victoria Recycling facilities demonstrates one more step toward helping Nucor achieve our long term goal of expanding scrap sourcing, using DJJ as a platform for that growth,” said Daniel R. DiMicco, Nucor’s Chairman, CEO and President. Nucor is the largest purchaser of ferrous scrap in North America, with total scrap purchases of 22.8 million tons in 2007. Nucor and DJJ welcome the American Compressed Steel and Victoria Recycling management teams and employees to the Nucor family. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Nucor makes more steel in America than any other company. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with... read more

David Joseph to purchase Northwest Recycling

On February 21, 2006, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), Cincinnati, Ohio purchased the assets and business of Northwest Recycling of Houston from WalNew, a joint venture owned by Alan and Carol Walker, and John Newell.  Northwest Recycling has been operating for over thirty years and includes a full service scrap processing facility with an automobile shredder.  Also included is a 23 acre parcel on the Houston Ship Channel at the Port of Houston where DJJ plans to install a new mega shredder, with start-up operations planned in early 2007.   DJJ will operate the Houston processing facility under the Texas Port Recycling (TPR) name.  Daniel L. Bonivich, currently president of DJJ’s Western Metals Recycling LLC is the President and General Manager of the newly created Texas Port Recycling limited partnership.  Jeff Davis, currently serving as General Manager at Trademark Metal’s Tampa Port facility, will succeed Dan Bonivich as president of Western Metals.   Alan Walker and his daughters Kari Coffey and Shari Conner will be retained by DJJ as part of the TPR management team.  John Newell will continue to run his other Texas scrap processing facilities in San Antonio and Eagle Pass.   The David J. Joseph Company was founded in 1885.  DJJ brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, and HBI/DRI; supplies Ferro-Alloys; processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap; and provides a comprehensive suite of complementary services including logistics, industrial, mill/rail, and railcar lease, purchase, sale and finance. DJJ’s Processing Group comprises a network of 27 scrap processing facilities including 12 automobile shredders. DJJ employs 1,300 and is headquartered inCincinnati, Ohio.  DJJ is owned by SHV, N.V.... read more