The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ)

About The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ)

Everyone wants to work with people they respect. Even better if you can work with a company you respect. We have both at The David J. Joseph Company, and a 135+ year track record on operating an ethical business with a positive work culture. It may sound cliche, but it’s true. We’re a big, global company that still feels small.

Working at the David J. Joseph Company is unique. We offer employment in diverse settings such as traditional corporate headquarters, dynamic sales locations, and scrap recycling facilities. This workplace diversity gives our employees the variety they crave and the exposure to a global business. A career at The David J. Joseph Company is ideal for self-starters seeking to make an impact on our company and their careers.

The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), founded in 1885, is a world leader in scrap metal recycling & trading. With over 80 locations, the Joseph Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NUE) a Fortune 200 Company.

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This video captures the steel making process from scrapping, arcing, melting, casting, rolling and finishing to final product:

"Together We Can" The David J. Joseph Company gives back:

Parent Company Nucor Steel:

Safety First! The David J. Joseph Company - Forget The Phone Safety Message:

Management Team:

Mission Statement:
The David J. Joseph Company will focus on broadening all customer relationships. ​We will be the leading provider of value added products and services to the steel, metals and transportation related industries. We will continue to expand our market reach in concert with our shareholder and our customer base.

The Company will strive to g​​​row its portfolio by expanding existing businesses and entering additional ​stages of their value chains. These investments will seek to further enhance the Company's value and shareholder returns.

The Company's continuing success will be built upon its century-long core values as well as the quality, responsiveness, and safety of its employees. We will develop our human resources in sufficient ​depth and​​ strength to assure the full realization of our mission and objectives.

​Strategy Statement:

The David J. Joseph Company is a professional global trading and North American recycling organization in the scrap metal, steel making raw materials, self-service auto parts and railroad equipment market.

​​​​​​DJJ will consistently de​​liver industry-leading returns (ROA) to maximize profitability of the entire Nucor organization.

DJJ's competitive advantage is our people's ability to monetize information available from our vertically integrated market position.​


Our recycling locations remain open during these uncertain times. The safety and well-being of our teammates and customers is our top priority. We are closely monitoring and following the latest government and public health guidelines regarding COVID-19 and are taking all necessary steps to maintain a high level of cleanliness for everyone’s safety. Here are a few of the measures that we are taking to keep our teammates and customers safe and healthy:

We do not allow our teammates to work if they are sick. If a teammate arrives at work exhibiting signs of illness, we immediately send the teammate home.
We encourage teammates and customers to practice social distancing.
We have increased surface cleaning protocols and are requiring teammates to sanitize and/or wash hands frequently.
We recommend that customers utilize our website to check hours of operation.
Please continue to check our website for any updates as we monitor COVID-19 developments.

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Metals Group - Brokerage Intern

June 2020 Newport, KY
“- I like the ability to make an impact as an intern through various projects and calls. - I like the Company culture. The culture is encouraging but also sets expectations that you do good work. ”

Brokerage Intern

June 2020 Cincinnati, OH
“Interaction with several of the groups outside of the brokerage department allowing for good understanding of the cohesion throughout the company.”
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