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Waste Management acquires Chicago hauler

Waste Management, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, has expanded their Chicago area services through the purchase of Land and Lakes Co., Park Ridge, Illinois. Land and Lakes Co. is a family owned business, providing curbside waste hauling and recycling services to more than 80 communities.

Under the terms of the transaction, Land and Lakes owners will retain the River Bend Prairie Transfer Station in Chicago and the River Bend Prairie Landfill in Dolton, Illinois. Assets acquired by Waste Management include three composing facilities, a clean fill and the Prairie Lakes Recycling and Transfer Station in Matteson, Illinois.

Sadoff Iron to acquire Midwest Metals Recycling

Sadoff Iron & Metal Company has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Midwest Metals Recycling in Omaha, Nebraska.

Sadoff received approval for a special use permit from the city council of Omaha in September and the certificate of occupancy and salvage license was approved by the Omaha planning department.

Midwest Metals was founded in 1991 by Mark and Mary Bolin, primarily as an aluminum can recycling operation. Expansion into other nonferrous commodities followed.

New president of American Public Works Association

American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its 2012-2013 president is Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF, principal scientist – Water Resources with AMEC’s Environment & Infrastructure business, in Johnson City, Tennessee.

After serving the past year as president-elect, Treadway leads the organization as president and chair of the 17-member board of directors. For the coming year, APWA’s key issues include building livable communities for the future, professional development and education services for all members, advocating for infrastructure investment, sustainability, international relations, emergency management and leadership.

Treadway has been with AMEC for 13 years. Prior to joining AMEC, she worked for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina in public works.

Sonoco invests in Onslow County Recycling

Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco and a large packaging recycler, has completed $2 million in upgrades at the Onslow County, North Carolina, materials recovery facility, allowing the facility to process a higher volume of recyclables.

Sonoco Recycling annually collects more than three million tons of old corrugated containers, various grades of paper, metals and plastics.

US Composting Council hires executive director

The United States Composting Council has hired Michael Virga as its new executive director. Virga, formerly the executive director of Forestry at the American Forest & Paper Association, has been engaged in sustainability efforts throughout his 30 year career.

Virga has been a strong spokesman on environmental issues and has a record of delivering value to trade association members and stakeholders.

Vaughn Ali joins Moley Magnetics sales team

Moley Magnetics Inc. of Lockport, New York hired Vaughn Ali as the southeast territory manager with responsibility for sales and dealer relations for shears, magnets, generator systems and grapples in the Southeast and Texas.

Vaughn brings 22 years of experience in the equipment industry, with the last 8 years spent specifically in the recycling and demolition industries. His experience as a buyer/broker of scrap metal gives him the understanding of both a customer and supplier.

Doosan Portable Power opens new facility in India

Doosan Portable Power has opened a new manufacturing facility for Doosan in Bangalore, India. The factory located in Doddaballapur has the capacity to produce 2,000 portable air compressors and light towers annually.

Products that are manufactured in the factory are sold in India with future plans to provide additional units to meet market demands in South Africa and Latin America.

The new facility was opened in 180 days from the time project plans were formulated. Prior to opening the manufacturing operation, Doosan Portable Power worked with an exclusive third-party partner for manufacturing units in Pondicherry, India.

The Doosan Portable Power facility in Bangalore will also house all Doosan India Operations along with Doosan Portable Power manufacturing. Additional plans will include opening a trading warehouse for other Doosan brands, including Doosan excavators, Bobcat machines and Montabert hydraulic breakers.

CP Group names new president and COO

The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, California named Terry Schneider, former director of post collections at Republic Services, as the company’s new president and chief operations officer.

Schneider is joining the CP Group as John Willis’ replacement, as Willis is retiring after being with the company for 27 years. Schneider comes with an extensive background in the solid waste and recycling industry, bringing 23 years of experience and expertise to the CP Group.

At Republic Services, he most recently led the Corporate Recycling Operations Group. His previous role was in market development where he led the Rail Operations Group.

As the new president and COO of the CP Group, Schneider will be responsible for overseeing sales, engineering, research and development and all other aspects of business operations and strategy of the five companies of the group – CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, IPS Balers and Advanced MRF.

Alter Trading acquires Miller Compressing

Alter Trading Corporation purchased of Wisconsin-based Miller Compressing Company. Alter, ISO 9001 and 14001 certified, is currently the largest metal recycler in Wisconsin and one of the largest scrap metal recycling companies across North America.

