Nucor to pay 154th consecutive
The board of directors of Nucor Corporation
declared the regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.3625 per share
on Nucor’s common stock.
This cash dividend is payable on November 11, 2011 to stockholders
of record on September 30, 2011, and is Nucor’s 154th consecutive
quarterly cash dividend.
Richard Kent named buyer
for Upstate Shredding
Scrap industry veteran Richard Kent has been
hired as senior buyer of Scrap for Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman & Son.
In addition to buying scrap metal, Kent will also broker scrap
for the export market.
Kent joins a team of people who buy scrap metal for Upstate Shredding.
Kent began working as the general manager for R. Freedman and
Son of Green Island, New York. His career next took him to Rensselaer
Iron & Steel, where he served as buyer. He then left to found
his own company, Albany Metal Recycling. He will be based in
Waste Connections to acquire
Waste Connections, Inc. has entered into agreements
to acquire the operations of Alaska Pacific Environmental Services
Anchorage, LLC and Alaska Green Waste Solutions, LLC. Closing
is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2012.
Shoemaker named as Morbark’s
Morbark, Inc. announced the appointment of
James W. Shoemaker Jr. as president. Shoemaker replaces Lon Morey
who will remain as the chairman of Morbark’s board of directors.
Prior to his appointment as president, Shoemaker served as Morbark’s
vice president of operations and board member. He joined Morbark
in 2003 as the manager of operations and has held numerous positions
in the company. Prior to joining Morbark, Shoemaker spent 25
years with the Jervis B. Webb Co. managing operations, accounting
and supply chain.
Young joins Vecoplan’s
Vecoplan LLC has added Kevin Young to their
engineering department. Young graduated from North Carolina A&T
State University in May of 2011 earning a Bachelor of Science
degree in mechanical engineering. While at A&T, Young was
the team captain and project manager of Aggie Racing’s Baja SAE
After a three-month apprenticeship with Vecoplan he has been
appointed to the position of product engineer. Young’s position
includes coordinating the design and development of turnkey shredding
systems for the recycling sector. In order to ensure continuous
quality control, he will also oversee the manufacture and implementation
of his projects once the engineering phase has been completed.
Eriez plans expansions
in various countries
Eriez will expand its operations in the United
States, Canada, China and India to address the growing global
demand for Eriez products.
In the United States, Eriez has purchased a 114,000 sq. ft. building
that is approximately 15 miles from its Asbury Road World Headquarters
facility in Erie, Pennsylvania. The new building will house the
company’s 5-Star Service™ Center and handle manufacturing of
Eriez plans to finish some renovations to the space and move
operations in by the end of 2011.
Eriez Minerals Flotation Group, headquartered in Vancouver, British
Columbia, will be moving from its current location to a larger
building nearby. Construction of the new building in Vancouver
is currently underway.
Eriez-China will add another manufacturing operation in Tianjin
to supplement their current Qinhuangdao plant.
Eriez-India is moving to a new factory facility located near
Ambattur industrial estate in Chennai.
Atlas Copco opens Florida
store for Dynapac line
Atlas Copco has opened the doors on its thirteenth
store in Pompano Beach, Florida. The store was opened to support
the large customer base already in southern Florida, especially
for the Dynapac line.
Magnet Applications adds general manager
Magnet Applications, a subsidiary of Bunting
Magnetics Company, has added Pete Lipetzky, PhD as the new general
manager for their DuBois, Pennsylvania facility. Lipetzky will
oversee the total manufacturing and sales operations for the
DuBois plant and will report to Robert J. Bunting, the owner
and chief executive officer for Bunting.
Dr. Lipetzky has a deep background within the industrial and
educational sectors for metallurgy and other material science-based
applications. He holds academic degrees which include a PhD in
materials science and engineering-applied physics from Brown
University. He also holds Master of Science degrees in both mechanical
engineering and applied mathematics, also from Brown University.
He also holds a master of business administration degree from
the Katz Business Program at the University of Pittsburgh.
Previously, Dr. Lipetzky served as a Professor of Mechanical
and Materials Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, Rensselear
Polytechnic Institute and the Technical University of Vienna.
Prior to joining Magnet Applications, he served as the director
of technology and interim general manager for ATI Powder Metals.
Automotive Lift Institute chooses new
Dale W. Soos has joined the Automotive Lift
Institute (ALI) as a senior project engineer in the company’s
Cortland, New York headquarters.
In his position, Soos will be responsible for completing the
development of the Lift Inspector Certification Program and assuring
its successful implementation.
Soos holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Buffalo State
College, is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers
and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has been
active in the field of commercial, industrial, and consumer product
safety for more than 20 years.
Prior to joining ALI, key product safety positions held within
Intertek Testing Services included the role of lead engineer
for ALI’s Lift Safety Certification Program, ETL’s commercial
garage equipment listing service, and paint spray booths. Most
recently he served as staff engineer for large wind turbine generator
evaluations, approvals, and certification.
Disposal hits new record in C&D recycling
When Peña’s Disposal was awarded the contract
to handle construction and demolition recycling for Tulare County,
California, the recycling rate was 56 percent. In the first 3
months of the new contract under Peña’s, the rate jumped to 82
The significant increase in recycling is a reflection of Peña’s
Disposal’s aggressive approach to recycling, explained Anne Magaña,
administrator of the Consolidated Waste Management Authority
CWMA is the agency responsible for providing required recycling
reports to CalRecycle. This kind of improvement in recycling
is noticed in Sacramento and “really helps us get closer to the
state’s overall rate for diverting waste from the waste stream
and into recycling,” Magaña explained.
Peña’s Disposal was able to add 20 jobs for Tulare County residents,
according to company vice-president Art Peña.
named CEO and president of TOMRA
Tomra of North America, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Tomra Systems ASA and provider of advanced recycling
solutions, has appointed Harald Henriksen as the new president
and CEO of Tomra of North America. Henriksen, who joined Tomra
ASA in 2004, previously served as senior vice president of technology
based in Norway.
In his previous role as global senior vice president of technology,
Henriksen was responsible for the company’s research and development,
operations, production and project management. Together with
the CEO, he also led the collection technology business unit.
In another key role, he established and ran Tomra’s sales, sourcing
and production in China.
Prior to joining Tomra, Henriksen served as a vice president
BU Tactical Radio at Kongsberg Defence Communications; as a vice
president product management and vice president for research
and development at Kongsberg Ericsson Communications; and as
a project manager and department manager at NFT-Ericsson. Earlier
in his career, he worked in engineering roles at Elektrisk Bureau,
Norsk Data and NDRE.
LA acquires the Recycling Foundation Inc.
IESI LA Corporation, a subsidiary of Progressive
Waste Solutions Ltd., has acquired The Recycling Foundation Inc.,
located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Recycling Foundation was founded in the early 1990s by the
Cheatham family and the facility in Baton Rouge was the first
Material Recovery Facility in the state of Louisiana.
The Recycling Foundation serves more than 500 businesses and
holds curbside recycling contracts for East Baton Rouge Parish,
Lafayette, Zachary, Youngsville, and Carencro. It processes approximately
5,000 tons of recyclables per month.
The material recovery facility located in Baton Rouge is a single
stream facility with approximately 35,000 square feet. Because
it employs a single-stream process, customers can combine paper,
metals, cardboard and plastics in one large container.
joins management team at Atlas Copco
Andrew Redfern has been appointed to the position
of capital equipment manager at Atlas Copco Construction Mining
Technique USA LLC, based in Commerce City, Colorado, effective
In his new role, Redfern will report directly to Torbjorn Redaelli,
president and general manager of Atlas Copco. He began his employment
with Atlas in 2005.