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  • Frontline International hires waste oil environmental expert to head operations

    Ohio based Frontline International, a provider of Smart Oil Management™ systems for foodservice operators around the world, has opened a South American sales office.

  • Eriez-Australia names Viti as new sales director

    Eriez has named Ezio Viti as the new sales director at Eriez-Australia.

    Viti, a mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of experience applying process solutions into the mining, resources recovery, waste water and general process industries, will manage the sales team for Eriez-Australia.

    Before joining Eriez, Viti served as a business development consultant. In this role, he assisted local and offshore technology start-ups as well as overseas suppliers seeking to enter the Australia and New Zealand market space. Prior to that, Viti spent six years as sales director and chief executive officer of Steinert Australia where he was responsible for the Asia-Pacific region.

    Published in the September 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Veolia will build and operate the first waste-to-energy facility in Mexico

    Veolia, through its subsidiary Proactiva Medio Ambiente Mexico S.A. de C.V., has won the public call for tenders published by the government of Mexico City and just signed the contract to design, build, and operate the first waste-to-energy facility in Latin America.

  • Ontario grocery chains use technology to reduce waste

    Flashfood, a mobile app allowing grocery locations to sell surplus food directly to consumers at a massive discount prior to discarding, has partnered with Longo’s in downtown Toronto for a 3 month beta to reduce their food waste.

  • Canadian Bottled Water Association rejects Wynne Government’s fee increase for water taking permits

    The Canadian Bottled Water Association strongly rejects the recent announcement by the Ontario government that beginning August 1, 2017, water bottlers will pay $503.71 for every million liters of groundwater taken.

  • ISRI replies to China’s intent to ban certain scrap imports

    China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end. Among the items included on the list are most scrap plastics (“including polymers of ethylene, styrene, vinyl chloride and PET…”), mixed paper and slags and drosses.

  • Timken India agrees to acquire ABC Bearings

    The Timken Company announced that its majority owned subsidiary, Timken India Ltd., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ABC Bearings Ltd., a manufacturer of tapered, cylindrical and spherical roller bearings and slewing rings in India.

    The transaction is structured as a merger of ABC Bearings Ltd. into Timken India Ltd., whereby shareholders of ABC Bearings will receive shares of Timken India as consideration. The transaction is subject to receipt of various approvals in India, which are expected to take at least six months to complete.   

    ABC Bearings is a public limited company listed on the BSE Limited, with its registered office in Mumbai, India. The company operates primarily out of manufacturing facilities in Bharuch, Gujarat, and Dehradun, Uttarakhand.  ABC Bearings serves an established original equipment customer base in India, focusing on heavy truck and off-highway industries. In 2016, sales were approximately $29 million.

    Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Gerdau Manitoba mill helps to recycle millions of tires

    Gerdau North America, a steel manufacturer in Selkirk, and Reliable Tire Recycling, in Winnipeg, have partnered for over 10 years to recycle tires.

  • Ontario reaches waste diversion milestone

    Ontario Tire Stewardship’s (OTS) Used Tires Program, has reached an incredible milestone of recycling its 100 millionth tire since the program opened in 2009.

  • Enerkem Inc. achieves new milestones

    Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, disclosed that its first full scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM).

  • Latest poll on Canada’s bottled water industry indicate government regulations misguided

    A new poll of 1,500 people in Ontario reveals that the provincial government’s public policies when it comes to the bottled water industry are significantly out of step with public opinion.

  • Qatar’s Modern Recycling Factory now operational

    Qatar’s Modern Recycling Factory (MRF), based in Mesaieed Industrial City, is now operational. The $41.3m (QAR150.06m) facility was financed and endorsed more than two years ago by Al Khalij Commercial Bank in support of Qatar’s green-technology business sector.

  • Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. celebrates 20 years

    Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its commitment to help Canadians collect used batteries for recycling and record-breaking collections in 2016.

    The organization was founded in 1997 by the battery industry long before provincial mandates to collect and recycle batteries. The industry sought to voluntarily control the amount of waste it was contributing to the waste stream through a national collection and recycling effort. Since its inception, the Call2Recycle program in Canada has collected more than 13 million kilograms of batteries for recycling.

    2016 marks the program’s best year by far – a record of more than 2.7 million kilograms of household batteries were collected in Canada in 2016 – an increase of 12 percent over 2015.

    Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Novelis wins European Aluminum Award for pioneering closed-loop recycling system

    Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, was awarded the European Aluminum Award at the Aluminum 2016 Trade Fair.

