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Wastequip adds Moore as new board member

Wastequip added George Moore to the board of directors of Wastequip’s parent holding company, Patriot Container Corp. Moore is currently executive vice president at Rexnord Corporation.

Prior to joining Rexnord in 2006, Moore was executive vice president and CFO at Maytag Corporation. Before that, he was with Danaher Corporation as group CFO, where he was responsible for tools, test and measurement, environmental and retail petroleum and water quality platforms. He has additional experience with Yield House Inc., and Arthur Andersen & Co.

Moore has been a member of the advisory board for FM Global since 2004. He was a board member and audit committee member of Jacuzzi Group Worldwide from 2008 to 2010.

Pennsylvania DEP names Langer as regional director

Lynn Langer has been named regional director of the Department of Environmental Protection Agency’s South-central office. Langer has served since 2004 as the region’s assistant director.

Langer joined what was then called the Department of Environmental Resources in 1983. Her career has involved everything from working to prevent pollution to chairing a workgroup of state, local and federal stakeholders to develop one of the state’s water protection programs. Langer has also served as chief of DEP’s watershed protection section.

Bandit Industries adds three new dealers

The U.S. dealership network for Bandit Industries continues to expand rapidly through 2012. Three new dealerships have signed on to help meet growing demand for Bandit equipment, providing sales, parts and service support for Bandit customers in the Northeast and South.

Niagara Frontier Equipment Sales – western New York: Located in Lockport, New York, Niagara Frontier Equipment Sales has been serving residents in western New York for over 40 years. The company will stock a complete line of Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders, with full on-site support for parts and service.

Tuff Equipment Company – central Tennessee: Serving customers from branch locations in Goodlettsville and LaVergne, Tuff Equipment Company is a large-scale dealer. The company will cover central Tennessee from north to south, stocking and selling Bandit’s full line of hand-fed chippers and stump grinders.

Crusher Works – northern and central Alabama: Crusher Works in Bessemer, Alabama will specialize in sales and service for Beast® Horizontal Grinders. With over 30 years of combined experience in heavy duty crushers and shredders, Crusher Works is qualified to provide total sales, parts and service support for Bandit’s full range of diesel and electric-powered Beast grinders. The company will take care of Bandit customers throughout north and central Alabama.

Timken board elects Diane Creel as company director

The Timken Company’s board of directors has elected Diane C. Creel as a director of the company, for a term that expires at the company’s annual meeting in 2013. The election restores Timken’s board to 12 members.

Creel is the recently retired chairman, chief executive officer and president of Ecovation, Inc., a green technology company providing waste to energy treatment solutions to Fortune 1000 companies in the food and beverage industries. She now applies her 35 years of expertise consulting with clients in the engineering, architecture and construction industries.

Prior to Ecovation, Creel was chairman, chief executive officer and president of Earth Tech, Inc., which, during her tenure as CEO, completed 27 acquisitions and grew revenues from $50 million to $1.6 billion. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Allegheny Technologies, Inc.; EnPro Industries; and Goodrich Corporation. She holds many career awards in recognition of her entrepreneurial spirit and leadership and is also chairman of the Canyon Creek Foundation, a philanthropic foundation for the betterment of communities. Creel holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in journalism from the University of South Carolina.

Komptech USA adds new dealer in Canada

Komptech USA welcomed the latest partner to their expanding network. Foreman Equipment, Ltd. is now the authorized Komptech equipment distributor for British Columbia and Yukon, offering local sales, parts and service support for the complete Komptech product line. Foreman has been a distributor of Powerscreen crushing and screening equipment for more than 25 years and joined a list of other successful Powerscreen dealers that also represent Komptech equipment.

With locations throughout British Columbia, Foreman Equipment is Western Canada’s leading supplier of quality screening, crushing, road-building and now recycling equipment. The company carries over $1 million in parts inventory at its main warehouse in Abbotsford, BC in order to provide local support to keep its customers up and running profitably.

Heraeus reorganizes U.S. Chemicals Division

Heraeus, a precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, reorganized the company’s U.S. chemicals division into a single legal entity, Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC (HPMN). Heraeus’ U.S. trading division began operation under the name Heraeus Metals New York LLC on July 1, 2012.

The realignment of HPMN will now bring the U.S. chemical sites in Newark, New Jersey, Wartburg, Tennessee and Santa Fe Springs, California, together as one legal entity.

Industry veteran joins Paragon Environmental

Steven Haskins, an industry veteran with nearly 30 years’ experience, has joined Paragon Environmental Construction of Brewerton, New York, as the company’s vice president of construction.

In this role, Haskins is charged with managing the company’s construction division, and oversees estimating, procurement and operations for Paragon.

Haskins, who holds degrees and certifications from Potomac State College of West Virginia University, has held a variety of positions in fields of increasing responsibility in both the public and private fields. He was the assistant highway superintendent for Wayne County, New York, overseeing various aspects of the department’s operations. He has also worked in the private sector, estimating costs and assisting in preparing bid proposals for various projects. Most recently, he worked for Tug Hill Construction, Inc., of Watertown, New York, preparing requests for proposal documents for government and commercial heavy civil construction projects, including technical and pricing components.

Ohio Baler owner acquires United Services GP, Inc.

Mike McChrystal, the owner of Ohio Baler Co., based in Cleveland, Ohio, has acquired United Services GP Inc. (USGP), a full-service equipment sales and service company for the recycling industry. USGP also provides rigging services.

McChrystal said the acquisition complements Ohio Baler’s national reach as a distributor and service provider for the recycling industry and allows the company to expand its rigging business. As part of the acquisition, United Services’ name will change to OBC Rigging.

Indicative of the emphasis on rigging services, OBC Rigging is involved in relocating Conversion Resources LLC’s facility to Cleveland.

Frank Towns, a 32 year veteran in the rigging business, will head the new operations which will remain in Rochester through the transition but it is expected that the business will move to Cleveland by the end of this year.

Company Wrench partners with SANY America

Company Wrench entered a new distribution partnership with SANY America. This new partnership will add an additional excavator product line for Company Wrench’s customers in multiple locations across the United States.

Over the next 12 months, SANY America and Company Wrench have planned an aggressive strategy targeting both the rental and end-user segments.