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November 2006

BUSINESS/ORGANIZATIONAL BRIEFS

Karl W. Schmidt creates partnerships

Karl W. Schmidt & Associates, Inc. (KWS) of Commerce City, Colorado announced a new sales and service partnership with Redwave (Division of BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH) and Redox Technologies.

Redwave specializes in optical separation of glass, paper/fiber, and plastics. With the addition of Redox Technologies, KWS will offer complete sorting systems with the latest technologies.

This will be particularly advantageous in the design and retrofit of existing material recovery facilities to produce exceptionally clean grades of fiber, plastics and glass with a significant reduction of labor.

Material to be sorted is preprocessed through the use of ballistic separation equipment and can then be “cleaned” even further with the need for manual post sorting of the material stream reduced to simple inspection duty.

RMA coordinates byproducts workshop

Washington, DC— The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) is coordinating a workshop on the use of industrial byproducts in highway construction in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 1, 2007.

The workshop is being co-sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and EPA Regions 4 & 6 Office of Solid Waste & Recycling, as well as the Industrial Resource Council (IRC).

Increasing the use of industrial byproducts is a priority goal of the EPA’s solid waste and recycling program.

Cardinal Tire acquired by Enviva

Enviva Materials LLC, a materials recovery company based in Virginia, has purchased Cardinal Tire, a processing firm based in Youngstown, Ohio.

Enviva Materials will continue to serve Cardinal Tire’s existing customer base and will focus on enlarging the Youngstown operation. According to Matt Holland, vice president of operations for Enviva Materials, new investments in equipment for the plant are planned for this year which will expand the facility’s capacity and provide up to 20 new jobs over the next 12 months.

The facility will process scrap tires into rubber mulch, crumb rubber and feedstock for renewable fuel.

Bandit adds sales and service professionals

In an effort to expand sales and service throughout the nation, Bandit Industries announced the additions of Gene Bridges and Allen Hyman to their sales team.

Bridges started out in the industry working for a utility line clearing company over 25 years ago as a shop mechanic. Over the next two decades, he progressed through the ranks as equipment manager, facilities manager, and general manager at various companies until being named national sales manager for a Bandit competitor in 2000.

Bridges recently signed on to the Bandit team in July of 2006 as national accounts manager.

Hyman currently operates out of Charlotte, North Carolina as the Southeast regional sales manager for Bandit. Hyman began in the equipment sales business in 1992 as a sales manager for a Bandit dealer in NorthCarolina and joined the Bandit company in February 2006.

Caterpillar names new vice president

The Caterpillar Board of Directors has elected William (Billy) P. Ainsworth as vice president of Caterpillar Inc., effective December 1, 2006. He will continue in his current role at Progress Rail Services, A wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar.

Progress Rail Services operates more than 90 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Ainsworth, a graduate of Auburn University, lives and works in Albertville, Alabama, where Progress Rail Services is headquartered.

Marathon appoints McGee as quality manager

David McGee has been appointed quality manager for Marathon Equipment Company. McGee will be responsible for developing and implementing quality assurance processes across all Marathon locations.

McGee has 23 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, and technical services.

As quality manager, McGee will design and implement inspection, audit and quality process reports, train key personnel on inspection tech-niques, rules, and documentation processes, monitor and conduct on and off-site product inspections and audits, conduct customer visits and respond to off-site quality issues when necessary.

ABB Low Voltage Drives earns 2006 award

ABB earned the Frost & Sullivan “Growth Excellence in Market and Product Leadership of the Year Award, for 2006 Low Voltage Drives.” Technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development were contingencies Frost & Sullivan included in its evaluation, noting that ABB’s global Low Voltage Drives business unit has excelled across them all.

“In the drives space, this Award goes to the company that demonstrates excellence in the fields of technology and evident customer confidence, in terms of loyalty and service,” said Frost & Sullivan research analyst Shibu S L.

Frost & Sullivan reviews the more than 100 companies around the world offering drives, when determining the award.

Management changes at The Boler Company

The Boler Company and John M. Boler chairman of the board, announced the following executive management changes:

John M. Boler is assuming the responsibilities of president and CEO of The Boler Company in addition to continuing as chairman of the board. Reporting to the president will be James Colley, vice president finance and treasury and Nancy B. Coons, vice president administration.

