Atlas Copco adds James
River as distributor
Atlas Copco welcomed its newest drilling equipment
distributor, James River Equipment. The company, well-known as
a heavy equipment supplier, will represent Atlas Copco in the
Carolinas for blasthole rigs, other surface drilling rigs and
equipment, and Secoroc rock drilling tools. In North Carolina,
James River Equipment will also distribute Atlas Copco’s Dynapac
compaction and paving equipment.
James River Equipment, headquartered in Ashland,
Virginia, has 25 locations throughout North and South Carolina
and Virginia. The company supplies and services the equipment
needs of the construction, forestry, paving, mining, agricultural,
and consumer and commercial lawn care industries.
Commercial Metals acquires
G.A.M. Steel Pty.
Commercial Metals Company, headquartered in
Irving, Texas, has completed the acquisition of G.A.M. Steel
Pty. Ltd., a distributor and processor of steel long products
and plate based in Melbourne, Australia.
Nothmann appointed for
ArborGen announced that the company’s vice
president of business and product development, David Nothmann,
has been named by the United States Secretary of Energy and the
United States Secretary of Agriculture to serve on the Biomass
Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Jointly
administered by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department
of Agriculture (USDA), the committee is made up of 31 volunteers
from leading industry, academia, non-profit and local government
Nothmann’s appointment is until November
30, 2013. As a member of the committee, he will advise the biomass
research and development board, which coordinates research and
development activities related to biofuels. The committee offers
expertise on strategic planning and the technical aspects of
the Biomass Research and Development Initiative. The initiative
is legislatively directed to address feedstock development; biofuels
and bio-based products development; and biofuels development
analysis. The committee’s work will aid the DOE and USDA in building
a sustainable biomass energy industry.
Nothmann is responsible for all aspects of
ArborGen’s strategic business planning and product development.
RockTenn makes organization
RockTenn announced changes to its operational
organization after the completion of its recent acquisition of
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation.
Mike Kiepura has been named president, consumer packaging. Jim
Porter has been named president, corrugated packaging and recycling.
adds sales manager
Northshore Manufacturing, makers of Builtrite™
branded material handlers, announced the hiring of Brian Anders
as their South Central regional sales manager.
Anders brings a wealth of industry experience to this position,
having worked for two attachment manufacturers and a major, heavy
construction equipment distributor in the Houston area. Anders
will be covering the States of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas,
Louisiana, New Mexico and Mississippi. He will work out of his
home office in the Houston area.
US Shredder celebrates
five year anniversary
The US Shredder and Castings Group celebrated
its five year anniversary on June 1, 2011. The company began
its service to the scrap industry by initially selling castings
to automobile shredders and within five months had sold several
complete shredder downstream systems. Now the company holds a
major market share in castings and wear parts as well as new
shredders and nonferrous systems.
Coinciding with the anniversary, the company has acquired a new
shredder assembly plant in conjunction with Boltech of Youngstown,
Ohio. The 160,000 square foot facility will allow the company
ample space to completely assemble its line of shredders and
rotors before shipment to the customer. The new facility becomes
US Shredder’s second manufacturing facility. The company shares
a 50,000 square foot conveyor and structural plant with its sister
company, US Conveyor Technologies in Mackinaw, Illinois.
The two companies will host an open house at the new facility
Sims adds national sales
director to management
Sims Recycling Solutions has added Sean Magann
as director, national sales to its executive team. Magann’s primary
responsibilities will be to manage all commercial activities
related to Sims’ large national corporate accounts.
Magann has 15 years of experience in the electronics recycling
industry. Most recently Magann held the position as the commercial
director for Xstrata Recycling with both management and board
Berry joins Atlas Copco as service coordinator
Lauren Berry has been appointed to the position
of service coordinator for Atlas Copco CMT USA, LLC in Baltimore,
Berry has held the position of service administrator in the Tucson
branch since 2007. She began her career in 2005 as an aftermarket
administrator at the Rocky Mountain branch in Denver.
Ali Hayford promoted at City Carton Recycling
Ali Hayford, North Liberty, Iowa, has been
promoted to corporate sales manager of City Carton Recycling.
Matt Walz, North Liberty, Iowa, has been hired as the company’s
controller, replacing Hayford.
Hayford is responsible for the leadership and direction of all
sales matters impacting City Carton Recycling. Her responsibilities
include coordinating the sales and customer service force; planning,
developing, implementing and managing all sales activities; developing
sales strategies and distribution channels; streamlining the
sales process; building and retaining a strong sales team; and
identifying and analyzing potential market opportunities. Hayford
reports to City Carton Recycling president and chief executive
officer Andy Ockenfels.
Walz’s responsibilities include developing and maintaining the
necessary procedures for the financial control of the Company
and seeing that all necessary accounting activities, including
reports, reconciliations and internal controls, are maintained.
Walz reports to City Carton Recycling chief financial officer
Hayford began her career with City Carton Recycling in August
1998 as a receptionist. She was then promoted to office manager,
and continued through the company ranks serving as assistant
controller, controller, and interim sales manager.
Walz, a certified public accountant, previously worked for McGladrey & Pullen,
LLP, Iowa City, Iowa, as a senior associate.
Both Hayford’s and Walz’s offices are located at City Carton
Recycling’s corporate offices.
Disposal refinances for acquisitions
Advanced Disposal Services, Jacksonville,
Florida, has refinanced its existing senior credit facilities
with an amended and expanded $435 million credit line that adds
$100 million in borrowing capacity which the company said it
may use in pursuit of further acquisitions or for day-to-day
operations. The company said the credit facility has been used
to retire borrowing under its existing $250 million revolving
credit facility due January 2014 and a $150 million Term B loan
due January 15.
The credit facility – which was jointly arranged by Bank of America
Corp., SunTrust Bank and Wells Fargo & Co. with nine additional
commercial banks – matures April 2016 and allows the company
an aggregate commitment to $500 million subject to certain conditions.