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Acquisitions, Mergers & Partnerships

  • Nucor to acquire cold finish facilities

    Nucor Corporation has agreed to acquire St. Louis Cold Drawn, Inc., a manufacturer of cold drawn rounds, hexagons, squares, and special sections that mainly serve the U.S. and Mexican automotive and industrial markets.

  • Lakeshore acquires Area Restroom Solutions

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), an independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, has acquired Area Restroom Solutions (ARS), a leading Chicago area portable restroom rental company. The acquisition boosts LRS’ temporary services line of business by 20 percent, offering customers immediate access to portable restroom services used most frequently at construction sites, park districts and outdoor events.

    LRS first entered the portable restroom market with the January 2017 acquisition of West Chicago based K. Hoving Companies. As a result of the ARS acquisition, LRS has grown its inventory of portable restrooms by 20 percent to over 5,000 units, and is now the second largest portable restroom provider in Illinois.

    Family owned and operated since its inception, Aurora based Area Restroom Solutions has created a strong reputation for maintaining high standards of reliability and cleanliness across its fleet of portable toilets and restrooms throughout the Chicagoland area.

    Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Republic Services acquires ReCommunity Holdings

    Republic Services, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ReCommunity Holdings II, Inc., the largest independent recycling/processing company in the U.S. ReCommunity’s assets and expertise will complement Republic’s existing recycling collection and processing operations.

    The acquisition involves 26 recycling centers in 14 states, primarily in locations where Republic maintains a leading market presence. Combined, these facilities recover approximately 1.6 million tons of recycled commodities annually. The transaction also includes the assumption of multiple long-term municipal agreements with processing fee-based structures, which aligns with Republic’s innovative recycling pricing model.

    “We believe this transaction will enable us to meet growing customer demand for recycling services, while achieving one of our key sustainability goals,” said Don Slager, president and chief executive officer of Republic Services. “Recycling continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of the waste stream, and our focus remains on investing in traditional recycling in select and prioritized markets where customers have demonstrated both a demand and a willingness to pay for recycling.”

    As part of its Blue Planet™ sustainability platform, Republic has a goal of adding an additional 150,000 tons or more per year of recycling capacity by 2018.

    Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Industrial Magnetics acquires Javelin Mfg.

    Industrial Magnetics, Inc.(IMI) has acquired Javelin Manufacturing of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

    Javelin Manufacturing specializes in eddy current separators and engineered systems found in the scrap, recycling, waste, mining and related industries.

    Javelin’s experienced and dedicated staff will remain intact to serve and support the company’s rapid growth, and the Fort Wayne location will continue to operate as the primary engineering and design center for the brand. Capital investments to bolster the current testing platform, modernize assembly capabilities and create a toll processing cell are all slated for later this year.

    Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • GPB Capital acquires two waste companies

    GPB Capital, a private equity firm, has acquired stakes in Joe Morea & Sons Private Sanitation, Inc. and Staten Island Carting, Inc., two waste management companies serving New York City communities. The firms will be merged into Five Star Carting, Inc., a GPB Capital portfolio company, a move which is likely to facilitate significant synergies for GPB Capital’s waste management portfolio.

  • PepsiCo joins The Recycling Partnership

    National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership announced its newest funding partner, the global food and beverage leader, PepsiCo. The organizations have agreed to collaborate on an ambitious cross-sector approach to increasing recycling rates across America.

  • Collaboration delivers funds for education

    Recycling professionals from across the U.S. gathered in Minneapolis for the 2017 Resource Recycling Conference to further their recycling education. The Recycling Partnership disclosed the recipients of its Steve Thompson Memorial Education Grants.

  • Eagle Creek Renewable Energy acquires Hydro facilities in Maine

    Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has completed the acquisition of approximately 30 MW of hydroelectric facilities from Madison Paper Industries, a partnership of UPM and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of The New York Times Company. The closing of the transaction took place on July 31, 2017.

  • Nucor to acquire cold finish facilities

    Nucor Corporation has agreed to acquire St. Louis Cold Drawn, Inc., a manufacturer of cold drawn rounds, hexagons, squares, and special sections that mainly serve the U.S. and Mexican automotive and industrial markets.

  • Tervita acquires Columbia Recycle (2008) Ltd

    Tervita Corporation, an environmental solutions provider, has acquired Columbia Recycle (2008) Ltd., a full service scrap yard located in Kimberley, British Columbia. Columbia Recycle has been in business in the area since 1975.

