American Recycler News, Inc.



Doppstadt hires four new marketing employees

Doppstadt US has hired Kris Snyder, Micheal McCusker and Darren Finlay, each of which will play key roles in the growth of new business and customer relationship management as new sales members. Lauren Reese will serve as marketing manager in the Doppstadt US home office located in Avon, Ohio.

Finlay is a veteran material processing sales professional with more than 10 years of market experience. He has been involved in every aspect of the business from managing sales, rentals, inventory and transportation of mobile equipment. He will be responsible for handling sales in the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

McCusker responsibilities will be conducted in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Snyder will cover sales responsibilities in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. He previously studied business management and later transitioned into a career in wood processing equipment.

Nick Staub appointed as new APRA chairman

Nick Staub was installed as the chairman of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) during their recent International BIG R Show.

Staub has been in the remanufacturing business since 1982 when he joined Romaine Electric which was owned by his father. Staub took over as president in 1989 after his father passed away.

Romaine Electric has 110 employees in 11 locations, five distribution centers and six retail shops. The company remanufactures rotating electrical, rewinds armatures and rotors, manufactures new armatures for OEM and the aftermarket and manufactures new 50 DN stators.

Staub will serve as APRA chairman until November 4, 2013 at the conclusion of the next International BIG R Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Doosan chooses Roland Machinery as new dealer

Doosan Portable Power has named Roland Machinery Company, headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, an authorized dealer of portable and utility mount air compressors, generators, lighting systems and light compaction equipment. In addition to their corporate office, Roland Machinery has 14 additional full service facilities located in five Midwestern states.

Roland Machinery Company was founded by E. Earl Roland in 1958 as a construction equipment dealer serving Central Illinois.

Metso decides to keep its recycling business

Metso previously announced that it intended reviewing strategic alternatives for its recycling business. As part of this process, Metso evaluated both external and internal options. The review concluded that integrating recycling into the mining and construction segment was the best possible alternative for creating value for Metso.

“We are committed to developing the recycling business as part of our mining and construction segment,” said Matti Kähkönen, Metso Corporation’s president and chief executive officer. “We believe that by integrating Recycling in this way we will add value to the recycling business and for Metso generally in terms of volume growth, cost competitiveness, and developing our overall offering. We are a forerunner and global market leader in metal and waste recycling, and our goal is to further strengthen our position here.”

Recycling will be integrated into mining and construction as of December 1, 2012.

Recycling currently employs approximately 660 people, mainly in Germany, the U.S. and Denmark.

Hammel names Can-Con official Canadian dealer

Hammel New York, LLC has made Can-Con Equipment an official dealer covering all provinces in Canada.

Can-Con, a division of the Canadian group of companies, was founded in 2005 and is an equipment dealer serving the construction, scrap and waste industries.

Can-Con Equipment is headquartered in Essex, Ontario and provides customer support throughout Canada.

Clean Harbors and Safety-Kleen sign agreement

Clean Harbors, Inc. and Safety-Kleen, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement under which Clean Harbors will acquire Safety-Kleen for $1.25 billion in cash.

Clean Harbors said that, in connection with the prospective deal, it has received a financing commitment from Goldman Sachs, and that it is considering additional financing options that may include a combination of cash, debt and equity.

The acquisition of Safety-Kleen and its 200 facilities in North America will fulfill a number of Clean Harbors’ strategic objectives, including penetrating the small quantity generator market; broadening the company’s waste treatment capabilities to include waste oil re-refining; driving increased waste volumes into Clean Harbors’ existing treatment, storage and disposal network; leveraging sales capabilities and efficiencies of the combined companies; adding an immediately accretive business to accelerate growth and adding to cash-flow generation.

AERC Recycling and Com-Cycle change ownership, Inc. (AERC Recycling Solutions), has completed an agreement for a change in ownership.

Robert W. Landmesser, founder and chief executive officer of AERC Recycling Solutions, is the company’s largest shareholder, and has reached an agreement with Recycling Holdings, LLC of Nashville, Tennessee. The agreement will transfer Landmesser’s majority share of stock to Recycling Holdings. This change in ownership will allow AERC to conduct business as usual, service its customers and follow its course of pursuing new business opportunities in order to remain competitive in the marketplace.

John J. Ferriola to be named Nucor’s CEO

Daniel R. DiMicco, who in more than 12 years as chief executive officer led Nucor Corporation through one of its most explosive and profitable growth periods and an industry-leading total shareholder return of 463.9 percent, announced that he is passing this responsibility on to current president and chief operating officer, John J. Ferriola, effective January 1, 2013.

DiMicco served as Nucor’s chief executive officer longer than anyone since founder Ken Iverson, took over as Nucor’s leader in September 2000, near the start of an economic slump that radically restructured the steel industry in the United States and abroad. DiMicco will remain with Nucor as executive chairman.

John Ferriola has stepped repeatedly into roles of increasing responsibility as part of Nucor’s succession planning. An electrical engineer by training, Ferriola began his career with Bethlehem Steel in 1974. He joined Nucor in 1992 as manager of maintenance and engineering.

In his first decade with the company, Ferriola served as general manager at three different divisions. He was named executive vice president in 2002, then chief operating officer of steelmaking operations in 2007. In 2011, the board appointed him Nucor’s president and chief operating officer and elected him to the board.

Waste Connections completes acquisition

Waste Connections, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the business of R360 Environmental Solutions, Inc., in Houston, Texas, for $1.3 billion in cash.

Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, the company provides non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services.

GlyEco Closes Purchase of Antifreeze Recycling, Inc.

GlyEco, Inc., the inventors of technology for cleaning waste glycol, has closed on the asset purchase of Antifreeze Recycling, Inc. Antifreeze Recycling, Inc. is an industry leader in the recycling of waste automotive coolant, and is based in Tea, South Dakota. The transaction closed on October 26, 2012 and is expected to be immediately accretive.

Wise Recycling promotes employees in Pensacola

Harold E. Stone, plant manager at the Wise Recycling facility in Pensacola, Florida has been promoted to general manager.

Shane E. Queysen has been named plant manager, effective immediately according to Andrew Logsdon, president of Wise Recycling.