Based in Milwaukee, Miller Compressing has more than 125 years of expertise in the metal recycling business and is the largest scrap metal recycling company in the metropolitan area.

With the addition of five Miller Compressing recycling locations, Alter Trading will operate 16 processing locations in Wisconsin and a total of 43 metal recycling facilities in the United States, serving the needs of a broad base of residential, commercial and industrial clients.

CM celebrates 30 years in the tire recycling industry

Columbus McKinnon (CM) is celebrating their 30th year in the tire recycling industry, providing equipment solutions for recyclers.

CM systems process more than half a billion tires each year worldwide and continues to grow. CM systems are at work in hundreds of locations spanning 5 continents in more than 26 countries.

Green Energy Renewable Solutions’ JV moves forward

Green Energy Renewable Solutions, Inc. said that its project with Landfill Solutions, LLC of Puerto Rico has moved forward with the formation of the joint venture corporation, Yabucoa Recycling Company, Inc. Yabucoa Recycling Corporation is owned on a 50/50 basis by Green Energy and Landfill Solutions, LLC and the initial phase of the Yabucoa development project work will be the construction of new road access and internal roadways, leachate, run-off and flood control and slope stabilization, which will bring the landfill site in compliance with regulatory standards of the Autoridad De Desperdicios Solidos, the environmental control authority in Puerto Rico.

Green Energy has separately incorporated a wholly-owned Puerto Rico subsidiary, Green Renewable Solutions, Inc., to develop and manage the second phase of the Yabucoa project, which plans to convert the municipal waste material to energy and fuels after separation and capture of valuable recyclable materials in the waste stream.

Northshore Manufacturing hires regional manager

Northshore Manufacturing, makers of Builtrite branded equipment, has added Marc Lee to its sales force as northeast regional sales manager.

Lee will be covering Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Sims Recycling promotes Magann to VP of sales

Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas has promoted Sean Magann to vice president of sales and marketing. Magann joined the company in May 2011 and formerly held the position of commercial director, North America.

In his new role, Magann will be responsible for advancing all commercial activities for Sims Recycling Solutions in the United States which includes leading both national and regional sales efforts. Magann will also manage marketing initiatives that favorably position the company’s services in the marketplace.

Magann is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and received an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Casella Waste Systems offers notes due 2019

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., intends to offer $135 million aggregate principal amount of 7.75 percent senior subordinated notes due 2019. The notes are being offered as additional debt securities under an indenture pursuant to which the company previously issued senior subordinated notes.

The notes are being offered in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act.

The company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to refinance its 11 percent senior second lien notes due 2014, of which $180,000,000 aggregate principal amount is outstanding.

The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the U.S. absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws.

Bunting Magnetics Europe acquires E-Magnets UK

Bunting Magnetics Europe Limited, a manufacturing and sales operation center based in Berkhamsted, England for Bunting Magnetics Company, has acquired E-Magnets UK Limited, located in Sheffield, England.

E-Magnets UK Ltd. specializes in direct and wholesale supply of magnetic products throughout the UK and the world. The company was founded in 2005 by Alistair Richardson, who will continue to oversee the company’s everyday operations.

This acquisition by Bunting Magnetics Europe bolsters their market leadership and puts them one step closer to their strategic growth plan.

Teresa Rogers joins Upstate Shredding as senior buyer

Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman, said that scrap industry veteran Teresa Rogers has joined the company effective immediately as a senior buyer for all Upstate and Ben Weitsman facilities.

Rogers was the former director of trading at Mervis Industries based in Danville, Illinois where she brokered scrap throughout the Midwest.

Ricardo Iriart elected CFO of PSC Metals

The board of directors of PSC Metals, Inc. chose Ricardo Iriart as the chief financial officer of PSC Metals, Inc.

Most recently, Iriart was the vice president of commercial and previously, vice president of finance for Harsco Corporation.

Iriart will be located at PSC Metals’ headquarters in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Mechel makes new executive appointments

Mechel OAO, a Russian mining and metals company, made new executive appointments.

Vladimir Tytsky has been appointed chief executive officer of Mechel Steel Management Company.

Ex-chief executive officer Andrey Deineko has been appointed group vice-president for technology development.