    Published in the September 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Partnership formed over biogas enzymes

    DuPont Industrial Biosciences and silage storage specialists Bock UK Ltd announced a strategic partnership where Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the U.K. market.

  • Associations partner to address solid waste challenges in the industry

    The Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA) and The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) have agreed to partner to help advance sustainable materials management in the Northeast over the next five years.

  • Kripke acquires Mid South Alumunium

    Kripke Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) a nonferrous scrap metal brokerage headquartered in Toledo, Ohio has acquired aluminum coil distributor Mid South Aluminum, Inc. based in Jackson, Tennessee.

  • Bunting Magnetics acquires Global Magnetics

    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

  • Creative Waste Solutions merges three companies

    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

  • WCA Waste acquires three solid waste companies

    WCA Waste Corporation (WCA) has acquired three solid waste collection companies in the first five months of 2017.

    In February, WCA acquired the assets of Midwest Companies, Inc., an MSW transfer station and collection operation located in Marshall, Missouri. In March, WCA acquired EnviroStar Waste Service, Inc., a residential, commercial, and roll-off collection company located in the suburbs of eastern Kansas City, Missouri. In May, WCA acquired the commercial collection accounts of Community Waste Services in Gainesville, Florida.

    Acquisitions have been and will continue to be an integral part of the growth strategy of WCA.

    Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • 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

  • Graham Waste acquires Thompson Waste Removal

    Graham Waste Services, a family owned and operated trash and recycling services provider, located in Brockton, Massachusetts, has acquired Thomspon Waste Removal, a residential trash and recycling business, located in Hanson, Massachusetts.

    The acquisition includes Thompson Waste Removal’s residential and commercial pickup customers as well as equipment.

    Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Covanta extends partnership for waste disposal

    Covanta announced a new agreement with the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority (DCSWA) for sustainable waste disposal at the Covanta Delaware Valley Energy-from-Waste facility located in Chester, Pennsylvania.

  • EAWC revises agreement

    EAWC Technologies, (also known as Eurosport Active World Corp.), has signed a revised agreement with Mexican Company, Tecnologias Verdes SA de CV, to build waste to energy (WtE) plants in Mexico.

  • Speedemissions purchases assets of Alabama firm

    Speedemissions, Inc., a vehicle emissions testing and safety inspections company operating 22 stores in the Atlanta and St. Louis markets, has closed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Auto Recycling of Montgomery (ARM), an Alabama corporation, pursuant to which the company agreed to purchase certain assets of ARM, including land, buildings, equipment and inventory previously used by ARM in an auto recycling operation which ceased operations in June of 2014.

    With the Asset Purchase Agreement, Speedemissions intends to create an auto salvage business operation at the existing location in Montgomery, Alabama but expects it will take approximately 60 days to hire employees and put the necessary business systems in place before sales operations can commence.

    As part of an overall strategic initiative, Speedemissions has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary for the purpose of seeking future acquisitions within the auto recycling industry, subject to capital availability, in addition to its existing vehicle emission testing business operations.

    Published in the June 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Federal Signal agrees to acquisition of TBEI

    Federal Signal Corporation, a leader in environmental and safety solutions, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International (TBEI), a U.S. manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers, for $270 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.

    This represents a multiple of 7.2x TBEI’s EBITDA for the 12 month period ending March 31, 2017, before accounting for synergies.

    The acquisition will enable the company to strengthen its market position as a specialty vehicle manufacturer in maintenance and infrastructure markets.

    This transaction will also allow the company to leverage its expertise in building chassis-based vehicles, significantly expand its exposure to higher growth industrial end-markets and balance the mix of revenues it generates from municipal and industrial markets. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to the company’s margins and earnings per share, excluding transaction costs and before giving effect to anticipated synergies.

    Published in the June 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Jason Rebucci named president of PT Tech

    The Timken Company has named Jason K. Rebucci president of PT Tech, LLC. Timken recently acquired the assets of PT Tech, Inc., adding engineered clutches, brakes, power take-off units and other torque management devices to Timken’s growing portfolio of mechanical power transmission products. Rebucci reports to Hans Landin, vice president – mechanical power transmission.