Gary Gerstenslager, general manager of Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, Hendrickson Operations and will report directly to Boler.

John H. Walker, former president; Keith D. Stephenson, former chief development officer, and Robert Micchelli, former vice president Finance and IT, have left their employment with The Boler Company.

Cozzi Consulting Group signs new agreement

Cozzi Consulting Group announced an agreement with O’Brien Recycling Corporation to manage the sales operation of its recycled ferrous scrap metal business.

Cozzi will manage all sales initiatives and activities related to O’Brien’s ferrous scrap metal business. O’Brien Recycling employs over 50 people at its two facilities, a scrap yard and a nonferrous warehouse, both located in Franklin Park, Illinois. The facilities process 50,000 tons of ferrous and 25 million pounds of nonferrous yearly.

Atlantic Scrap Processing sets merger plans

Atlantic Scrap Processing LLC of North Carolina announced that it is merging with Carolinas Recycling Group LLC, based in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The merger is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007 and will create a scrap-processing company that will employee more than 500 people in 16 locations throughout the Carolinas.

For now, the combined companies will work together and will continue to operate under their existing names.

Nucor selects Utah for building systems facility

Nucor Corporation announced that it will construct a new facility to produce metal building systems and components in Brigham City, Utah.

The facility is expected to cost approximately $27 million and to employ more than 200 people. Operations are expected to begin by the first quarter of 2008. Annual capacity will be approximately 45,000 tons.

Schoen to lead ADESA’s Internet strategies

ADESA, Inc. announced that Bob Schoen has been named the company’s new vice president of e-Business. In his new role, Schoen will lead ADESA’s new e-Business Center of Excellence. Bob will report to Ron Beaver, ADESA’s executive vice president and chief information officer.

Schoen joins ADESA after serving in a number of technology leadership roles at Manheim during the last 11 years. Most recently, he served as the company’s director of Technology Research and Development.

Walker Magnetic Group names new leader

Walker Magnetics Group, Inc. has announced the appointment of Richard Longo to the position of president and COO for worldwide company operations.

Longo is a 12-year veteran of Walker Magnetics Group.

Longo is a career professional in manufacturing and microelectronics. His career, in addition to his 12 years at Walker Magnetics Group, has included key management positions at Raytheon and Teledyne, as well as a 10-year entrepreneurial effort during which he formed and became president of Warner Power, a manufacturer of transformers and power supplies based in Warner, New Hampshire.

Newpark Resources names board members

Newpark Resources, Inc. announced that David C. Anderson has joined its Board of Directors. Anderson is the chief executive officer of Anderson Partners.

Previously, Anderson spent 11 years with Heidrick & Struggles, where he held various senior management positions, including president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he was at Spencer Stuart and IBM.

Anderson received a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University and served as a First Lieutenant, United States Army Intelligence and Corporate Governance Committee.

Bion Environmental announces new CEO

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (Bion) announced that Jeremy Rowland has been named chief operating officer of its Bion Dairy Corporation operating subsidiary. Prior to joining Bion, Rowland worked for URS Corporation for 16 years where he developed and lead URS’s efforts in the renewable energy marketplace. Rowland has eighteen years experience in multi-disciplinary energy and environmental project development and management throughout the United States and oversea

Rowland’s areas of expertise include renewable energy project development, distributed generation (mostly combined heat/power), large-scale power plant development and strategic energy management.

Cascade Engineering hires Kenyatta Brame

Cascade Engineering announced that it has added Kenyatta Brame as the company’s vice president, Department of Business Services.

Brame will oversee the company’s business services functions, which support the Human Resources, Quality, Administrative, Information Systems, Safety, Security and Environmental Services and Benefits groups. Brame will report to Fred Keller, Cascade Engineering’s chairman, president and CEO.

Brame joins Cascade from Grand Rapids-based Sysco Foodservice, where he served as senior vice president of Operations and Merchandising, Employee Relations and Legal Services. Prior to his time with Sysco, Brame was an attorney with Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids, specializing in employment and labor law.

 


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