APRIL 2011
                                        

  BUSINESS/ORGANIZATIONAL BRIEFS

Allen Perko named Paladin territory manager

Paladin Construction Group has appointed Allen Perko to the position of heavy construction territory manager, covering the southeast United States. He will work closely with all sales personnel in Paladin Construction Group and participate in its efforts to manage and administer sales activities for its JRB, CP and CustomWorks Brands. Perko will provide a strong support system for customers through education and by helping contractors easily find the dealers that offer the attachments they need.

Perko has an extensive background in heavy equipment, working for 25 years in the industry, most recently with Power Equipment Company. He will be responsible for Paladin’s sales in the southeast territory of the United States, which includes: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Copart, Inc. acquires Barodge Auto Pool

Copart, Inc. has acquired Barodge Auto Pool, Inc., a privately-held automotive auction company located in Hartford City, Indiana. The acquisition expands Copart’s presence to suppliers in Indiana as well as customers in western Ohio, southern Michigan and eastern Illinois.

Founded in 1991, Barodge Auto Pool’s weekly auctions include insurance and wholesaler inventories, including damaged, salvage and theft-recovery units.

Universal announces bar base price increases

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. announced a base price increase of 5 percent on all stainless and low alloy grade bar products manufactured at its Bridgeville and Dunkirk facilities. The increase was effective for all new orders entered March 1, 2011. Current material and energy surcharges will remain in effect.

Brookfield increases property in New York

Brookfield Resource Management, a recycling company serving the New York and Chicago metropolitan markets, announced the purchase of an additional 10 acres of property in Wawayanda, New York, where the company plans to build a regional recycling facility, which would include a scrap metal shredder operation.

“The additional 10 acres complements the 38 acres we already own in Wawayanda and will enhance the integration of our proposed recycling facility into the local community,” said Tom Malone, president of Brookfield Resource Management.

Brookfield’s property along Dolsontown Road is zoned for mixed commercial uses that would permit the recycling plant. Brookfield currently is seeking the necessary permits for its proposed facility.

The company hopes to secure necessary approvals and begin construction during 2011.

Fornal appointed manager of environmental programs

Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling announced the promotion of Angela Fornal to manager of environmental programs. In her new role with Liberty Tire, Fornal will develop and support programs to help the company continue to operate its business in an environmentally responsible manner.

Prior to joining Liberty Tire Recycling, Fornal worked as a project scientist in the waste divisions of the engineering consulting firms Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., in New Jersey and Virginia; and Blasland, Bouck and Lee, Inc. in Pittsburgh. In these roles, Fornal conducted environmental site assessments, investigations and remedial design projects at hazardous waste sites and environmental compliance assessments and audits for commercial and industrial clients.

As a student at the Pennsylvania State University, Fornal worked for the university’s Environmental Health and Safety Department implementing chemicals management and disposal practices in the laboratories. She also interned with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for several years in the air quality division.

Genset Services dealer of Doosan generators

Doosan Portable Power has named Genset Services Inc. of Pompano Beach, Fla., an authorized dealer of its full line of mobile generators for southern Florida.

Genset Services is a full-service company providing sales, parts, repair and rental of standby and mobile power generation systems for various applications, ranging from 7 to 9,000 kW. To support the need to enhance its mobile power system offerings, the dealership added to its fleet the full line of mobile generators, ranging from 25 kVA to 570 kVA from Doosan Portable Power.

Genset Services has been in the business since 2003. The dealership serves the state of Florida out of its South Florida headquarters and a branch location in Apopka, Florida.

Veolia ES Solid Waste acquires Milo Sanitation

Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. has acquired all the business assets of Milo Sanitation, based in Valdosta, Georgia. The acquisition will expand Veolia’s hauling operations in Valdosta, adding 4,000 residential customers and 60 commercial accounts to the existing system.

All drivers and other employees of Milo Sanitation have been offered positions as part of the acquisition negotiations. The waste collected will be internalized at the Veolia ES Evergreen Landfill in Valdosta, Georgia.

Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

RecycleBank expands into Twin Falls, Idaho

RecycleBank, in a partnership with PSI Environmental Services, Inc., announced that it is now operating in Twin Falls, Idaho. Twin Falls is the first city in Idaho to implement RecycleBank – a program that motivates people to take greener actions, such as home recycling, by rewarding them with points that are redeemable for rewards from local and national retailers, restaurants, pharmacies, grocers, and more.

