Proventia Group has sold all its shares
in Forssa-based CRT Finland Oy to Loimi-Hämeen Jätehuolto
Oy. The shares held by Proventia represent 89% of the company’s
share capital. As a result of the transaction, Loimi-Hämeen
Jätehuolto owns 100% of the company.
CRT Finland Oy was established in 2003,
in part as a pilot factory for the CRT recycling technology
developed by Proventia.
The employees of CRT Finland Oy will continue
as existing employees.
Vision hires new chief technology officer
Safety Vision announced the addition of
Christopher Fritz as chief technology officer. In this new
role, Fritz will focus on developing technical solutions
that help account executives win proposals in the mass transit,
law enforcement and pupil transportation sectors. He will
also be integral in developing partners to round out the
company’s mobile video solutions suite and identifying new
Fritz brings over 11 years of experience
in developing advanced imaging systems for industrial applications,
consumer products and the government. Prior to joining Safety
Vision, Fritz served as director of mobile video products
and a founding member of Light Speed Mobile where he was
responsible for the management of sales and engineering.
names Herndon technical support manager
Vecoplan LLC has promoted Jason Herndon
to the position of technical support manager. Herndon has
been with Vecoplan for nine years and was formerly a senior
As technical support manager, Herndon will
serve as the liaison between customers, factory staff and
field technicians providing a central repository of information
on any given service call. He will also oversee quality control
and customer satisfaction on all technical service issues.
acquires Connecticut company
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., has acquired
the business of Advanced Liquid Recycling, Inc., headquartered
in Meriden, Connecticut, a collector and recycler of used
oil, oil filters and antifreeze.
Advanced business also includes parts cleaner
sales and service, and the manufacture and distribution of
“Visible Solutions” windshield washer fluid.
The Advanced acquisition adds three facilities
in Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire to the Safety-Kleen
network, as well as more than 160 personnel and a fleet of
Safety-Kleen plans to continue with current
service agreements and to keep schedules intact for existing
Energy sets board appointments
GreenHunter Energy, Inc. announced the appointments
of Robert Zahradnik and Stuart W. Ray as independent directors
of the Company.
Bob Zahradnik is the operating director
of the Southern Ute Growth Fund. Zahradnik is also chairman
of the board of Panther Energy, a private Tulsa based exploration
and production startup specializing in mid-continent unconventional
horizontal drilling plays.
Stuart W. Ray is an executive with broad
experience in the financial services and energy industry.
He currently is a partner in Sonenshine Partners LLC, a boutique
investment banking firm in New York City. He is also a partner
in Urban American Partners LLC, which identifies, acquires
and operates portfolios of working class housing in metropolitan
areas. Ray helped found this company in 1998.
changes role at Hendrickson Bumper
Jeff Zawacki assumed duties as general manager
of the Hendrickson Bumper and Trim business unit in Joliet,
Zawacki will be responsible for the bumper
and trim business including strategic direction and day-to-day
management of the operation.
A 13-year veteran of Hendrickson, Zawacki
most recently served as director of marketing and engineering
for bumper and trim since 2003 and previously held the post
of manager, program management and business development,
for the truck group. He also held posts at bumper and trim
from 1997 to 2000.
Before joining Hendrickson, Zawacki served
in various positions in operations and engineering with the
Victor/Reinz Division of Dana Corporation.
Pheffer joins Bayne as general manager
Bayne Premium Lift Systems has hired Doug
Pheffer as general manager.
In this position, Pheffer is responsible
for all aspects of Bayne’s operations, including sales, marketing,
customer support, engineering, operations, finance and human
Pheffer was previously vice president of
operations with Total Records & Information Management, a professional
information management company located in Spartanburg, South
Pheffer has more than 15 years experience
leading and managing business teams for a number of manufacturers
and distribution centers.
Pack hires new service manager
E-Z Pack Holdings, LLC announced the addition
of Norm Engle to its management team as field service manager.
In his new position, Engle will help with the establishment
and growth of the new service division of the company.
