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River Metals Recycling (RMR) has acquired the rights to operate three more scrap metal processing facilities in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. 


The three yards were previously operated under the CRHC Mansbach Metal brand, which functioned under the Alabama-based Progress Rail, owned by Caterpillar. The Mansbach yards also contain an auto shredder at the Kentucky location and were purchased from Progress Rail by Columbus Recycling in 2017.


RMR recently obtained the scrap processing yards from Mississippi-based Columbus Recycling. Under the agreement, Columbus will continue to hold ownership of the three facilities while RMR will manage the operations. The operations of Columbus’ remaining nine metal recycling facilities in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi will remain with the recycler.


RMR now manages 16 facilities concentrating its presence in the Louisville and Cincinnati regions. The company is wholly owned by Cincinnati-based, David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) that has a capacity to sort and recycle more than 5mn nt (4.54mn mt) of scrap per year. DJJ is also part of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Nucor.

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