  • Call2Recycle contest gathers over 4,000 kg of spent batteries

    Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, shared the culmination of two programs that collected 4,118 kg of batteries.

  • Alcoa closes Suralco Refinery

    Alcoa Corporation intends to permanently close the Suralco alumina refinery and bauxite mines in Suriname, fully curtailed since November 2015.

  • Lindner Recyclingtech enters Chinese market with new strategic partner

    Within the framework of a tour of the plant at Lindner’s headquarters in Spittal/Drau, Austria, Manuel Lindner, managing director of Lindner Recyclingtech (center), and Jay Yuan, general manager of JONO, sealed a recently signed distribution and service contract with a handshake.

  • Bottle recycling in Europe increases

    With over 1.8 million tons of collected and recycled PET bottles, the 2015 European PET collection and recycling volumes have increased by 5 percent compared to 2014.

  • Lafarge Canada modernizes and upgrades Exshaw facility

    Lafarge Canada Inc. in Exshaw has completed a major modernization and environmental upgrade. Construction began in 2013, with more than 600 contracted employees on site at construction peak in addition to 160 permanent employees.

  • GreenMantra receives certification from SCS Global

    GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing producer of high value synthetic waxes from recycled plastics, recently received certification from SCS Global Services (SCS) for the recycled content of its Ceranovus™ wax products.

  • Albertans recycle 100 million tires with recycling program

    Alberta’s tire recycling program has reached a significant milestone. One hundred million tires have been recycled since the program’s inception in 1992.

  • Recycling business launched by Liberty’s Greensteel

    The Liberty House Group has launched a metal recycling business, Liberty Metal Recycling (LMR), as a major step towards the achievement of its Greensteel vision to create a competitive and sustainable steel sector in the UK.

  • Companies are caught exporting electronic waste

    Basel Action Network (BAN), released a new report following a two year study that involved placing electronic GPS tracking devices into old hazardous electronic equipment such as printers and computer monitors, and then watching where they travelled across the globe.

  • Borealis acquires two German plastics recyclers

    Borealis, a provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has fully acquired the German plastics recyclers mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH.

  • Constellium partners with Nespresso to recycle used aluminum capsules

    Constellium was chosen by Nespresso to participate in the recycling of used capsules as part of Second Life, an innovative project conducted in Switzerland where Nespresso is headquartered.

  • International Paper completes sale

    International Paper has completed two previously disclosed transactions – the sale of its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise; and the acquisition of the Holmen Paper Madrid Mill in Spain. The company plans to convert the newsprint machine to produce recycled containerboard during the second half of 2017.

    Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Even the playing field: U.S. imposes anti-dumping tariffs

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    After enduring one of the worst downturns ever, American steelmakers and the subsequent American metal recycling industry is thanking the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for imposing preliminary duties on imports of cold-rolled steel, used to make auto parts, appliances and shipping containers.

  • China’s first anaerobic digester installed

    Both installation and commissioning are complete on a DVO, Inc. anaerobic digester at Austasia Modern Dairy Farm in Xianhe, located in Shandong Province, China.

  • Borealis to acquire plastics recycler

    Borealis, a provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, it has an agreement to fully acquire the German plastics recycler mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH. This transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

    Based in Niedergebra, Germany, mtm plastics GmbH is regarded as a technology leader in the recycling of mixed post-consumer plastic waste and as one of Europe’s largest producers of post-consumer polyolefin recyclates.

    Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Canadians recycle over one million kilograms of batteries

    Canada’s national consumer battery stewardship organization, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., has collected over one million kilograms of batteries from January to date.

  • Blue Sphere to acquire plant in Italy

    Blue Sphere Corporation, a power producer that develops, owns and manages waste-to-energy facilities globally, has signed an exclusive term sheet to acquire a waste-to-energy biogas plant from Agrilandia Societa Agricola a r.l.

  • Ice River Springs funds EREF Master’s Scholarship

    The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) shared that Ice River Springs Water Co., Inc. has funded a named scholarship for the EREF scholarship program.

  • Antidumping order hits steel imports from seven countries

    The United Steelworkers (USW) union commended the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for its preliminary decision to place antidumping duties on unfairly traded hot-rolled flat steel from seven countries.

