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News briefs: American National University graduation, River Metals Recyling safety

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One hundred seventy-nine graduates will receive degrees and diplomas during American National University’s 2017 Commencement Exercises on Sunday, June 25, at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington.  U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, will deliver the commencement address.

Graduates from American National University Campuses in Lexington, Danville, Florence, Louisville, Richmond, Ky.; and Knoxville, Tenn. will receive their degrees.

Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013.  He is a Member of the Committee on Financial Services, and is the Chairman of the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee. 

“Many of these graduates have already taken their place in the workforce, joining tens of thousands of American National University graduates who have done so for the past 130 years,” said ANU president Frank Longaker.  “These graduates are living proof of the continued value of career education in the American economy.”

River Metals Recycling focuses on safety

River Metals Recycling (RMR), in conjunction with The David J. Joseph Company and Nucor Corporation, is pleased to announce its participation in OSHA’s Safety + Sound Week, from June 12 – 18, 2017 and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI’s) June 14 National Safety Stand-Down day.

Throughout the week of June 12, all RMR recycling facilities will conduct daily field-based safety awareness meetings, which will focus on three key measures needed to proactively identify and manage hazards before they cause an incident. These measures, which include teammate participation, safety leadership and an established system to find and fix hazards, are vital to incident prevention efforts. RMR is committed to making our nation’s roads safer and our “Forget the Phone” program discouraging texting while driving will also be highlighted during Safe + Sound Week.

RMR supports such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between OSHA, ISRI and employers to work toward the same goal: a safe and healthful workplace. Safety is RMR’s number one core value and the primary goal of our safety process is to offer a safe and healthful workplace, free of injuries and illnesses for our teammates, customers, and visitors.

River Metals Recycling is a metal recycler and buys common household ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal items like appliances, sheet metal, automobiles, aluminum cans and other aluminum, copper and brass products. RMR is the largest scrap recycler on the Ohio River with nine locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

River Metals Recycling is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation. The David Joseph Company, founded in 1885, is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.

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