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Wastequip partners with BiobiN North America

Wastequip has partnered with BiobiN North America to provide a solution for food waste recycling as part of its recently launched Organics2Go program.

Wastequip developed Organics2Go to provide a cost-effective, environmentally responsible method of commercial food waste collection and recycling. BiobiN is a key component of the solution.

Designed for commercial organics recycling, BiobiN offers a sustainable method of organic waste collection by allowing waste decomposition and volume reduction. This increases the time between hauls which reduces collection frequency and lowers the associated transportation costs. BiobiN helps meet sustainability initiatives by increasing recycling rates and lowering carbon emissions. BiobiN also captures odors, reduces volume and eliminates the attraction of rodents and insects. It is ideal for supermarkets, food processors, universities, hotels and other commercial food waste generators.

BiobiN uses a patented biofiltration system to keep organic waste aerobic by circulating filtered air throughout the container via a series of pipes. The air is pulled through its biofiltration system and back into the container. This prevents the growth of pathogens, discourages odor and reduces vector attraction while allowing waste decomposition to occur between hauler collections. Since BiobiN reduces waste volume and collection frequency, it lowers hauling costs and improves recycling rates.

Paragon hires MacCallum as new vice president

Paragon Environmental Construction, Inc. announced that Virginia MacCallum has joined the company as its new vice president of business development and marketing.

MacCallum has 20 years’ experience in business development and marketing and 12 years’ expertise in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction.

MacCallum most recently was the national business development director for Tug Hill Construction in Watertown, New York. She has worked for both government and private companies over the last 25 years, beginning her career in 1987 as the program director for the Black River Housing Council in Watertown.

MacCallum’s notable achievements include leading a woman-owned architectural and engineering firm and managing the U.S. Army’s business development activities on the east coast for an international engineering firm. She has secured multi-million dollar contracts for various companies throughout her distinguished career.

New Peterson distributor named in Florida

Peterson Pacific Corp has appointed Peninsula Equipment as the new Peterson distributor for the Florida peninsula and the central pan-handle region.

Peterson specializes in developing delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high value products.

Bulk Handling Systems completes NRT acquisition

Eugene, Oregon based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has acquired National Recovery Technologies (NRT), a Nashville, Tennessee based company that designs and manufactures optical sorting equipment for the solid waste and recycling industries, among others.

NRT was founded in 1981 and owns or is the exclusive licensee of 29 U.S. patents and 5 foreign patents covering NIR, X-Ray, Laser and Line Camera sorting systems. NRT is an industry leader in plastic bottle and flake sorting technology, claiming the world’s largest installed capacity in PET plastic reclamation plants. BHS has catapulted to the forefront of the recycling industry, and is currently building the largest and most sophisticated material recovery facilities in the world. This acquisition gives the company an additional resource to utilize as it continues to seek cutting edge solutions for a wide range of processing needs.

Liebherr promotes Doucette to general manager

Timothy Doucette has been promoted to the newly created position of general manager – brand strategy for Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. In this new role, he will work closely with the Duane Wilder, president, to ensure all aspects involving the brand are coordinated to increase Liebherr’s market presence in the United States as a manufacturer of premium heavy-duty construction equipment.

Kolberg-Pioneer adds structural design engineer

Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. welcomed Chris Baer, PE, to its engineering team as a structural design engineer.

As a structural design engineer, Baer will perform structural steel design for both the washing and material handling product lines. Previously, he worked as a design engineer for Dakota Steel and Supply in Rapid City, South Dakota, and as a design engineer at Gage Brothers Concrete Products in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Baer received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering as well as his Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota.

New single stream recycling facility in Akron

Greenstar Recycling opened their newest single stream recycling facility in Akron that will serve customers in central and northeast Ohio.

Greenstar has invested $7 million in the Exeter Road recycling facility, which includes improvements to an existing 196,000 sq.ft. facility and new technology upgrades to help automate the sorting of materials. The facility will process 7,000 tons of recyclables per month, but can expand that capacity to 15,000 tons as the need arises. Greenstar has created 43 new local green jobs in order to run the facility and jobs could potentially increase to 75 as recycling volume increases.