  • Quebec’s bag industry wants bag ban reconsidered

    The plastic bag industry in Quebec is calling on the City of Brossard to reconsider its ban on plastic shopping bags because the municipality’s decision to ban the bags as of Fall 2016 is based on out-of-date data that is nearly 10 years old and is not relevant to today.

  • Covanta contracts for Dublin waste-to-energy facility

    Covanta has executed a long term waste supply contract for the Dublin Waste-to-Energy Facility with Panda, one of the leading waste and recycling collection companies in Ireland.

  • Earth Rangers recycle almost 20,000 batteries

    Canada’s national consumer battery recycling stewardship organization, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. partnered with Foundations for the Future Charter Academy, Southwest Campus, Calgary, an Elementary School with nearly 500 students and staff, to keep batteries away from the Alberta landfills.

  • Weltec erects second biogas plant in South Korea

    The construction work for an anaerobic digestion plant from German manufacturer Weltec Biopower was started in South Korea in 2015.

  • Brazil leads in aluminum recycling

    The Brazilian Aluminum Association (ABAL) and the Brazilian Association of Highly Recyclable Cans Manufacturers report that in 2014 the country recycled 289,500 tons of aluminum beverage cans out of the 294,200 tons available in the market, a growth of 12.5 percent over the previous year.

  • BioHiTech forms subsidiary BioHiTech Europe

    BioHiTech Global, Inc. formed BioHitech Europe LTD to further the global expansion of the company’s commercial food waste disposal solution.

    BioHitech America, LLC, the company’s first subsidiary, has been providing food waste disposal solutions for nearly 8 years. Headquartered in London, BioHitech Europe LTD hopes to offer expanded sales and services in Europe.

    According to the European Commission, nearly 100 million tons of food are wasted annually in Europe. The BioHitech Solution not only diverts food from landfills but it also gives consumers the data they need to start making decisions that will lead to the prevention of food waste from the start. BioHitech’s on-site Eco-Safe Digester converts food waste into grey-water and transports it through standard sewer lines. During the digestion process, the digester weighs each increment of waste and allows users to quantify its type and origin, simultaneously transmitting this data to the BioHitech Cloud on a real time basis.

    Published in the December 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • As UK winter approaches, government cuts to solar

    In August this year, the Department for the Environment and Climate Change disclosed a reduction in the renewable energy Feed-in Tariff (FIT) from January 1, 2016.

  • Wind power brought to Kenya

    As part of president Obama’s Power Africa initiative, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, committed $233 million in debt financing to support construction and operation of the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kajiado, Kenya.

  • AISI urges government to address steel issues with Chinese president

    American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) president and chief executive officer Thomas J. Gibson urged president Obama to fight for manufacturing and for steel during the U.S. visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping in September.

  • British Columbia’s container recycling system strong amidst concerns over fees

    As it nears its half century mark, the beverage container deposit return system in British Columbia, Canada, remains the elder statesman of global recycling and extended producer responsibility programs, boasting an overall recovery rate of 84.2 percent.

  • Europe recycles over 66 billion bottles

    The equivalent of 66 billion PET bottles were collected and recycled in 2014 in Europe, representing 57 percent of bottles and containers.

  • Plastic recycling in Europe to increase significantly by 2025

    According to a new study of consultancy ecoprog, up to 300 new sorting plants for plastic wastes will be commissioned in Europe by 2025.

  • Colchester, Nova Scotia receives grant from recycling coalition

    Residents and commercial outlets in Colchester County, Nova Scotia can soon add polystyrene foam foodservice packaging, egg cartons, meat trays and protective packaging to their recycling bins, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition.

  • Rate influences identified

    Resource efficiency experts WRAP published a new report which has identified key factors that influence local authority recycling performance rates, and which quantifies the degree to which these impact on those rates.

  • EuPC launches alliance for polymers

    During the EuPC General Assembly in Warsaw, EuPC launched a strategic alliance for polymer supplies in Europe.

  • Alcoa to close smelter in Brazil

    Alcoa disclosed that it permanently closed its Poços de Caldas primary aluminum smelter in Brazil on June 30, 2015.

  • New solar power plant being constructed in Japan

    Kyocera Corporation, Gaia Power, Kyudenko Corporation, and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation disclosed that the companies have made a joint investment in Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar power operating company, to construct and operate a 92 megawatt (MW) solar power plant.

  • KAR Auction Services expands into United Kingdom

    KAR Auction Services, a provider of end-to-end vehicle remarketing services, disclosed that its subsidiary ADESA (UK) Limited has acquired HBC Vehicle Services.

