On October 10, 2011, Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR), wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), purchased the assets and business of Rice Iron & Metals in Valdosta, Georgia. The recycling facility is located at 2000 West Savannah Avenue. TMR also recently opened a new recycling facility located at 3301 W. SR 46 in Sanford, Florida, approximately 20 miles northeast of Orlando, Florida.

The Rice acquisition and the Sanford facility are both full service ferrous and nonferrous recycling facilities, buying all recyclable ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal. The addition of these two locations is consistent with TMR’s strategy and demonstrates DJJ’s commitment to expanding its existing regional recycling platforms.

Like all DJJ regional operating companies, TMR’s recycling facilities utilize best-in-industry technology to digitally record seller information, and work with the local law enforcement community to prevent scrap theft issues. Additionally, TMR is committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. TMR’s Ocala, Florida facility was the first ever RIOS-certified (Recycling Industry Operating Standard) scrap recycling facility in the world.

Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States and is celebrating over 125 years of excellence in 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 operates 61 scrap recycling facilities, and seven U-Pull-&-Pay self-service auto parts stores.