Engle is a seasoned veteran with a strong
reputation within the industry. He was previously with McNeilus
Trucking and Manufacturing where he spent the past decade
using his mechanical expertise to train staff and service
He started his career nearly four decades
ago in 1968 with EAK Refuse, a family-owned business. After
building the business for eight years, he joined the military
and started his 22-year career in the Army and Marine Corps.
Nostra expands board of directors
Terra Nostra Resources Corporation announced
the appointment of Michel Plante as an independent member
of its board of directors and company audit committee.
Plante has over 25 years of experience
as a chartered accountant, financial advisor, public company
corporate officer and director. He is presently the chief
administrative officer of Groupe Cabico, a privately-held
Canadian manufacturer of custom cabinetry for kitchen and
bathrooms. Plante is also currently chairman of the board
of directors of College Laval, a privately-held secondary
education institution, a director of Green Yeast Corporation
and Capital Maniwaki Inc.
Until June 2007, Plante served as vice-president
of finance and chief financial officer of Roctest Limited,
a company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In addition
to his financial duties, Plante also acted as corporate secretary,
responsible for corporate governance, including coordination
of the audit committee to ensure proper governance adherence.
Waste Services acquires waste company
Advanced Waste Services Inc. said that
it has purchased the assets of Castle Environmental Inc., a
non-hazardous liquid waste collection and service business
located in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
The acquisition of Castle Environmental,
which also operates a non-hazardous wastewater processing facility
just outside of New Castle, expands Advanced Waste Services’
market area to include Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
H. Walker added to the board at Nucor
Nucor Corporation announced that John H. Walker
has been elected to the board of directors effective January
1, 2008. Walker currently serves as the chief executive officer
of Global Brass and Copper, Inc. (GBC)
Walker joins the Nucor board with twenty-five
years of industry experience. Prior to his appointment as chief
executive officer of GBC in 2007, Walker served as chief executive
officer and president of The Boler Company and Weirton Steel
Corporation and as president of flat-rolled products at Kaiser
Aluminum Corporation. Walker also serves on the board of directors
of Delphi Corporation and UAL Corporation, the parent company
of United Airlines.
marketing director for Hendrickson Truck
Sean Coleman assumed duties as director
of marketing in addition to overseeing program management for
Hendrickson Truck Systems Group.
As director of marketing and program management,
Coleman will be responsible for division marketing in addition
to leading all program management initiatives for the division.
A 14-year veteran of Hendrickson, Coleman
served as director of truck OEM sales for the past three years.
He has held posts of increasing responsibility including truck
senior marketing manager, district sales manager, trailer account
manager and truck account manager.
Coleman came to Hendrickson from Carlisle
Companies where he served for four years as a sales engineer.
He earned an aerospace engineering degree from University of
expands North Carolina facility
Vecoplan announced that they are expanding
their shred truck manufacturing facility in Archdale, North
Carolina. The expansion will add approximately 15,000 square
feet of space. “The sales of our VST-32 shred truck had simply
out paced our ability to meet the demand in a timely manner,”
stated Len Beusse, COO of Vecoplan, LLC.
Vecoplan also added new employees to their
mobile manufacturing workforce and plan to increase this further
acquires UK steel distribution firm
ArcelorMittal has acquired steel distribution
company NSD Limited.
NSD specializes in sales of heavy sections
and tubes. The company is based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
“ArcelorMittal will extend its position in
the attractive UK market which, while being mature, is still
very profitable” said Gonzalo Urquijo, member of the group
management board of ArcelorMittal and responsible for Steel
Solutions and Services as well as Long Carbon Europe.
announces Canadian distributor
Cleantechnics International, Inc. announced
that it has a new distributor in Ontario, Canada, to sell the
company’s oil filtration system designed for the trucking,
mining, and heavy equipment industries. The distributor is
A&M Truck Parts Limited, based in London, Ontario, a supplier
of brand name truck parts and accessories.