  • China Quality Certification Centre first to join expanded EPEAT PRE network

    Following a multi-year pilot program with five global organizations, the Green Electronics Council expanded the network of EPEAT-approved PREs by qualifying the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC).

  • New data shows the high value of scrap exports

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released new, independent data highlighting the important role scrap commodities play in U.S. exports.

  • RMT Equipment moves headquarters to Quebec

    RMT, a North American distributor of onboard weighing and backup camera systems built for heavy equipment, has opened its new 6,000 sq. ft. head office and warehouse facility in Blainville, Quebec, near the international transportation hub of Montreal.

    Designated as the North American headquarters for global manufacturing including VEI Loader Scales, Track-Vision Safety Backup Camera Systems, SciTronics belt scales and metal detectors, and BRT onboard truck scales, the Blainville facility integrates a wide range of resources for parts and service support, factory training and product development.

    The new location features a fully equipped training center with hands-on learning and interactive media for dealers and customers and its modern interior design provides natural lighting and lines of site for easy interaction amongst RMT’s head office team.

    Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • USW urges U.S. to get tough with Japan on trade deal

    Leo W. Gerard, International president of the United Steelworkers (USW), released the following statement after an address to a joint session of Congress by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.

  • Redwave plans and builds Belgium paper sorting plant

    Stora Enso Langerbrugge Paper Mill produces premium paper products out of 100 percent recycled paper, collected within a 300 kilometer radius, encompassing about 80 million people.

  • EAWC Technologies builds waste-to-energy plant

    EAWC Technologies has signed an agreement with Tecnologias Verdes SA de CV, a private Mexican Corporation, to build the country’s first waste-to-energy (WtE) plant at the state of Chiapas.

  • Britain moves to make food waste disposal illegal

    Companies and organizations that routinely produce food waste should be compelled by law to make arrangements to recycle it, as Britain’s increasingly full landfill sites reach crisis point.

  • Progressive Waste Solutions opens Canada’s largest natural gas facility

    Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. officially opened its renewable natural gas facility, the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America.

  • New Petcore Europe president

    Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the PET value chain in Europe, elected a new president – Mark Kenrick from Lotte Chemical UK Ltd.

  • Lindner sets up U.S. subsidiary

    Lindner reSource GmbH, a manufacturer of shredding technology for the plastics industry, is now represented in North America by its own subsidiary.

  • No deterrent: Trivial fines for fly tippers criticized

    People prosecuted for fly tipping are getting off with minor fines that don’t act as a deterrent.

  • Weltec builds biogas plants in Greece

    German biogas plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower has built 7 stainless-steel biogas plants with a total capacity of 2.75 MW that Weltec has set up in Greece.

  • Project created for reused EV battery systems

    Satsumasendai City and Sumitomo Corporation have agreed to carry out a joint project on the Koshiki Islands to establish an effective use of reused batteries from electric vehicles (EV) as large scale power storage facilities and to promote renewable energy.

  • EU study shows end-of-waste is a force for good

    The introduction of end-of-waste (EoW) for scrap from iron and steel, aluminum and aluminum alloys has had only positive effects on the market and the environment, according to a major new study from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

  • Major solar park inaugurated in Kingsey Falls, Quebec

    Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Mario Plourde, president and chief executive officer of Cascades, and Mathieu Chagnon, president of Rackam, inaugurated the Alain-Lemaire Solar Park, which will supply energy to Kingsey Falls.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Global industrial waste market to double by 2020

    Regulations that facilitate a shift away from landfill towards more value-adding segments such as recycling are lending momentum to the global industrial waste management services market.

  • New waste-to-energy businesses in Italy created

    Reservoir Capital Corp. has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Saxa Gres S.r.L. to develop recycling, manufacturing, waste-to-energy and renewable energy businesses in Italy.

  • Vecoplan opens tech center in Germany

    Vecoplan celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,000 sq.ft. technology center in Bad Marienberg, Germany.

  • Europe recycled over 65 billion bottles

    PET is by far the most recycled plastic material recycled in Europe, with the equivalent of around 65 billion bottles recycled in 2013.

  • Novelis opens world’s largest aluminum recycling facility

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

  • SwissRTec brings recycling technology to the U.S.

    A new company, swissRTec America, Inc., specializing in recycling technology, has opened its doors in Kensington, New Hampshire.

