David J. Joseph Company
acquires Ocala Recycling
Nucor Corporation announced that its wholly
owned subsidiary, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), has acquired
the assets and business of Ocala Recycling LLC, currently a subsidiary
of Blaze Metals LLC.
Ocala Recycling operates four Ocala Florida facilities, including
one automobile shredder. Production at the four yards combined
totals over 100,000 tons annually. With the addition of Ocala,
DJJ operates a total of 15 automobile shredders throughout its
facilities. Ocala Recycling was founded in 1988 and currently
employs 90 people.
DJJ will operate the Ocala Recycling facilities as part of Trademark
Metals Recycling LLC (TMR).
This acquisition represents another step in Nucor’s previously
announced plan to utilize DJJ as a platform for continued growth
in the scrap processing industry and, specifically, Trademark
Metals Recycling’s plan to expand in North/Central Florida.
as CETCO’s regional manager
CETCO announced the promotion of Scott Solotorovsky
to the position of Western regional manager for the building
Solotorovsky, who has been with CETCO for six years, joined the
building materials group as a field services project coordinator,
has held the position of market development manager based in
Mumbai, India and most recently was the technical sales manager
for Northern California.
David A. Eckert as CEO
Safety-Kleen recently appointed David A. Eckert
as its new chief executive officer. Eckert will be elected to
the company’s board of directors later this year.
Eckert previously served as president, chief executive officer
and a director of Iron Age Corporation and as senior executive
vice president for Kessler Financial Services, L.P.
Rayco Manufacturing expands
Rayco Manufacturing, Inc. has added Ditch
Witch of Oklahoma (DWOK) and Ditch Witch of Arkansas (DWAR) to
their worldwide dealer network.
As the first official Ditch Witch dealership, DWOK has been serving
the state of Oklahoma for 34 years. They currently have locations
in Edmond and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The addition of the Rayco product
line offers chippers, grinders and log splitters.
DWAR currently has locations in Benton and Springdale.
Harvey Titanium changes
name to Rolled Alloys
Rolled Alloys announced that Harvey Titanium
officially changed its name to Rolled Alloys, becoming a fully
integrated west coast service center.
Sales staff is available on the west coast to handle material
inquiries for titanium alloys, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys,
stainless steels and duplex stainless steels.
Chipman appointed as
SolarDock’s new COO
SolarDock announced the appointment of Sean
Edward Chipman to the post of chief operating officer.
Chipman had served for the previous four years as director of
finance at the affiliated McConnell Companies in downtown Wilmington.
In that position, he was responsible for the financial management
of a real estate portfolio valued at over $500 million, and administered
more than $170 million in refinancing proceeds through acquisitions,
global refinancings and mezzanine loans. Sean was integral to
maintaining McConnell’s relationships with banks, vendors, auditors
Prior experience also included a dual role at National Properties,
Inc. He was assistant controller and regional property manager
in charge of 750 apartment units in Montgomery & Lehigh Counties,
Nucor to form joint venture
Nucor Corporation has entered into an agreement
with Mitsui & Co., Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co.,
Ltd., wherein each would indirectly own a 50 percent interest
in a newly created company, NuMit LLC. NuMit will invest in various
steel and steel related activities, both in North America and
globally. Coinciding with the formation of NuMit will be its
first investment, Steel Technologies LLC, which will own all
of the assets, operations and business currently held by Mitsui
in Steel Technologies, Inc. Closing of the transaction will occur
after satisfactory resolution of regulatory approvals and other
Steel Technologies operates 23 sheet processing facilities throughout
the United States, Canada and Mexico. It will continue to operate
as an independent unit with the existing management team.
Nucor’s previously announced plans to construct a greenfield
flat rolled processing center in Monterrey, Mexico will be implemented
by Steel Technologies. The processing center is expected to include
pickling, slitting and cut-to-length capabilities to serve customers
RISI hires Rahikainen
as bioenergy services director
RISI announced the hiring of Anne Rahikainen
as director of Bioenergy Services.
Rahikainen previously worked as a senior consultant with Poyry
Group where her responsibilities included new business development,
project management and supporting clients in the bioenergy and
forest products industry sectors with key strategic questions
such as market and product strategy, growth and new investments.
At Poyry, Anne was involved with assessing and supporting numerous
bioenergy related investments in the production of electricity,
cellulosic ethanol and pellets.
Rahikainen’s role at RISI will be to grow the bioenergy services
practice by developing new multi-client, subscription and consulting
products and growing the customer base within North America and
Tube City names Bruce
C. Campbell manager
Tube City IMS, LLC announced that Bruce C.
Campbell has joined the Company as manager – Carolina Trading.
Campbell will be responsible for strategic planning, procurement
and business development in North Carolina, South Carolina and
Prior to joining the Tube City, Campbell worked at ArcelorMittal
Steel’s steel mill in Georgetown, South Carolina.
Campbell will be based in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.
SLY announces new sales
office in Minnesota
Sly, Inc. announced the opening of a new sales
representative office in Minnesota.
