On March 12, 2012, Metal Recycling Services, wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, purchased the assets and business of State Line Scrap Metal.  Founded in 1991, State Line Scrap Metal operates a full-service scrap processing facility (including an automobile shredder) at 5401 S. York Highway, Gastonia, North Carolina and one Marion, North Carolina feeder yard.

The addition of these two locations is consistent with MRS’s growth strategy and demonstrates DJJ’s commitment to expanding its existing regional recycling platforms.

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.  Across the USA, DJJ now operates 68 scrap recycling facilities including 16 automobile shredders, and seven U-Pull-&-Pay self-service used auto parts stores.


Ann DeWert
Director of Corporate Services
The David J. Joseph Company
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
(513) 419-6014