MARCH 2012

  BUSINESS/ORGANIZATIONAL BRIEFS

Regency Technologies recycles CRT glass

Regency Technologies announced a new operation in conjunction with Dlubak Glass Company, America’s largest recycler of television and PC monitor CRT (cathode ray tube) glass.

Regency Technologies’ new location in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, adjacent to Dlubak Glass, allows for the complete breakdown, dismantling, and recycling of any device that contains CRT glass safely and responsibly without polluting the environment. Regency Technologies’ dismantling process takes televisions and PC monitors and breaks them down to separate recyclable materials including CRT glass, plastic, wire, metals and more.

Dlubak Glass receives the separated CRT glass and recycles it into environmentally safe furnace ready cullet which is reused in many applications including road surface paving material, building construction and aggregate products.

Nelson joins Atlas Copco Construction Equipment

Stephen Nelson has been appointed business development manager at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Commerce City, Colorado. In his new role Nelson will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment.

Nelson has more than 20 years of sales and management experience working in the construction equipment and rental industry.

Mary Gade joins board of Liquid Environmental

Liquid Environmental Solutions has elected Mary Gade to its board of directors, succeeding Robert Nugent, who served on the board since 2004.

Gade served as regional administrator for Region 5 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2006 to 2008, overseeing federal environmental programs in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. She had previously served as the director of the Illinois EPA from 1991 to 1999.

Gade is an environmental attorney with more than 20 years of experience in environmental regulation and enforcement, as well as extensive private sector experience. From 1999 to 2006, she was a partner in the national environmental practice group of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal.

Earlier in her career, Gade served in various management roles at the EPA, including deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

City Carton Recycling appoints new president

Bill Lundberg, Billings, Montana, is the newly appointed president for City Carton Recycling, headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa. Lundberg is the first non-family member to serve as president of the company. Andy Ockenfels, former president, will now serve as the City Carton Recycling chief executive officer.

As president, Lundberg oversees all operations of City Carton Recycling and Document Destruction and Recycling Services. He uses Lean Enterprise, not restricted to Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma as preferred methods to identify and implement process improvements resulting in increased productivity and reduced errors. Lundberg’s office will be located at the company’s Iowa City headquarters.

Lundberg spent 27 years with Cargill, Inc. in a variety of sales and operation positions with their steel subsidiary, North Star Steel Company. For the past seven years, Lundberg was president and COO of Roscoe Steel and Culvert Company, Billings, Montana, where he oversaw three operational units – Corrugated Metal Pipe, Structural Steel, and Bridge. While in Montana, Lundberg also served on the Big Sky Economic Development board of directors.

Sterling Blower Company achieves ISO certification

Sterling Blower Company has received registration to ISO 9001. Certification under the BSI Registration Program was awarded in recognition of Sterling Blower’s compliance with quality process standards and effective business management systems for all its operations – from engineering, product design and manufacturing, to delivery and customer service.

ISO 9001:2008 reflects an organization’s solid foundation for continuous improvement through data use and analysis. This international standard places a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction, management responsibility, continual improvement and organizational performance measurement.

Pendergrass promoted to service director at KPI-JCI

Johnson Crushers International, Inc. (KPI-JCI) has promoted Ian Pendergrass to service director.

Pendergrass, who previously served as the company’s service manager, will continue in his role for customer service efforts, in-shop service and rebuild program, as a member of JCI’s safety committee and warranty committee.

Alcoa and WM Recycle America join coalition

The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) revealed that Alcoa and Waste Management Recycle America have joined the alliance. CAER represents American companies that believe electronics recycling should be performed securely and sustainably for the benefit of the American economy.

As members of the Coalition, Waste Management Recycle America and Alcoa endorse passage of the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, introduced last June. This legislation prohibits United States export of certain electronic waste to developing countries that lack safeguards to protect the environment and workers, and supports the expansion of the domestic recycling industry.

With the addition of Alcoa and Waste Management, CAER now includes 48 companies with facilities in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

Mechel OAO makes management changes

Mechel OAO, a Russian mining and metals company, reported that Mukhamed Tsikanov left the post of Mechel OAO’s senior vice-president for economics and management to accept another appointment.

His responsibilities are transferred to senior vice-president for economics and management, Oleg Korzhov, previously senior vice-president for business planning and analysis.

