Allen Perko named Paladin
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
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
Copart, Inc. acquires Barodge
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.
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
“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,
Veolia ES Solid Waste acquires
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.