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  • Equipment Spotlight | DEC 2014 Metal Shredders

  • EPA settles with Kern Steel to ensure safe handling of waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Kern Steel Fabrication, Inc. $57,100 for improper management of hazardous waste generated at its facility in Bakersfield, California.

  • Mark Thimons to head up Steel Recycling Institute

    The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), disclosed that Mark Thimons will succeed Gregory Crawford as vice president of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI). Crawford announced his upcoming retirement earlier this year.

  • U.S. aluminum recycling rate remains above 65 percent

    Aluminum beverage cans are once again the most recycled beverage packaging type in the U.S. with an industry recycling rate of 66.7 percent in 2013, according to new data released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

  • Novelis plans conversion to evercan aluminum by 2017

    Novelis, an aluminum rolling and recycling company, has committed to convert all of its beverage can body sheet production to its evercan™ sheet, the world’s first certified high-recycled content aluminum for beverage cans, by the end of 2017.

  • SGH to acquire large independent aluminum recycler

    Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (SGH) has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire the Global Recycling and Specification Alloys (GRSA) business of privately-held Aleris Corporation (Aleris) for $525 million.

  • “Made In USA” claims tricky for recycled materials

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    Manufacturers of products made with recycled materials can’t claim offerings were “Made In USA” unless they can show that the materials originated domestically, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

  • Scrap Metals MarketWatch | DEC 2014

  • Novelis to close Ouro Preto aluminum smelter in Brazil

    Novelis, an aluminum rolling and recycling company, will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminum rolling and recycling.

  • Metalico addresses stock dip

    Metalico, Inc. stated that it is not aware of any events dictating recent declines in its stock price amid unusually heavy volume but speculated they may be the results of aggressive short selling and/or stockholders not completely understanding the company’s recent debt restructuring.

  • Steel import market share at 31 percent in October

    Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of October total 4,382,000 net tons (NT).

  • Steel imports increase five percent in September

    Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,892,000 net tons (NT) of steel in September, including 2,946,000 NT of finished steel (up 5.2 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively, vs. August final data).

  • Sims names Bill Schmiedel president of BIR Ferrous

    Sims Metal Management has elected Bill Schmiedel, president of Global Trade, to the position of president of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Ferrous Division. In addition to his position as president of BIR Ferrous, Schmiedel will serve on the Advisory Council of BIR.

    Schmiedel has been a vocal advocate for the ferrous metals recycling industry throughout his 40 year career, and his appointments are an important recognition of his significant contributions to the industry. In his current role of president of Global Trade for Sims Metal Management, Schmiedel is responsible for all ferrous export sales of deep sea and container shipments worldwide, representing circa 10 million tons traded annually across 6 continents.

    Sims also elected Autumn Gallello as a general delegate to the BIR Ferrous board. Gallello is an accomplished executive account manager, with a career spanning 13 years at Sims Metal Management. Gallello will be the first female to hold a position of such distinction, marking a significant milestone for the industry.

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Bunting Magnetics supports YMCA project

    Bunting Magnetics Co. has disclosed that the company will donate $100,000 toward a new regional YMCA complex planned for construction in Newton, Kansas, where Bunting Magnetics is based.  

    The Bunting donation will aid the local area in meeting the $5 million in private funds necessary to move the project ahead. 

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • SMDI appoints Thimons to lead Steel Recycling Institute

    The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), disclosed that Mark A. Thimons will succeed Gregory Crawford as vice president of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI). Crawford announced his upcoming retirement earlier this year.

    Thimons joined SMDI in November, 2010 as director of construction sustainability and has over 25 years of experience in steel construction products and steel product sustainability.

    As part of this transition, SRI will focus its efforts in two core areas —recycling programs and life cycle research. The recycling focus will include national and regional recycling initiatives, outreach and growth, while SRI’s life cycle research will include life cycle assessment (LCA) studies, as well as other sustainability-related initiatives relevant to the North American steel industry.

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Gershow Recycling supports remediation of historic site

    Over the past year, Gershow Recycling has been providing scrap metal containers to the Tesla Science Center (TSC) at Wardenclyffe as part of its efforts to assist the non-profit organization remediate the historic site that was owned by the famous scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla.

  • Aluminum Association grows; board members added

    The Aluminum Association has disclosed membership growth, additions to its board and the election of a new member to its leadership team.

  • Novelis opens world’s largest aluminum recycling facility

    Novelis officially opened the world’s largest aluminum recycling center.

  • Ben Weitsman of Rochester expands

    Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling has begun work on a state-of-the-art new steel warehouse at the company’s Ben Weitsman of Rochester facility at 80 Steel Street in Rochester, New York.

  • Scrap Metals MarketWatch | NOV 2014