The Monroe and Whiteville locations of Metal Recycling Services (MRS) won the prestigious North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL)’s Gold level “Certificate of Safety Achievement” for 2014. The award recognizes each location’s outstanding safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions.  This places MRS in a select group of businesses and public agencies in North Carolina and represents the third consecutive year in which these two locations were recognized for their safety record.

The annual awards program, run by the NCDOL, recognizes companies that strive to excel in safety. In order to qualify for the Gold award, each company must have ten or more full time employees, must have had zero lost time accidents, and also must have achieved incident rates 50% below their NAICS code.

“We are honored to receive these awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor in recognition of our commitment to safety,” said Bob Eviston, President of Metal Recycling Services.  “Safety is our number one core value at MRS. Providing a safe environment for our employees and our customers is paramount to our success.”

Metal Recycling Services operates 3 scrap recycling facilities in North Carolina: Gastonia, Monroe and Whiteville. MRS recycling facilities include two automobile shredders, balers, shears, mobile shearing, torch processing, auto crushers, and an extensive truck and railcar fleet.  MRS has over 100 employees.  The MRS recycling centers buy ferrous scrap and automobiles as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like aluminum cans and other aluminum, stainless steel, copper and brass products. MRS 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.
Ann E. DeWert
Director of Corporate Services
The David J. Joseph Company
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
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