    Based in Sharon Center, Ohio, PT Tech has served an established original equipment customer base primarily in North American mining, aggregate, metals manufacturing, road-working, and wood recycling industries since 1978.

    Rebucci joined Timken in 2003 as a co-op engineer before being hired full time as a product engineer. He served in subsequent roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, engineering and sales prior to his most recent assignment as global purchasing manager for bearing elements.

    Rebucci will be working at the PT Tech facility located in Sharon Center, Ohio.

    Published in the June 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • RiverRoad Waste creates management buyout

    RiverRoad Waste Solutions Inc., a specialist in waste and recycling solutions, has undergone a successful management buyout from owner CharterHouse Equity Partners. The acquisition has been led by RiverRoad’s chief executive officer Kris Bunnell and chief operating officer Dan McGowan.

    The transaction will enable RiverRoad to enhance its position as a market leader, building on the strong client base it has nurtured since 2004, while providing a robust platform for growth as a provider of digital solutions for efficient waste diversion and recycling.

    Strategic imperatives for RiverRoad following the transaction include leveraging the company’s strong market positioning, reputation and track record working with leading brands nationwide. The company also will look to increase adoption of its market leading digital platform for waste management and recycling, building on the myRoad 3.0 release in 2016.

    Published in the June 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Meridian Waste acquires Mobile Science Technologies

    Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a non-hazardous solid waste services company, acquired Mobile Science Technologies, Inc., a technology service provider and builder of innovative apps. Mobile Science Technologies, Inc. will operate as wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Waste.

    Mobile Science Technologies, Inc. develops and operates technology, websites, hosting and security. The tech firm has been developing web-based software and mobile applications for the last six years.

    Published in the June 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Webinar provided to increase glass recycling via partnerships

    Public-private partnerships are becoming an effective solution to resolve infrastructure funding issues for recycling. A recent webinar attracting 214 attendees, co-hosted by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) and Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), offered a deeper understanding of successful public-private partnerships that have strengthened local glass recycling markets.

  • Re-Gen Waste executes long term agreement with High 5 Recycling Group

    Re-Gen Waste Ltd., a recycling and waste management company based in Northern Ireland, has signed a $12.5 million contract that will see the Northern Ireland based waste management solutions company provide all of its collected glass to the Belgian glass recycling specialists High 5 Recycling Group.

  • Clean Earth acquires AERC Recycling Solutions

    Compass Diversified Holdings, an owner of middle market businesses, announced that its subsidiary, Clean Earth, Inc., has acquired AERC Recycling Solutions.

  • Covanta extends partnership

    Covanta disclosed a new agreement with the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) for sustainable waste disposal at the Southeastern Connecticut Resource Recovery Facility (SECONN) located in Preston, Connecticut.

  • Navistar and Volkswagen Truck close strategic alliance

    Navistar International Corporation has Closed its wide-ranging strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which includes an equity investment in Navistar by Volkswagen Truck & Bus and framework agreements for a procurement joint venture and strategic technology and supply collaboration.

  • National Waste acquires Burts Refuse operation

    National Waste Management Holdings, Inc., a growing and emerging vertically integrated solid waste management company, has acquired Burts Refuse LLC, continuing its commitment to completing one acquisition per quarter.

    Burts Refuse is a waste disposal and recycling business located in West Davenport, New York. The acquisition of the company, which closed February 28, 2016, increases National Waste’s territory for commercial and residential garbage collection in Upstate New York, as well as expands its roll-off customer base and business relationships. Additionally, the acquired trucks, equipment and containers fortify National Waste’s existing line of equipment.

    The transaction is a direct tuck-in of operations in which National Waste will not absorb the overhead of Burts Refuse, allowing for expected EBITDA numbers in the 45 percent range of carved-out operations.

    Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Santek acquires Picklesimer Garbage Service

    Officials with Santek Waste Services, LLC. disclosed its acquisition of Picklesimer Garbage Service in Jasper, Georgia.

    Santek began servicing all of Picklesimer’s residential waste customers in Cherokee and Pickens counties, Georgia. This acquisition will complement Santek’s growing waste collection presence in the North Atlanta market.

    Santek chief business development officer Edward Caylor said the Picklesimer acquisition is the first of more business opportunities currently being considered by the company in the new year.

    Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Timken acquires Torsion Control Products

    The Timken Company, a global leader in bearings and mechanical power transmission products, has acquired Torsion Control Products, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered torsional couplings used in the construction, agriculture and mining industries.

