We strive to be a good neighbor in the communities in which we do business. For example, all our facilities support local community fire departments, providing space and vehicles for firefighters training with “Jaws of Life”.
Of all the relationships we’ve built since 1996, we are most proud of our work with local law enforcement. All across the nation, our employees are teaming up with local police officers and elected officials to tackle the important issue of combating metal theft. For starters, we digitally record every single transaction in our facilities. Police use this information to identify suspects and help keep crime out of our communities.
We are deeply rooted in the communities where we do business and are respected for our integrity. Community residents and leaders know we have strict standards for what materials we’ll accept at our facilities. For example, we have the most comprehensive radiation detection system in the industry and have received awards for our performance in this field.
When we – the nearly 250 employees of WMR – look at scrap, we don’t see heaps of rusty, old metal. We see potential. Potential for shiny new cars and appliances. Potential for affordable feedstock for production. And of course, for conserving energy and creating a cleaner environment. Then we go to work, harnessing all that potential with the best technology in the business.
I joined Western Metals in 2006. Since then, the WMR commitment to safety has had a tremendous impact on my life. What started as a work related concept has become a big part of my home life. It is rare for a company to truly practice what they preach. I have been very fortunate to work for such a company. My recycling facility has become like a home to me and my team members are more like family than co-workers. I look forward to working with my WMR family for many years and I am truly excited for the future opportunities that Western Metals has to offer.
I’ve worked for different companies in my career before landing at the David J. Joseph family of companies back in 2001. There is no other organization I’d rather be with. Since 2006, I’ve had the opportunity to be with DJJ’s operating group as part of Western Metals Recycling LLC – again, no other LLC I’d rather work with! It’s been my experience that in whatever capacity I’ve been in, I appreciate that they ‘practice what they preach’ - my definition of integrity. Bottom line, working for this company has given me growth opportunities I don’t believe I could have achieved with any other company. I’m honored to be a part of such a great organization.
It has been my pleasure to work with Western Metals for 15 years now! I owned my own scrap metal business for 25 years and sold it to WMR in 1997. Employees who made the change with me it has been a perfect match. The culture and integrity of the Western Metals family are without equal. To work for a company where safety, honesty, integrity and profit each lend themselves to success makes getting up and going to work in the morning easy. Our customers sense and see the employee commitment and love to do business with us. Here’s to many more years of success!
Working here creates a sense of loyalty. Maybe it’s because we know we’re making a real difference in the world…in our communities…for our customers…and for the environment. We’re passionate about our business and about building relationships that stand the test of time. We’re hands-on self-starters who thrive on opportunities, challenges and have a strong work ethic. And of course, we’re competitive. Yet first and foremost, we’re team players.
WMR offers many challenging opportunities for both men and women seeking a career in recycling, construction, manufacturing or operating heavy equipment.
I have been working at Western Metals Recycling full-time (More than 5 years)
Working for Western Metals has been one of the most positive experiences in my life.
The culture here is excellent. People are fantastic to work with and I have made some of my best friends working at this organisation.
The management team is second to none. They are excellent in at giving young employee challenging but rewarding opportunities to help further their careers.
The biggest con is having a hard time hiring young talent. We need younger professionals to continue to fill our pipeline as new management opportunities are always popping up
Advice to Management
Continue to lead with positivity and encouragement and continue to give young talent opportunities to excel and succeed.
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