Copart, Inc., a processor and marketer of salvage
vehicles headquartered in Fairfield, California, announced they
have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Simpson Bros.
Salvage. Simpson Bros. Salvage is located in Stamford Bridge,
York in the United Kingdom.
This acquisition will mark Copart’s 11th facility
in the UK. The acquisition is to be completed by early April.
buys Aerodyne Development Corp.
Abanaki Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial
oil skimmers, has purchased Aerodyne Development Corporation,
which manufactures dust collection systems equipment and solid
material handling components.
Abanaki Corporation purchased Aerodyne Development
Corporation as part of Abanaki’s plan for growth in the solid
materials handling market, said Abanaki president, Tom Hobson.
Aerodyne Development Corporation, headquartered
in Chardon, Ohio, manufactures products for separating particles
from air and liquid, including dust collection system equipment
for foundries, quarries and other large-scale operations, as
well as material handling valves used in such collection processes.
to acquire Metal Recycling Services, Inc.
Nucor Corporation announced that it has signed
a purchase agreement to acquire substantially all the assets
of Metal Recycling Services, Inc. (MRS) based in Monroe, North
MRS, founded in 1999, operates a full-service processing facility
including an automobile shredder and two North Carolina feeder
yards. MRS employs 150 people and expects to process 220,000
tons annually. The acquisition is expected to close within 30
days subject to the completion of due diligence and other closing
Trading acquires Doggett Auto & Truck
Alter Trading, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri,
announced its acquisition of Mississippi-based Doggett Auto & Truck
Salvage in February 2008.
Alter is a processor of scrap metal and currently employs 815
people. The acquisition of Doggett Auto & Truck Salvage will
enable Alter to secure a valuable scrap resource for customers
and will ensure continued growth in the southern United States.
Doggett Auto & Truck Salvage, located in Laurel, Mississippi,
was founded by Jerry Doggett in 1977; he owned and operated the
facility for the past 30 years. In the past, Doggett only accepted
cars and trucks, but will now buy and process all grades of ferrous
and non-ferrous metals.
Doggett Auto & Truck Salvage will now be known as Doggett
Recycling – A Division of Alter Metal Recycling. Jerry Doggett
will continue to be actively involved in the business. Cody Waite,
formerly the facility manager at Alter’s Norfolk location, will
serve as the facility manager of Doggett Recycling. Jerry Jones,
area manager of marketing, will continue to oversee all commercial
aspects of the southern region.
Recycling promotes Mike Sage
Mike Sage, Prophetstown, Illinois has been promoted
to facility manager for City Carton Recycling’s Quad Cities facility,
located in Davenport, Iowa.
Sage oversees all operations of the Quad Cities recycling facility.
He is responsible for implementing products and services marketing
plans for the plant, with goals to maximize customer service,
vendor relations, sales, and profits. Sage is also responsible
for plant building needs, equipment needs, and personnel. He
reports to City Carton Recycling’s vice president of sales and
marketing, Brian Holtz, Eldridge.
Sage has over 35 years experience in management and supervision.
He joined City Carton Recycling in October 2004 as the Quad Cities
facility assistant manager.
plans to meet emissions requirements
Building on the success of its ACERT Technology,
Caterpillar, Inc. has announced its plans to meet Tier 4 emissions
requirements. System design will be tailored to optimally meet
customer needs in each application and horsepower range.
Caterpillar construction and industrial mobile equipment engines,
including those sold to industrial OEM customers, will not utilize
selective catalytic reduction to meet upcoming EPA Tier 4 Interim,
European Stage IIIB and Japan MLIT Step 4 mobile off-highway
emissions regulations that take effect in the year 2011. Caterpillar
Tier 4 engine systems will be equipped with particulate matter
after-treatment technology, including oxidation catalysts and
diesel particulate filters with advanced regeneration systems
that will optimize uptime, fuel efficiency and operator convenience.
Husky names regional sales manager
Jon Littler has been appointed regional sales
manager for the Pacific Coast and inter-mountain states for Precision
Jon Littler has previous experience of the area and extensive
knowledge of grinding equipment.
appoints regional sales manager
Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen
America, announced the appointment of Anthony Laslavic as the
company’s regional sales manager serving the northeastern region
of the United States.
Based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Laslavic will provide factory
sales support to Sennebogen distributors and customers throughout
the territory from Pennsylvania to Delaware, and north to Maine.
Anthony Laslavic comes to Sennebogen with extensive experience
in industrial and technical sales, including five years with
the industry’s largest crane manufacturing and service organization.”
partners with Call2Recycle
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
(RBRC) and Fastenal, a full-line industrial distributor and distributor
of fasteners, announced a new partnership that integrates RBRC’s
recycling program, Call2Recycle™, into more than 1,900 Fastenal
stores throughout the United States.
Beginning this month, customers can drop off their used rechargeable
batteries and old cell phones in designated Call2Recycle collection
boxes in participating Fastenal stores. The rechargeable batteries
collected will then be sent back to RBRC’s recycling facility
for proper disposal at no cost to the consumer, or to Fastenal.
finalizes acquisition of The David J. Joseph Co.
Nucor Corporation has completed the acquisition
of the stock of SHV North America Corporation, which owns 100%
of The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) and related affiliates,
for a purchase price of approximately $1.44 billion. The David
J. Joseph Company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation
and will maintain its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nucor
expects the acquisition to be accretive in 2008.
Bioenergy appoints Craven as CEO
Universal Bioenergy, Inc. announced that Dr.
Richard D. Craven has been appointed as chief executive officer
and a member of the board of directors of Universal Bioenergy,
Dr. Richard D. Craven has 14 years experience in business management
and more than 9 years experience in marketing. For the last decade,
Dr. Craven has been involved in research and development of alternative
energy, emphasizing biodiesel.
Prior to joining Universal Bioenergy, Dr. Craven worked as lead
chemical researcher and developer at Antek Research, Inc., an
environmentally-focused nonprofit research firm.
His research projects were aimed at optimizing and improving
biodiesel reactions and production.
Energy Recycling board member resigns
Primary Energy Recycling Corporation announced
that it has received a February 29, 2008 letter from Brian T.
Vaasjo tendering his resignation from the board of directors.
The resignation was effective immediately.