    Based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Torsion Control Products serves an established original equipment customer base primarily in North America. In 2016, sales were approximately $20 million.  

    This acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to grow its portfolio of bearings and mechanical power transmission products. In recent years, acquired mechanical offerings have included gears and gear drives, chain, belts, couplings and lubrication delivery systems, as well as a variety of related services.

    Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • New partners for Vermont’s Green Business Program

    The Vermont Green Business Program (VT GBP) is an environmental assistance and recognition program for businesses in the Green Mountain State that support sustainable business practices.

    It is administered by the Vermont Environmental Assistance Office (EAO) of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). VT GBP is a no-cost, voluntary program that promotes improved environmental and economic performance and enhances public recognition for environmental excellence of Vermont businesses.

    From the Program’s inception EAO partnered with the VT Small Business Development Center. Now in the Program’s 17th year, the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) has been selected to help coordinate the Vermont Green Business Program in partnership with EAO.

    In addition, NERC is working with the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund to further support the VT GBP.

    NERC is a non-profit organization that conducts research, projects, training, and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and environmentally preferable purchasing.

    Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Meridian Waste Solutions acquires The CFS Group

    Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, has completed the acquisition of The CFS Group, LLC, The CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services, LLC and RWG5, LLC (collectively, The CFS Group).

    The CFS Group services 30,000+ commercial, industrial and residential customers in the Richmond, Virginia market area utilizing frontload, roll off and automated side load vehicles, containers and other related equipment, two MSW landfills, one transfer station and one recycling facility all located within central Virginia.

    Following the transaction, under Meridian Waste’s ownership, The CFS Group companies will continue to own and operate all of their existing waste collection and disposal assets with greater access to capital for growth and acquisitions. The transaction marks Meridian Waste’s first solid waste acquisition outside the state of Missouri and creates a vertically integrated market for the Company within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    In 2016, The CFS Group generated $25 million in revenues. Rob Guidry, a 27 year veteran of the solid waste industry, and all 109 CFS employees join the Meridian Waste family in this transaction and will continue operations in their respective locations.

    Guidry will continue in his role as the president of The CFS Group, responsible for managing the business and operations of the companies.

    Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • CMC subsidiary acquires seven recycling facilities from OmniSource

    Commercial Metals Company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Owen Steel Company of South Carolina, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets from OmniSource Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics, Inc., consisting of seven recycling facilities located in the southeast U.S. which are in close proximity to CMC’s minimill in Cayce, South Carolina.

  • C&C acquires Al-Jon’s scrap products division

    C&C Manufacturing LLC of Centerville, Iowa disclosed its acquisition of Al-Jon Manufacturing LLC’s Scrap Products Division located in Ottumwa, Iowa. The assets were purchased out of forclosure.

  • Shred King and Solect Energy partner to install rooftop solar array

    Shred King, a shredding company located in Boston, has partnered with Solect Energy, based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to install a 212 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system. The installation will allow the company to reach its goal of reducing its carbon footprint.

  • Johnson Controls and Aqua Metals sign battery recycling technology partnership

    Johnson Controls, finalized an agreement covering North America, China and Europe for a cutting edge electrochemical battery recycling technology. Under terms of a multi-faceted deal, the company is investing in Aqua Metals.

  • Partnership acquires Walker Industrial Services

    ACV Enviro, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, has acquired Walker Industrial Services, Inc. a 26 year old industrial services provider in the Northeast. Walker’s Skowhegan location will operate as an ACV Enviro Service Center, allowing ACV Enviro to expand its operations and broaden its current Maine market share. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    ACV Enviro intends to integrate the operations of Walker into its Northeast Region which includes existing operations in Massachusetts and Maine. ACV Enviro’s Northeast Region is managed by Steve Ganley, regional general manager and Dean Crosby, general manager- Maine operations.

    Walker’s daily operations and project management will remain unchanged. Jeff Chase, operations manager for Walker, will continue to play an instrumental role in managing customer relationships.

    Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Lakeshore acquires K. Hoving Companies

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), an independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, has acquired K. Hoving Companies, a full service waste management, recycling and dumpster rental company based in West Chicago, Illinois. As a result of the acquisition, LRS is now Illinois’ largest private waste company and expands its system-wide services to include street sweeping and portable restrooms as part of a new Temporary Services Division. Financial terms were not disclosed and the acquisition is effective immediately.

