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
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
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
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
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 tri-countyequip.com.
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
Eriez promotes Heubel to sales director
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.
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.
ES Solid Waste completes acquisition
Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. has acquired all
the business assets of Parker Sanitation, based in Panama City,
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
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.
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.