  • EU States to use TCO Certification when making IT purchases

    Earlier this year the EU Parliament adopted a new public procurement directive. The directive makes it easier for purchasing contracts – including those for information technology (IT) products – to include requirements for social and environmental responsibility from electronics manufacturers. Member countries have until 2016 to implement the new directive.

    The EU Parliament has signaled that social and environmental factors are now a priority in public purchasing. The use of relevant labels and certifications, such as TCO Certified, is encouraged, along with verification of product compliance. Buyers can now more easily take a sustainable, life cycle approach to the purchase of computers, smartphones and other electronics.

    Gabriella Blomgren, marketing director at TCO Development, stated. “[This directive] provides needed support for EU buyers wanting to make sustainable choices, with the help of labels and certifications.”

    Public purchasing in the EU is valued at 2000 billion Euros annually – approximately 20 percent of GDP. With the new directive, the public sector is now poised to make a significant contribution to sustainable development.

    IT products such as notebook computers, tablets and smartphones are linked to several sustainability challenges, including environmental hazards and poor working conditions in electronics manufacturing facilities.

    Blomgren concluded, “It’s important that buyers make their demands known to industry. When brands see there is a demand for sustainably, responsibly designed and made products, change for the better is more likely. TCO Certified offers manufacturers a way of making products that meet these new buyer demands and offers buyers a way of choosing the best products from a lifecycle cost perspective.”

    Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • England set to miss recycling targets due to Government cuts, warns ECO Plastics

    Jonathan Short, the founder of plastics recycling company ECO Plastics, who appeared in front of the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee inquiry, said that Government cuts have led to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to pull back from making urgently needed policy reforms, just at the point when they are needed the most.

  • Director resigns post on Guanwei recycling board

    Guanwei Recycling Corp., a  clean tech manufacturer of recycled low density polyethylene in China, disclosed that Howard S. Barth, CPA CA, has stepped down from the Guanwei board of directors.

    Barth said his departure was for personal reasons.

    Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Mauro Montanaro hired as general manager of APAC

    eRecyclingCorps (eRC) has hired Mauro Montanaro as managing director of APAC (Asia Pacific). Montanaro’s telecommunications experience in the Asia Pacific market will help guide eRC as the company continues to grow its global operations.

    Montanaro began his career at Nokia and rose to vice president of sales, multimedia and customer and market operations for South East Asia Pacific, where he managed a 44 member distributor network and 70,000 retailer points of sales networks across 14 countries. Montanaro  later became chief executive officer and president of Fox Mobile Group. Montanaro  held leadership positions at Microsoft and Newkia prior to joining eRC.

    Montanaro earned his law degree with honors from the Universita’ di Bologna, Italy and completed his MBA at the Helsinki School of Economics & Manchester Business School.

    Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • SunEdison brings solar power to India’s villagers

    SunEdison, Inc., a solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, announced a new project that will install 159 kilowatts (kW) of solar PV micro-grids with battery storage in six remote Indian villages, which will bring electricity to, and thereby improve health and education for, 4,875 off-grid people.

  • Inaccess to monitor Panama’s first utility-scale solar power plant

    Inaccess, a global provider of solar monitoring and control systems, has successfully commissioned its solar power plant optimization solution, insolar, at a 2.4 MW solar power plant in Sarigua, a desert region in Panama’s Herrera province.

  • Novelis completes sale of consumer foil business

    Novelis Inc. has completed the sale of its North American consumer foil products business to Reynolds Consumer Products LLC for $33.75 million. The transaction includes foil manufacturing plants in Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, BC, in addition to sales offices and distribution facilities in other locations.

    Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Hendrickson acquires segments of Frauenthal

    Hendrickson has acquired the leaf spring and stabilizer segments from the Austrian Frauenthal Group along with a number of their subsidiaries in Europe.

    “This acquisition of this business will enable us to broaden our footprint in Europe to better support our global spring customer base,” stated Gary Gerstenslager, president and chief executive officer Hendrickson. The transaction will close later this year.

    Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • TransForce acquires Veolia Solid Waste Canada

    TransForce Inc. disclosed that Matrec, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransForce, has acquired the majority of assets of Veolia E.S. Matières Résiduelles Inc. operating under the name of Veolia Solid Waste Canada.

    In the last 12 months, Veolia Solid Waste Canada generated annual revenues of more than $30.0 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of more than $5.0 million. The purchase price of $25.0 million, excluding estimated working capital of $5.0 million, represents an Enterprise Value to trailing 12-month EBITDA multiple of less than 5.5 times.

