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Urban Solar named San Juan Lighting Corp as its representative in Puerto Rico and neighboring islands.

San Juan Lighting has focused on high end lighting and other architectural product sales for more than four decades. It will now provide a comprehensive package of off-grid solar LED lighting solutions from Urban Solar, for uses including pathways, bikeways, parking lots, street lighting, and perimeter security lighting.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, has signed an agreement to acquire Global Magnetics, Inc. The Florida based company sells and distributes magnetic systems and mineral separation equipment designed and built by Master Magnets Ltd. throughout the U.S., Canada, Central America and South America.

In January 2017, Bunting Magnetics Co. acquired Master Magnets Ltd, a trusted brand of industrial magnetic separation equipment including eddy current separators, permanent and electro magnets, including overband magnets, drum magnets, magnetic head pulleys and suspension magnets sold through a worldwide network of distributors, including Global Magnetics, Inc.

The company’s growth in these markets will be led by new sales team member Rich Evangelista, business development manager, aggregate, mining & minerals. In his new role, Evangelista is responsible for growing the Master Magnets Ltd. line of equipment in these markets throughout the Americas.

Evangelista has more than 21 years of material handling and magnetic separation equipment sales experience. Most recently, he worked in sales and customer service at Wiese USA, a Wichita, Kansas-based material handling equipment provider. He will based at the company’s global headquarters in Newton, Kansas.

Terms of the acquisition of Global Magnetics, Inc. were not disclosed.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Travis Body & Trailer, Houston, has honored C.M.C. Trailer Distributors, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, as its #1 Dealer for 2016. The company also named its top dealers, best new dealer and the most improved dealer for the past year.

Travis, an operating company of Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc., is a manufacturer of aluminum end dump, bottom dump, transfer and specialty dump trailers and bodies.

To be named a Travis Top Dealer, companies need to meet an annual sales target, carry reasonable inventory, market and advertise Travis products, and provide exemplary Travis customer services in the areas of warranties, parts and service support.

Rounding out the top dealers for 2016 were Alamo City Trailer Sales; Gulf City Body & Trailer Works, Inc.; Old River Truck Sales, Inc.; Performance Truck & Trailer;  Southwest Trailers & Equipment LLC; Trux Trailer & Tractor Repair, Inc.; Utility Trailer Interstate; and Wichita Trailer, Inc.

Travis also recognized Alamo City Trailer Sales as its Best New Dealer of 2016, and named Southern States Utility Trailer Sales, Jackson, Mississippi, the 2016 Most Improved Dealer.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) announced Sonya Malvick as 2016 Member of the Year.

Malvick has been a member of AWMI for 22 years. In that time, she has held the position of Wisconsin Chapter membership chair, programs chair, vice president and chapter president. She currently serves as the international vice-president after serving as the international programs chair for six years.

Malvick is employed by Olympic Steel as a Wisconsin outside sales territory manager.

Sonya Malvick will receive her award at AWMI’s Annual Conference at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Creative Waste Solutions, Inc., a diversified holding corporation, providing waste services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers announced within the past 12 months, the company has successfully integrated and merged three companies and is operationally profitable.

Divided into 3 operating entities:

•Creative Waste Solutions operates as hauling brokerage division focusing on commercial recycling and disposal
•Integrated Waste Transportation Services (IWTS), services Commercial Hauling Divisions to one of the largest NYSE listed Waste Management Companies
•Creative Waste Solution South is a transfer station located in Hollywood Florida handling construction disposal, green waste and organic and recyclable materials

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Cox and The Trust for Public Land named Bob Byrnes as California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero. California Native Plant Society, Byrnes’ nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000. Byrnes was among the three finalists who were nominated by the public then chosen by local judging panels and went to compete in an online public vote for the title of California’s Cox Conserves Hero.

Byrnes leads the restoration efforts for the San Diego Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Not only does he invest his personal time to the organization’s efforts, he also sets aside time to encourage and train other volunteers on best practices. Byrnes and his team of dedicated volunteers spend countless hours removing invasive plants that could potentially harm wildlife.

The Cox Conserves Heroes has donated nearly $800,000 to environmental nonprofits, and nearly 200 volunteers have been honored.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News