International to sell US Zinc for $295 Million
Aleris International, Inc. announced it
has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its zinc business,
which operates under the name US Zinc, to affiliates of Votorantim
Metals Ltda. for $295 million. Closing is subject to regulatory
approvals and customary closing conditions.
US Zinc recycles zinc metal for use in the
manufacture of galvanized steel and produces value-added zinc
products, primarily zinc oxide and zinc dust, which are used
in the vulcanization of rubber products, the production of
corrosion-resistant paint and in other specialty chemical applications.
US Zinc operates six zinc facilities in the United States and
a newly built zinc oxide facility located outside of Shanghai,
mill earns OSHA safety award
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation’s Uncasville,
Connecticut, containerboard mill has earned the Safety and
Health Recognition Program (SHARP) award, the highest certification
given to small employers for workplace safety and health.
The SHARP designation allows Smurfit-Stone
exemption from OSHA’s general schedule inspection list during
the two-year award period.
A voluntary program, SHARP recognizes small
employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management
system. Smurfit-Stone’s Uncasville mill employs approximately
100 people. Companies participating in SHARP must request a
comprehensive safety and health consultative visit involving
a complete hazard identification survey and involve employees
in the process. All identified hazards must then be corrected,
with the injury and illness rates being lower than the national
average for that industry.
acquires several Bobcat businesses
Doosan Infracore announced that it has
completed the acquisition of the Bobcat, Utility Equipment
and Attachments businesses from Ingersoll Rand Company, Ltd.
Doosan said that the three entities will
operate as individual businesses of Doosan Infracore International,
a U.S.-based subsidiary of Doosan Infracore, and will be known
as Bobcat, Doosan Infracore Portable Power (formerly Ingersoll
Rand Utility Equipment), and DII Attachments (formerly Ingersoll
Doosan Infracore has paid $4.9 billion for
Bobcat, Utility Equipment and Attachments businesses in the
largest overseas acquisition in Korea’s history.
Group makes acquisition in India
Sims Group announced the acquisition of
Trishyiraya Recycling India Pvt. Ltd. in India. This acquisition
is in line with Sims Group’s strategy to expand its Recycling
Solutions division in the Asia Pacific Region.
Trishyiraya is an established recycler of electrical and electronic
equipment located in the southern Indian city of Chennai, a
major industrial hub in India.
The management team will include Kumar Radhakrishnan, who has
overall responsibility for SRS Asian Pacific operations and
Subash Warrier who is responsible for commercial affairs.
Fisher named to Covanta board
Covanta Holding Corporation announced the
appointment of Linda J. Fisher to its board of directors, effective
Fisher is vice president, safety, health and environment and
chief sustainability officer for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and
Company in Wilmington, Delaware.
Prior to joining DuPont, Fisher was deputy administrator of
the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She also
serves on the board of directors of the Environmental Law Institute,
on the board of trustees of The National Parks Foundation,
on the board of directors of RESOLVE, and on the board of directors
for Resources for the Future.
Sturgell joins Al-jon as a sales manager
Al-jon Manufacturing, a manufacturer of
car recycling systems, car crushers, car loggers and landfill
compactors, announced that Terry Sturgell has joined the company’s
Scrap and Solid Waste Division as the Northeast territory sales
Sturgell’s responsibilities will include selling car crushers,
car loggers, scrap metal balers and landfill compactors. Prior
to joining Al-jon, Sturgell was employed by Milton Cat.
partners with Green Universal Energy
Biogold Fuels Corporation ann-ounced a
multi-year partnership designed to mutually benefit both companies
by combining their resources, technologies, and core competencies
to produce renewable energies and minimize the amount of trash
and feedstocks going into landfills.
The agreement allows Biogold Fuels to bring
the energy and waste stream contracts to joint projects, as
well as its autoclave technologies, while Green Universal Energy
will bring the energy conversion technologies and plant design
know-how, as well as assist in obtaining the funding for each
project. Alan Richmond and Moshe Krienberg of Green Universal
Energy have also agreed to serve on Biogold Fuel’s advisory