Swisher Hygiene to acquire waste businesses in Florida

Swisher Hygiene Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Central Carting Disposal, Inc. and its sister company CCI Hauling, Inc.

Central/CCI serves over 26,000 customers throughout Central Florida. Angelo Verrelli started the companies in 1997 with one truck, and built the companies to become one of the largest private haulers in Florida. He brings over 40 years of experience in the Central Florida waste industry to the Swisher Hygiene team.

Total consideration paid by Swisher Hygiene in connection with the acquisitions includes up to $15,000,000 in cash.

Fisher-Barton Group acquires Zenith Cutter Co.

The Fisher-Barton Group has acquired Zenith Cutter Co. Operating as an independent division of the Fisher-Barton Group of companies, Zenith Cutter is positioned as one of the leading providers of industrial knives and accessories to the converting and recycling markets. With manufacturing and distribution facilities located in Loves Park, Illinois, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Zenith provides products for processing equipment utilized in the converting, corrugated, plastics, recycling, textile, tire, tree care, roofing and wood industries.

Boston Group continues recycling expansion

Boston Group recently added an east coast headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, as part of its ongoing global growth strategy. In coordination with Boston Group’s west coast headquarters in Los Angeles and its affiliated offices and partners across the globe, the new Boston office will enhance Boston Group’s ability to provide exceptional service and value to its fast-growing, national and international client base.

To support its expansion, Boston Group has added two new members to its executive team. Robert Heffernan joins Boston Group as senior vice president in the Boston office. Heffernan’s vast background in waste and recycling includes 31 years with the Newark Group as vice president and general manager of the Northeast Region, Recycled Fibers Division and, most recently, managing and operating an organic compost facility. Suzanne Whitney joins Boston Group as a senior trader in the Tustin, California, office. Whitney has 20 years’ experience working in sales, brokerage and national accounts for Weyerhaeuser Company and, most recently, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation.

RockTenn to open second recycling facility in Seattle

RockTenn will open a second recycling facility in the Seattle, Washington area. The new facility will help accommodate growth in the Seattle market and reinforces the company’s commitment to growing its presence in the Northwest.

The new facility is inside city limits, 12 miles from RockTenn’s recycling facility in Renton, Washington.

Terex adds CLM Equipment as new dealer

CLM Equipment Company Inc. now distributes the full line of Terex® Fuchs material handling machines built for scrap, demolition and portside applications in Louisiana and southeast Texas.

CLM Equipment currently operates in three locations – Lafayette, Louisiana, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Baytown, Texas, with another location opening in Louisiana in the summer of 2011.

For more than 44 years, CLM Equipment has served customers in the Gulf Coast region, focusing on the unique needs of the scrap and demolition markets.

Atlas Copco appoints new product manager

Ray Kranzusch has been appointed to the position of product manager, oil and gas drills, for Atlas Copco Construction & Mining effective immediately. In his new role, Kranzusch will report directly to Scott Slater, business line manager for Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration (GDE) and Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions – Oil and Gas.

Most recently, Kranzusch served Atlas Copco’s Western Region in technical support for water well and oil and gas products. He brings 27 years of experience from working in the drilling industry to his new position.

Kranzusch will be involved in sales support, technical training, the product development and engineering process, and new product launches.

In addition, Kranzusch will assist in sales efforts in the Western territory until a salesperson is permanently assigned to that area. He will be based out of Atlas Copco’s Sacramento, California location.

Cascade promotes Jo-Anne Perkins to VP

Cascade Engineering has promoted Jo-Anne Perkins to corporate vice president.

In her new position, Perkins will assume an increased leadership role within the Cascade Engineering family of companies and maintain strategic oversight for Cascade Cart Solutions, a flagship Cascade business unit focused on providing innovative solid waste and recycling solutions for municipalities, private waste haulers and consumers. Perkins will continue to report directly to chairman and chief executive officer, Fred Keller.

Perkins has played a key role in driving the Container Group’s growth since she joined the company in 2001. Following a successful, two-decade career as a self-employed entrepreneur in the municipal solid waste industry, Perkins came to Cascade as a regional sales manager with responsibility for expanding the company’s markets in Canada and the Northeast United States. The following year, she was promoted to municipal sales director. Perkins was subsequently named national sales director, with responsibility for all of the business unit’s sales targets and personnel.

In 2005, Perkins was appointed general manager for Cascade’s solid waste business.

Bandit welcomes dealers in Indiana, Louisiana

Bandit Industries had added three new dealers to the company’s authorized dealership network.

Tri-County Equipment in Evansville, Indiana, Arrow Tool Rental Corporation in Indianapolis, and Emery Equipment Sales & Rentals, Inc. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana join more than 150 dealers offering Bandit equipment.

Arrow Tool Rental Corp. will now offer Bandit’s full line of hand-fed wood chippers and stump grinders for sale, while also continuing to rent Bandit equipment.

Tri-County Equipment operates two locations in Evansville and Poseyville, Indiana and is also online at

Emery Equipment Sales & Rentals has been a staple of southern Louisiana since 1966. Based in Baton Rouge, the company will sell Bandit’s line of hand-fed chippers and stump grinders alongside their stock of new and used Bobcat machinery and King Kutter attachments.

Eriez promotes Heubel to sales director position

Eriez announced the promotion of Dave Heubel to the newly-created position of director – North American sales.

This promotion came on the heels of the company combining its United States and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team.

Most recently, Heubel served as national sales manager for the United States light and heavy industry markets.

Morbark expands network with six new dealers

Morbark continues to expand its dealer network, adding six new dealers since late 2010, as well as expanding the territories of several existing dealers.

Morbark dealers signed in the past year, and the territories they serve, include:

• Columbus Equipment Company, Ohio (tree care products).

• Bartlett Manufacturing, eastern Michigan (tree care products).

• White Star Machinery, Oklahoma (tree care products).

• Fabick Caterpillar, eastern Missouri and southern Illinois (tree care, forestry and recycling products).

• Schmidt Equipment, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (tree care, forestry and recycling products).

• Elliott and Frantz, Maryland and Delaware (tree care, forestry and recycling products).

Current full-line dealer, Doggett Machinery Services, recently expanded its territory to include the state of Texas (with the exception of Bowie and Cass counties). The expansion added Texas to an already established territory of the state of Louisiana.

In addition, Newtown Power, long-time Morbark tree care products dealer in certain Connecticut counties, expanded their territory to cover the entire state of Connecticut.

Veolia ES Solid Waste completes acquisition

Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. has acquired all the business assets of Parker Sanitation, based in Panama City, Florida.

The acquisition introduces Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.’s hauling operations to Bay County including Panama City and surrounding areas where it will serve both residential customers and commercial customers.

The agreement includes the acquisition of all assets including vehicles, containers and hauling equipment. “The acquisition of Parker Sanitation allows us to expand our operations and break into the Panama City market,” said Jim Long, president and chief executive officer of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.

Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Vecoplan hires Mike LaGoe as project engineer

Mike LaGoe has joined Vecoplan, LLC as a project engineer/manager. LaGoe, formerly engineering manager at a manufacturer of air pollution control systems, brings 12 years of practical experience to his new position at Vecoplan.

LaGoe’s responsibilities will include coordinating the design and development of large scale, turnkey systems for the processing and production of alternative fuels from biomass and waste, as well as general waste treatment systems.