    K. Hoving Companies has built a strong reputation as a full service waste and recycling company offering services in dumpster rental, roll-off, commercial, construction recycling, portable restrooms and street sweeping in DuPage County and throughout greater Chicagoland. Moreover, K. Hoving Companies operates the only recycling facility in Chicago that is nationally certified by the Recycling Certification Institute.

    K. Hoving Companies founding executives, Ken Hoving and KJ Loerop will lead the newly-formed LRS Temporary Services Division with Loerop serving as the division’s new vice president. The Temporary Services Division will serve individuals and companies seeking roll-off services, portable toilets, on-site storage and street or job site sweeping.

    With the addition of K. Hoving Companies, LRS now operates seven material recovery facilities throughout the Midwest, increasing annual revenues to nearly $170 million and its workforce to over 720 full time employees. The combined companies will now control nearly 20 percent of Chicagoland roll-off market and will be the second largest portable toilet business in Illinois. Further, the acquisition increases the amount of inbound waste under its control to nearly 2.2 million tons per year.

    Published in the February 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Bunting Magnetics acquires Master Magnets

    Bunting Magnetics Co., a leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, has signed an agreement to acquire Master Magnets Ltd, a UK-based manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment.

    Based in Redditch, United Kingdom, Master Magnets Ltd provides a complete line of magnetic separation, recycling and metal detection equipment to several industries worldwide through a worldwide network of distributors. The acquisition will build on and complement Bunting Magnetics Co.’s global foundation already in place through broadened customer reach, new manufacturing capabilities and the opportunity to sell into new markets.

    Simon Ayling, managing director of Bunting Magnetics Europe, will assume operations management responsibility of this new division.

    Master Magnets Ltd was founded in 1978 and currently has 26 employees. The company designs, manufacturers and services a complete line of industrial magnetic separation equipment including eddy current separators, permanent and electro magnets, including overband magnets, drum magnets and suspension magnets. The company also supplies a full range of mineral separation equipment for customers all around the world. The company will continue to operate out of its Redditch, UK headquarters.

    Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Published in the February 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Veolia completes acquisition

    Veolia Energy North America Holdings, Inc. has acquired Enovity, a San Francisco-based energy services firm. Enovity is a strategic acquisition that complements Veolia’s existing SourceOne energy services business, providing a platform for expanding the company’s geographic footprint.

  • Denver-area companies team up for glass recycling

    A successful $150,000 retrofit at the Alpine Waste & Recycling plant has advanced efforts to recycle glass in the Denver, Colorado area, saving thousands of cubic feet of landfill space.

  • Nucor agrees to acquisition

    Nucor Corporation has agreed to acquire Republic Conduit, a manufacturer of steel electrical conduit in North America, from Luxembourg-based Tenaris S.A. for $335 million, or approximately six times the average of its 2015 and projected 2016 EBITDA. Republic Conduit’s annual shipment volume over this period averages approximately 146,000 tons.

  • ProMed Waste acquires waste transport company

    ProMed Waste Solutions LLC, a comprehensive medical waste disposal company servicing the entire state of Florida, has acquired American Medical Transporters, Inc.

    The acquisition of the Largo based company marks the third acquisition since September of 2015 for ProMed Waste Solutions, continuing an aggressive strategy to increase service route density by providing more resources within key geographic markets.

    Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    The addition of American Medical Transporters, recognized as the oldest medical transport company licensed in Florida, supports the company’s goal of leading the way in compliance, safety and customer service.

    ProMed Waste Solutions was founded in 2011 with operations in the Orlando area, and steady demand has since expanded their services state-wide. The privately held company is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, with additional operation facilities outside Miami and outside Orlando.

    Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Waste Industries acquires Cardinal Waste Solutions

    Waste Industries has acquired Cardinal Waste Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia, merging the operation into its existing Atlanta assets, operated out of Waste Industries’ Fairburn location. The acquisition closed November 1, 2016, with November operating as a transitional month with a full operational transfer effective December 1.

    Cardinal Waste customers will see no changes at this time to their existing service plans with the acquisition. Waste Industries is absorbing the Cardinal customer service team, phone number, and website to ensure a smooth and effective transfer of operations from Cardinal Waste to Waste Industries.

