SP Newsprint Co. has entered into an agreement
with certain affiliates of Peter Brant, who is the controlling
shareholder of White Birch Paper Company, to be acquired for
$350 million in an all-cash transaction. Pending the receipt
of regulatory approval, the acquisition is expected to close
during the first four months of 2008. Subject to obtaining certain
consents, it is expected that SP Newsprint will become a subsidiary
of White Birch Paper.
moves to new headquarters
Hirschmann Automation and Control, Inc. recently
opened a new headquarters facility in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Over 200 customers, local government officials, business leaders
from the Chambersburg area, and the CEO’s from Hirschmann’s International
Subsidiaries were in attendance for the opening.
The new 35,000 square foot facility features
expanded office and warehouse space along with a state-of-the
art training and conference center. The facility houses Hirschmann’s
three divisions: ECS (electronic control systems), INET (industrial
networking), and ICON (industrial connectors). Hirschmann U.S.
currently employs 76 people that support the North and South
Energy names Danny Herron president
VeraSun Energy Corporation appointed chief financial
officer, Danny Herron, to the additional post of president, effective
January 1, 2008. The appointment was unanimously approved by
the company’s board of directors. Herron replaces Don Endres,
who will remain as the CEO.
Herron joined VeraSun as senior vice president
and CFO in March 2006. Previously he was executive vice president
and CFO at Swift & Company,
in Greeley, Colorado. Prior to that, Herron was vice president
and senior financial officer at ConAgra Beef Company and held
senior-level positions with Borden Foods Company and Frito-Lay,
operation achieves ISO certification
Tube City IMS, LLC, a provider of products and
services to steel mills and foundries throughout the United States,
Canada, Europe, Mexico, South America and Asia, announced that
the Company’s Granite City, Illinois, operation has received
ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certification from Steel
Related Industries Quality System Registrar, Inc.
Companies that achieve Quality Management System
certification to ISO 9001:2000 have demonstrated effective implementation
of documentation and records management, top management’s commitment
to their customers, establishment of clear policy, good planning
and implementation, good resource management, efficient process
control, measurement and analysis of key performance factors
and institutionalized continual improvement.
Waste acquires We Haul Waste Inc.
Budget Waste, Inc. (BWI) has completed the acquisition
of We Haul Waste, Inc.
We Haul Waste operates a fleet of roll off
trucks and containers located in south and central Alberta, Canada
and has experienced considerable growth in the past two years.
The equipment and technologies used by We Haul Waste are similar
to that used by BWI currently, making the incorporation of assets
into the current system straightforward.
hires new VP of sales and marketing
Brian Holtz, of Eldridge, Iowa, is the new vice
president of sales and marketing for City Carton Recycling.
Holtz will be responsible for the leadership
and direction of all sales and marketing matters. His responsibilities
include coordinating the sales, marketing and customer service
team; planning, developing, implementing and managing all sales,
marketing, and customer service activities; and developing sales
and marketing strategies and distribution channels.
Holtz has over 15 years experience in the solid
waste and recycling industry, previously serving five years as
City Carton Recycling’s Quad Cities Recycling facility manager
and two years as the Company’s Eastern Division manager.
Holtz was chairperson of the Board of Trustees
and Executive Committee Church Council member for the First Congregational
Church in Moline, Illinois. He served as vice president of the
Illinois Recycling Association in 2004 and on its Board of Directors
from 2002 through 2004. He continues to be actively involved
in the Illinois Recycling Association and the Iowa Recycling
Holtz will be based out of City Carton Recycling’s
corporate offices, located in Iowa City.
Glenn wins national award for safety
William Glenn, ENSR’s senior associate geologist,
has earned the Individual Safety Advocate Award from the National
Ground Water Association (NGWA).
The Individual Safety Advocate Award recognizes
the individual who has made the strongest contribution to promote,
improve, maintain, and enhance safety in daily working operations.
The award was presented at the NGWA Water Expo in Orlando, Florida
Glenn led ENSR’s program to rapidly train Chevron’s
employees on advanced safety procedures and protocols after the
company’s acquisition of Unocal.
The program included job safety analyses, safety
audits, traffic control standards, and comprehensive health and
safety measures designed to minimize workplace injuries.
A registered geologist in two states, Glenn
is a member of the NGWA, the Society of Petroleum Engineers,
and the Society of Professional Engineers.
hires new chief quality officer
Heil Environmental has hired Crista Stamper
as its new chief quality officer (CQO).
As CQO, Stamper is responsible for improving
Heil’s quality infrastructure, while providing leadership and
direction for the company’s lean manufacturing initiatives and
Six Sigma processes. She will help facilitate and guide every
part of the business in continuous improvement activities.
Stamper has experience in lean manufacturing,
Six Sigma methodology, program management and manufacturing.
Most recently, she served as plant manager for a Dana Corporation
facility in McKenzie, Tennessee. Prior to coming to McKenzie,
she was also a plant manager in Danville, Kentucky and a plant
superintendent in Henderson, Kentucky.
Stamper also held the position of division
plant quality manager for a Dana facility in Upper Sandusky,
Ohio, where she was responsible for the total quality system
in multiple plants. She has also worked for Mark IV-Dayco Products
as quality manager, and at General Motors-Delphi as senior supplier
Stamper is based at Heil’s facility in Fort
Partners acquires Liberty Waste Services
Centre Partners Management, LLC completed the
acquisition of Liberty Waste Services, LLC in partnership with
members of Liberty’s senior management team and Centre Environmental
Partners, Inc. (CEP), an affiliate of Centre Partners.
Liberty, which has been renamed Environmental
Logistics Services LLC (ELS), is a provider of solid waste transportation
and disposal services for customers throughout the Northeast
and Midwest. The Company handles municipal solid waste and construction
and demolition debris through three facilities located in New
Jersey and Ohio. Liberty operates a rail transloading facility
in Kearny, New Jersey, a 1,285 acre landfill in Springfield Township,
Ohio, and a transfer station in Bridgeport, Ohio.
Centre Partners completed the acquisition in
partnership with two of Liberty’s senior executives, Darren and
Anthony Rizzo, who will serve as ELS’s CEO and COO, respectively.
The Rizzos founded Liberty’s rail operations in New Jersey and
are 15-year veterans of the waste transportation business.
joins Morbark as Minnesota dealer
Nortrax Equipment Company in Minnesota, the
most recent addition to the Morbark family, has signed on as
the authorized industrial equipment dealer for the state of Minnesota.
With three Minnesota locations, Bemidji, Duluth and Grand Rapids,
Nortrax offers the full line of Morbark wood waste recycling
and forestry equipment.
In addition to Morbark equipment, Nortrax also
handles John Deere Construction, John Deere Forestry and Hitachi
Construction and Mining equipment.
adds ALL Erection & Crane Rental as dealer
Terex Crane has named ALL Erection & Crane
Rental Corp. a tier-one dealer in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania,
West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The tier-one distinction means that ALL Erection & Crane
Rental Corp. will be a dealer for all Terex brands, including
Terex, Demag, American, and Peiner.
Terex is actively consolidating their dealer
network. Terex dealers, like ALL, must also have the ability
to provide after-the-sale service with highly responsive parts
delivery and field service designed to maximize lifetime return
joins the NEXGEN sales force
Marathon Equipment, a member of Dover Corporation’s
Industrial Products group, announced that Fred Prins has joined
the NEXGEN Baling Systems sales department as the regional sales
manager for the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Middle East, Asia,
Africa, and Australia).