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BigBelly Solar disclosed that the Alliance for Downtown New York recently undertook a major expansion of its use of solar-powered Bigbelly waste and recycling units. The Alliance through a public-private partnership with Vector Media increased the number of high-tech recycling bins from 16 to 174. In making the purchase of the units possible, Vector Media becomes the exclusive partner for the units’ exteriors.

The Bigbelly stations allow for waste disposal, and recycling of paper or plastic and glass at each specified bin. Solar power drives the units’ compacting capabilities, while remote monitoring via wireless technology notifies staff when units require emptying.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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The Timken Company has reached agreement with ERIKS NV to acquire the assets of Revolvo Ltd., a specialty bearing company based in Dudley, U.K. Revolvo makes and markets ball and roller bearings for industrial applications in process and heavy industries. The company’s split roller bearing housed units are widely used by mining, power generation, food and beverage, pulp and paper, metals, cement, marine and waste-water end users. In 2013, Revolvo posted sales of approximately $8.3 million.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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Atlas Copco Construction Equipment has hired Frank Lang as its business development manager of national rental accounts. Lang helps expand Atlas Copco’s rental support network and will be responsible for developing relationships and sharing his product expertise with national rental companies.

Lang has more than 34 years of experience in the construction rental industry. Before joining Atlas Copco, he was the director of national accounts at H&E Equipment Services, where he worked to develop rental programs for contractors. Prior to that, Lang worked for a hydraulic attachment manufacturer and as a general manager for the rental division of a Komatsu dealer.

Lang is part of Atlas Copco’s strategy to expand its rental division.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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Zimmer America formed a new company for recycling solutions – Zimmer America Recycling Solutions. The new company was formed in the first half of 2014 to meet the growing demand for state-of-the-art recycling machinery, which is built to meet the highest of quality standards. Zimmer America Recycling Solutions is located in South Carolina.

Zimmer America Recycling Solutions is a technology solutions provider for MRFs, PRFs, PET bottle washing and sorting, and extrusion machinery.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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Ken Korney has joined Harris Waste Management Group, Inc., where he will serve as a regional sales manager.

In his new position, Korney will be responsible for leading all Harris sales efforts in support of product and market development for Harris’ non-ferrous equipment and Harris distributors. Korney’s sales region includes Eastern Kentucky, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, Michigan, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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OBC Baling Equipment has added two new baler brands to their product offering. Both IPS and American Baler have selected OBC to be their exclusive dealer for Ohio and portions of other surrounding Midwest states. This latest expansion allows OBC to serve customers with an even more precise match of equipment to need.

OBC Baling Equipment now sells, services and supports IPS, American Baler, Harris and Max-Pak Balers, along with a broad offering of other recycling-related equipment. OBC Used Equipment, and OBC Rigging, two other companies under the OBC brand, further enhance customer options by offering quality pre-owned inventory, and installation, reconditioning and relining services for existing equipment.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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