    Veolia Solid Waste Canada has been operating in the Quebec City, Montreal and the Beauce regions for more than 40 years. It offers collection, transportation, disposal and recycling of trash and industrial waste to municipalities, as well as to commercial and industrial customers.

    Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Automotive production sets record, surpasses 1 billion mark

    Global production of automobiles keeps rising to new heights. London-based IHS Automotive puts light vehicle production in 2013 at 84.7 million, up from 81.5 million in 2012.

  • Steel imports increase 7 percent in May

    Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 4,016,000 net tons (NT) of steel in May, including 2,925,000 NT of finished steel (up 7.4 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively, vs. April final data).

  • Industrial Emissions Directive forces European glass factories to invest in modernizations

    By 2020, around 14 billion EUR will be invested in European glass factories.

  • Enerkem launches new facility

    Enerkem officially inaugurated its first full scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

  • OBC becomes exclusive U.S. distributor for Iris Mec

    Italian-based global automotive recycling equipment manufacturer, Iris Mec, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with OBC Baling. OBC will manage the sales and servicing of Iris Mec products throughout the U.S.

    As a provider of balers, shears and other scrap metal recycling equipment, OBC is well-positioned to leverage their existing relationships and brand strength to help introduce the Iris Mec products, and the cost-effective benefits they provide. Mike McChrystal, president and owner of OBC, stated, “The Iris Mec line expands our product breadth into a new horizontal that complements many of our other offerings. With the dynamic status of auto recycling regulations, processors need to be more careful with how they deal with vehicles at the end of their life span, and we believe Iris Mec has the best solution to help recyclers with the deconstruction effort.”

    Iris Mec builds a range of products that assist recyclers with the removal of hazardous materials from retired automobiles including fluid drainage systems, airbag deactivators, containment tanks, and gasoline extractors.

    Published in the June 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Moley Magnetics enters partnership with Minelli

    Moley Magnetics, Inc. has entered a strategic private label partnership with Minelli s.r.l. of Italy.

    In this partnership, Minelli S.r.l. will produce private label grapples for Moley Magnetics that will apply to the scrap, environmental, recycling, demolition, railroad and other industries.

    The private label partnership represents an opportunity for incremental volume to better leverage the manufacturing operations and to drive additional operational efficiencies for both companies.

    Published in the May 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Paladin expands to serve Brazilian market

    Paladin Attachments expands its worldwide presence with the opening of its first manufacturing facility located outside the United States. The new 60,000 sq.ft. facility in Guaranésia-MG, Brazil will create approximately 100 new jobs and serve both the Brazilian and broader South American attachment markets.

    Initially the facility will produce heavy-duty buckets for mainline hydraulic construction equipment including wheel loaders, excavators, skid-steer loaders and backhoe loaders. Further expansion into the production of a more complete range of light and heavy attachments is planned throughout 2014. The facility serves as a cornerstone of Paladin’s strategic objective to become the largest independent manufacturer of attachments in Brazil.

    As the largest and most populated country in South America, Brazil has the world’s sixth largest economy and is home to more than 200 million people with annual growth expected over the next five years. Construction is a major focus of the growth in Brazil as it hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. By 2016, the Brazilian construction market is projected to grow to $215 billion annually.

    Paladin attachments will be sold throughout Brazil via a network consisting of dealers and OEMs.

    Published in the May 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Sunvault Energy acquires half interest in CleanGen Power

    Sunvault Energy, Inc. has acquired, through a share purchase agreement, 50 percent of CleanGen Inc.

  • Vortex names exclusive agent in Africa

    Vortex has appointed Capack Pty. Ltd. as the company’s exclusive representative in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius and Seychelles. Capack offers specialized solutions for handling difficult dry bulk solids materials in the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, mineral, and mining industries.

    Capack also represents some of the world’s top bulk handling equipment solutions, including BFM Fittings, Solimar, Matcon and Stiftex.

    Published in the April 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Crushmaster to expand into North America

    Crushmaster Ltd., a manufacturer of size reduction and processing equipment for the waste to energy and biomass industries, disclosed that it will expand its operation into North America.

    Crushmaster is in the process of opening a facility near Chicago, Illinois which will stock machines and aftermarket parts in addition to a material testing center. The facility will be staffed with personnel knowledgeable in the waste to energy industry.

    Published in the April 2014 Edition of American Recycler News