Trademark Metals acquires Gulf Coast Metals

Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR), wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company, a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, purchased the assets and business of Gulf Coast Metals, headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Established in 1981, Gulf Coast Metals operates four facilities, including Florida’s largest secondary aluminum melting operation. All three locations provide full service metal recycling, buying all grades of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal.

The secondary aluminum melting operation will enable TMR to convert aluminum scrap into value-added products. This process consumes aluminum scrap such as used beverage cans, old sheet, cast, painted siding and other types of aluminum scrap. The finished products consist of spec aluminum alloys in the form of sows, ingots and cones supplied primarily to the aluminum and steel industries.

Enerkem appoints new board member

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, announced that Carl Rush, senior vice president of organic growth for Waste Management, Inc., joined its board of directors.

Rush joined Waste Management in 2001. As senior vice president of organic growth, he is responsible for finding growth opportunities that are synergistic with the company’s objective of maximizing value from waste, including converting them into biofuels, renewable chemicals and energy. Enerkem has established a strategic relationship with Waste Management since the company’s initial investment in Enerkem in 2010.

Carl Rush replaces Tim Cesarek as Waste Management’s representative on Enerkem’s board of directors.

Nucor declares 156th consecutive cash dividend

The board of directors of Nucor Corporation declared the regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.365 per share on Nucor’s common stock. This cash dividend is payable on May 11, 2012 to stockholders of record on March 30, 2012, and is Nucor’s 156th consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Paladin Construction Group appoints new VP

Paladin Construction Group recently appointed John Thomas to the position of vice president, marketing and business development. He will be responsible for all aspects and functions of marketing and business development for Paladin and its Bradco, CP, CustomWorks, FFC, Harley, JRB, McMillen and Sweepster brand companies on a global basis. Thomas replaces Doug Amerman, who has been promoted to director of Sweepster Aviation.

Thomas brings experience in the construction attachments business. He most recently served as vice president of the Blades and Attachments Business Unit at ESCO Corporation. He has a total of 14 years of experience with ESCO in various capacities.

APRA Europe appoints Bartel as new chairman

Peter Bartel was appointed chairman of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association’s European Division at a board meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

Bartel has been working in the remanufacturing industry for approximately two decades. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Berufsakademie Mannheim in Germany and works as senior expert for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket. Bartel served since 2009 as a member of the board of APRA Europe.

SC Environmental opens new facility in Illinois

SC Environmental, LLC recently purchased and renovated a 10,000 sq. ft. office, warehouse and service facility in Addison, Illinois. In addition to providing on-site service for recycling equipment customers, SC Environmental is now able to refurbish and sell used equipment. The service department is managed by Larry Epting, who has over 23 years field experience with recycling equipment and system repairs, PM Programs and PLC Diagnostics and Programming.

Big Truck’s Mecchi elected to foundation board

The board of directors of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) announced the election of its newest member, Robert J. Mecchi II, vice president of business development, Big Truck Rental.

Robert J. Mecchi II has been the vice president of business development for Big Truck Rental, LLC since September 2010. He is the current chairman of the WASTEC board of governors and has chaired the association’s Statistics Program since 2005.

In 2007 Robert was honored as WASTEC’s Member of the Year. He is also the Member at Large to become the co-chair of the Environmental Industry Association’s Future Industry Leaders of America in 2013. Additionally, Robert has served on EREF’s Auction Committee since 2008.

East Trailer authorizes new dealer for six states

Worldwide Equipment, Inc. a truck equipment company with 15 full service dealerships in 6 states, has been named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing. Worldwide Equipment will offer East’s full line of dump, flatbed and refuse trailers at thirteen of their dealerships located in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia.

Chadwick Engineering joins Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association added a new member, Chadwick Engineering Ltd. of Kingston, Ontario. The company joined as an associate member which are a critical part of the North American aluminum industry providing direct services to firms that produce or recycle aluminum.

Jason Chadwick, vice president of Chadwick Engineering, will serve as the official representative to the Aluminum Association.

TMS promotes Hank Wilson to senior vice president

TMS International Corp., the parent company of Tube City IMS Corporation, promoted Hank Wilson to senior vice president of North American Trading and Business Development for its Raw Material and Optimization Group.