Idaho marks RecycleBank’s 29th state.

Ben Weitsman acquires Brenner Recycling

Upstate Shredding - Ben Weitsman & Son announced a purchase agreement to acquire Brenner Recycling, Inc., a retail scrap metal and recycling company located in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. The all cash transaction was scheduled for closing on April 1. Key Brenner executives and all employees will continue in their positions.

Brenner is a third-generation, family owned business in operation since 1925. It grew from a used auto parts yard to become the largest scrap metal, paper and cardboard recycler in the greater Hazelton area, which is approximately a two-hour drive from Philadelphia and New York City.

PCI Equipment newest Bandit Industries dealer

Bandit Industries of Remus, Michigan welcomed PCI Waste & Recycling Equipment of Portland, Oregon as the latest addition to their family of Bandit dealers. Serving the entire Pacific Northwest including Washington, Oregon and Idaho, PCI’s full line of industrial refuse and recycling equipment will be a perfect home for Bandit’s comprehensive offering of chippers and stump grinders.

Greenstar and Waste Pro reach strategic agreement

Greenstar Recycling and Waste Pro USA have reached a strategic agreement in the Atlanta area. Under the terms of the agreement, Waste Pro will receive recycling processing equipment and Greenstar will provide marketing of recovered commodities from Waste Pro’s Atlanta recycling facility. The agreement also includes Greenstar responsibility for marketing additional Waste Pro recyclable commodities throughout its business footprint in the South.

Greenstar provides material marketing services, also known as commodity trading or brokerage, for small and large volume customers throughout North America. This includes selling recyclables on behalf of Greenstar and other recyclers that have been recovered from the local community, separated and prepared for shipment to end users both domestically and internationally.

Metalico names Drury, Mueller to senior posts

Metalico, Inc. has hired veteran scrap executive Kenneth P. Mueller to oversee its conventional scrap metal recycling operations while formalizing new duties for Michael J. Drury in its platinum group metals (PGM) and lead fabricating activities.

Mueller joins the company as its senior vice president and chief operating officer of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal recycling. Drury, a longtime Metalico executive vice president, will serve as chief operating officer for its PGM and lead operations.

Mueller began his recycling career in 1976 with Luria Bros. in Peoria, Illinois. He has held numerous commercial and operations management positions over the years with Luria Bros., The Snyder Group in Pittsburgh, Columbia Iron and Metal in Cleveland, and Cozzi Iron and Metal, in both Chicago and Pittsburgh. In 1997, Mueller relocated to Phoenix as president of Metal Management Arizona. Most recently he was western regional president of Sims Metal Management based in Phoenix.

Drury has been an executive vice president since Metalico’s founding in 1997. He has worked closely with the company’s lead fabricating segment throughout its history and its PGM business since Metalico entered that business in 2007.

Drury will continue to work out of the company’s corporate offices in Cranford, New Jersey. Mueller will be based in Pittsburgh as he supervises operations in western Pennsylvania following the recent departures of James and Daniel Snyder from the Company.

Tubelite hires Tom Minnon as sales manager

Tubelite Inc. has named Tom Minnon as eastern region sales manager of the company’s architectural aluminum products, serving clients from Maine to Georgia. With nearly four decades of industry experience and many professional accreditations, Minnon regularly provides educational and consultative support to architects, buildings owners and glazing contractors.

Minnon’s experience in the fenestration industry includes architectural sales in natural daylighting applications, high-performance glazing, solar energy design and architectural aluminum glazing systems with Kalwall Corporation, Kawneer Company and YKK AP.

Minnon currently serves as chairperson on the Town Council’s Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee.

Electronics recycler expands facility in Texas

Round2, Inc., an eRecycling service provider, announced that it has expanded its current processing facility in Coppell, Texas from 116,000 square feet to 174,000 square feet. The additional space will be a high-security, high-touch operation for receiving, processing, testing, and repairing end-of-lease and retired IT assets. Round2 has experienced significant growth in both its Enterprise Solutions group and Lease Returns group necessitating the growth in space and headcount. Round2 expects to add 52 additional technical staff members over the next 9 months to meet demand for these services.