River Metals to expand nonferrous metals recovery

River Metals Recycling (RMR) plans to expand its nonferrous metal recovery operations at 2114 Metal Lane in Louisville. The expansion will include a new 60,000 square foot metals recovery plant which will utilize a combination of processes to extract the maximum value from ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal from automobile shredder byproducts. In Louisville, RMR’s processing capabilities include automobile shredding, baling, shearing, barge cutting and accurately sorting ferrous and nonferrous metals.

The Louisville facility is not the first across the Joseph family of companies to utilize the innovative metals separation technology. Facilities in Salt Lake City, Denver and Houston already utilize technologies to improve recyclable recoveries while minimizing the impact on the environment. As a result, the facilities have seen significant reductions in the volume of shredder waste byproducts being sent to the landfill.

The Louisville expansion will consist of an automated process, designed with environmentally friendly systems and will comply fully with all environmental laws and rules. The facility will be fully enclosed, and will not generate regulated air emissions, wastewater discharges or significant noise.

Today, RMR’s Louisville operation is staffed with about 140 employees. The planned expansion will require about 30 additional employees.