Bulk Process Equipment (BPE) of Isanti, Minnesota is representing
Sly in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and portions of
South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Bulk Process Equipment was
formed in 1999 by Wayne Anderson to provide assistance with the
design and installation of systems incorporating equipment to
handle all types of dry bulk products. BPE has two additional
salesmen to cover the territory.
Juri Louthcko has recently returned to being a manufacturer’s
rep after spending several years as a sales manager of material
handling and pneumatic conveying systems. Juri has a total of
over 18 years experience in the dry bulk materials handling industry.
Jeff Kinnunen has been with BPE for two years following previous
work experience at the General Mills pilot plant processing dry
Avalon Holdings appoints
new president and CEO
Avalon Holdings Corporation announced the
appointment of Steven M. Berry as president and chief executive
officer effective March 1, 2010.
Berry was also elected as a director of Avalon. Berry has over
twenty-five years of experience in the waste management sector.
Ronald E. Klingle, who previously served as Avalon’s CEO, will
continue in his role as the chairman of the board.
Enerkem appoints new
chief financial officer
Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and advanced
chemicals technology company, announced that Patrice Ouimet has
joined the company as vice-president and chief financial officer.
Prior to joining Enerkem, Ouimet was vice-president, corporate
development and enterprise risk management for Gildan Activewear,
an international apparel manufacturer and marketer. As a chartered
accountant, Ouimet began his career with Ernst & Young. He
later worked in the investment banking sector, primarily in the
industrial and paper and forest products sectors. Ouimet was
director, mergers and acquisitions at Lazard and Director, Investment
Banking at CIBC World Markets.
Container lines to raise
rates in April
Container shipping lines in the Westbound
Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are recommending
a further general rate increase on ocean cargo moving from the
United States to Asia.
Effective April 1, 2010, WTSA carriers say they intend to raise
dry cargo rates by $300 per 40 foot container (FEU) and $240
per 20 foot container (TEU). Lines have additionally proposed
that refrigerated cargo rates increase on April 1 by $300 per
FEU and $240 per TEU for United States. West Coast cargo, and
by $500 per FEU and $400 per TEU for all other cargo, including
minilandbridge, inland intermodal and all-water shipments from
the United States East and Gulf Coasts.
AISI appoints new director
of collaborative R&D
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
announced the appointment of Joseph R. Vehec as senior director
of collaborative research and development.
Most recently in his career, Vehec has been responsible for AISI’s
Technology Roadmap Program, a $38 million collaborative research
and development (R&D) effort between AISI and the United
States Department of Energy (DOE). As director of the program,
he took the lead toward achieving the common goals of 47 individual
research projects dedicated to increasing the competitiveness
of the United States steel industry, saving energy and enhancing
the environment. He was appointed director of the Technology
Roadmap Program in 2000.
Vehec joined AISI’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office in 1993 as
a contract administrator of the Advanced Process Control Program,
a $27 million, 10 year collaborative R&D program between
AISI and the DOE consisting of six research projects focused
on developing systems for online control of key steps in the
production of steel.
Prior to joining AISI, Vehec joined Eichleay Engineers, Inc.
in 1981, serving as a financial consultant to the Duquesne Light
Electric Utility Company’s nuclear construction division. In
this capacity, Vehec developed capital budgets, and helped satisfy
governmental and regulatory agency financial requirements on
Duquesne Light’s Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station multi-billion
dollar construction project.
In 1989, Vehec joined Kvaerner Engineers (now Aker Solutions)
and was responsible for cost analysis and controls for multi-million
dollar steel industry engineering and construction projects.
Universal Stainless raises
stainless wire rod base price
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products,
Inc. announced a base price increase of five percent on all stainless
wire rod manufactured at its Dunkirk Specialty Steel, LLC facility.
The increase was effective with all new orders placed March 1,
2010 and forward. Current material and energy surcharges will
remain in effect.
VEIT registers business
for Canadian expansion
VEIT, a specialty contracting and waste management
company based in Rogers, Minnesota, has become registered to
conduct business in Canada. The registration is a result of growth
opportunities in Canadian industrial and energy markets,
In addition, VEIT has promoted three executives within its waste
•Steve Halgren has been promoted to president, with overall responsibility
for roll-off container, landfill, and waste transfer/recycling
operations in Minnesota.
•Russ Reger has been promoted to vice president of roll-off operations,
with day to day direction of roll-off and waste transfer/recycling
operations in Minnesota.
•Ian Vagle has been promoted to vice president of landfill operations,
overseeing activities at VEITs four construction and demolition
debris landfills located throughout Minnesota.
joins PSC Metals as non-ferrous manager
Brian Carlone has joined PSC Metals, Inc.,
as manager, non-ferrous trading, based in the company’s Barberton
An industry veteran, Carlone was employed by Metallico Annaco,
Inc. for 21 years. He is incoming vice president of the Northern
Ohio Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries,
Carlone resides with his family in Canton. He has an undergraduate
degree in business management from the University of Akron.
As manager, non-ferrous trading, he reports to Mark Shapiro,
vice president of PSC Metals’ non-ferrous trading.
Disposal acquires Nashville business
Advanced Disposal Services, in Jacksonville,
Florida, acquired Waste Removal Services LLC in Nashville, Tennessee.
Berl Mayfield, former owner and operator, will join Advanced