    Waste Industries is a regional provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. The company currently operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

    Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Sonoco acquires Plastic Packaging Inc.

    Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has acquired Plastic Packaging Inc. (PPI), a privately held Hickory, North Carolina based flexible packaging company.

    Founded in 1957, PPI specializes in short-run, customized flexible packaging for consumer brands.

    PPI expects 2016 sales of approximately $42 million and operates two manufacturing facilities in Hickory, and Forest City, North Carolina with approximately 170 employees.

    Through the acquisition, Sonoco gains additional lamination, wide and narrow web flexographic printing, and pouch and bag forming capabilities that will allow Sonoco to better serve its current customers, while expanding its customer base.

    Published in the December 2016 Edition of American Recycler News


  • Steel industry mergers and acquisitions slows

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    Having fallen from its high point in 2000, mergers and acquisition activity within the steel industry has slowed in both volume and value of transactions.

  • Landmark subsidiary closes $73 million solar land acquisition

    Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP, a publicly traded partnership and controlled subsidiary of Landmark Dividend LLC (Landmark Dividend), has acquired (through a wholly owned subsidiary) approximately 4,000 acres of land in California underneath four utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed by Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies. Total consideration was approximately $73 million.

  • Suez and TerraCycle join forces

    Suez is partnering with TerraCycle and acquiring 30 percent of its activities in Europe to develop collection and recycling programs in Belgium, Finland, France, the Netherlands, the UK and Sweden.

  • Solterra Recycling completes acquisition

    Solterra Recycling Solutions has completed the acquisition of Bridge Disposal, a provider of solid waste collection services. Bridge Disposal, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, services residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Central New Jersey. The acquisition of Bridge Disposal, which closed on June 30, 2016, comes on the heels of the company’s refinancing of its credit facility in April 2016.

    Based in Ewing, New Jersey, Solterra is a leading provider of non-hazardous solid waste, organic waste and recyclables collection and hauling services. The company serves over 30 municipalities, 400,000 residential households and 2,000 commercial customers throughout central and north New Jersey and in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

    Solterra was formed to serve as a growth platform with the goal of building a scalable and integrated solid waste focused environmental services operation. Solterra is led by Ed Apuzzi, chief executive officer and Joe LoVerde, chief operating officer, who previously ran Progressive Waste’s operations in the northeastern U.S.

    Published in the November 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • ATR acquires ERS in Salt Lake City

    Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) has acquired Electronic Recycling Solutions (ERS), based in Tooele, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.

  • City of Montgomery acquires recycling facility

    The City of Montgomery and the Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Montgomery, a coalition created by the city to operate the materials recycling facility (MRF), signed an agreement to acquire the MRF and adjacent lot from current owner and former operator, IREP, for $625,000 and other consideration.

  • Partnership enables Composite Recycling Technology Center

    Senator Cantwell led the ceremonial announcement of historic agreements between a Tennessee based national composites manufacturing institute, the world’s first facility for product development from recycled carbon, and a Washington based college.

  • 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.

  • Nucor Corporation to acquire Texas plate mill

    Nucor Corporation has agreed to acquire Joy Global’s steel plate mill in Longview, Texas, for approximately $29 million. The mill produces carbon and alloy plate products with heat-treating capabilities and has an annual capacity of 180,000 tons.

  • Joint venture formed to supply automotive market in Mexico

    Nucor Corporation announced is forming a 50/50 joint venture with JFE Steel Corporation of Japan to build and operate a plant in central Mexico to supply that country’s automotive market. The plant is expected to have a cost of $270 million and a capacity of 400,000 tons per year of galvanized sheet steel.

  • Connecticut joins effort to boost plastic film recycling

    Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG) disclosed a public-private partnership that will increase opportunities for residents and businesses to recycle flexible film packaging.

  • Waste company mergers and acquisitions continue to thrive

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    Merger and acquisitions (M&A) professionals have enjoyed tremendous success these days within the waste industry.

  • Nespresso expands UPS recycling partnership

    Nespresso has expanded its partnership with UPS from 20 to 48 states to significantly extend the reach of its U.S. recycling program.

  • 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

  • Waste Connections and Progressive Waste Solutions complete merger

    Waste Connections, Inc. has completed the merger transaction involving New Waste Connections (formerly Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.) and Waste Connections US, Inc.

