NEW YORK David J. Joseph
Co. (DJJ) will shut down a scrap recycling facility in New
Mexico this week in response to difficult market conditions, a
DJJ spokeswoman confirmed.
The facility in Albuquerque,
N.M., part of DJJ-owned Western Metals Recycling LLC (WMR),
opened in late January last year.
WMR suspended operations at its
Albuquerque scrap recycling facility Nov. 16, according to the
spokeswoman for DJJ, a wholly owned subsidiary of Charlotte,
N.C.-based steelmaker Nucor Corp. "Nov. 16 was the last day WMR
accepted scrap at the 4550 Broadway Blvd. SE recycling
facility. The target date for the final closure of the
recycling facility is Dec. 14," she told AMM.
The news comes within a week of
the group confirming it had shut down a shredder in Henderson,
Ky., operated by DJJ-owned River Metal Recycling LLC (
amm.com, Dec. 6).
The Albuquerque yard, which
offered processing activities like sorting, shearing and baling
of ferrous and nonferrous scrap, and mobile site work like
light demolition, is adjacent to sister company
U-Pull-&-Pay LLC, which spans about 50 acres in Bernalillo
County, N.M. (
amm.com, Jan. 25, 2011).
During the plants launch
in January 2011, DJJ said it would look to install an auto
shredder at the Albuquerque facility as part of a second phase
of expansion. However, that plan didnt materialize,
AMM has been told.
Meanwhile, U-Pull-&-Pay will
continue to operate its self-serve used auto parts facility,
the DJJ spokeswoman said. All but two of the Albuquerque
scrapyard employees are transferring to the U-Pull-&-Pay
operation, she added.