  • BekaWorld purchases assets of Beka-Max

    Beka-Max of America Inc., the authorized sales and service provider for Beka-branded central lubrication systems, is now part of the international BekaWorld corporate group, the label of company Baier + Köppel in Germany.

    The former managing director of Beka-Max of America Inc., Jacquie Mc Dougall, will become chief operating officer of the new organization – effective immediately. Sven Pitman will be appointed as president, supervised by the new board.

    Sven Pitman and Jacquie McDougall are looking forward to expanding on the success achieved by Beka-Max of America, Inc.

    The assembly and distribution centers in Mississauga, Ontario, Buffalo, New York and Atlanta, Georgia, will be expanded in order to support sales and marketing throughout Canada and the United States. Creating independent value for North America is planned as well.

    Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Advanced Disposal buys Pete’s Economy Hauling

    Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of assets of Pete’s Economy Hauling, based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

    The acquisition includes commercial and industrial customers in Sheboygan County and will be operated out of their existing Sheboygan facility.

    Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Novolex acquires Heritage Bag Company

    Novolex has acquired Heritage Bag Company (HBC). HBC is a manufacturer of plastic can liners and other packaging products based in Roanoke, Texas.

    HBC is Novolex’s fifth acquisition since Wind Point acquired Novolex (formerly Hilex Poly) in 2012 in partnership with chairman and chief executive officer Stan Bikulege. With the addition of HBC, Novolex is now a $2.3 billion revenue company with 43 manufacturing locations in North America.

    Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Waste Connections buys Red River Waste’s assets

    Waste Connections Inc. has purchased select non-core hauling assets of Red River Waste Solutions, based in Dripping Springs, Texas. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Waste Connections purchased Red River’s hauling operation in Rapid City, South Dakota, which provides solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services. The transaction combines the two largest waste management participants in the South Dakota market.

    Founded in 1988, Red River is a solid waste management and recycling company specializing in residential and commercial solid waste collection, hauling and landfill management. The company provides services to residential and commercial customers, primarily in the southern U.S., including Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana, as well as Iowa and Texas.

    Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Advanced Disposal acquires Arwood accounts

    Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of certain accounts of Arwood Waste, Inc., based in Florida, which serves the five county area in addition to Glynn and Camden counties in Georgia.

    The acquisition includes roll-off collection accounts and will be operated out of the Jacksonville commercial facility. Arwood Waste will continue to operate their temporary roll-off, demolition and nationwide waste brokering businesses under their existing brand name.

    Published in the June 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Clean Earth acquires Phoenix Soil in Connecticut

    Clean Earth, Inc. has acquired privately owned Phoenix Soil, LLC located in Plainville, Connecticut.

  • 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.

  • Lakeshore Recycling acquires C&D Recycling

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), Chicagoland’s leading independent recycling and waste diversion provider, has acquired Northbrook, Illinois-based C&D Recycling. With the acquisition, LRS will control and process over 2 million tons of waste material annually, more than any other privately held company in Illinois. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Founded in 2007, C&D Recycling is an integrated recycling facility. With the addition of C&D Recycling, LRS now operates six material recovery facilities throughout the Chicago area and Illinois with annual revenues in excess of $130 million and over 540 full-time employees.

    Published in the May 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • 3TEK Global formed by recycling three scrap recycling equipment suppliers

    Three suppliers of scrap recycling equipment have formed a joint venture and launched a new company to serve the recycling industry. The new company, 3TEK Global, incorporates product engineering, manufacturing and product support from Granutech-Saturn Systems, Peninsula Equipment and Riverside Engineering. Headquarters are located in Grand Prairie, Texas.

    3TEK Global was created to bring the next line of hammermill shredders and related downstream separation equipment to the small and medium sized yards processing less than 50 tons per hour.

  • Yard Works acquires Waltrip Recycling

    Yard Works has completed the acquisition of Waltrip Recycling, Inc.’s assets.

    This marks the Richmond-based landscape product company’s expansion into the Greater Williamsburg area, with its sixth retail location. Yard Works will begin servicing former Waltrip residential and commercial clients immediately, by bringing its brands of mulch and other land improvement products and services to the market. Yard Works is Central Virginia’s leading manufacturer of landscape products, providing recycling and land clearing services.

    “Yard Works is very excited about expanding our operations into Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown,” said Yard Works chief operating officer Robbie Urbine.

    To bolster operations at the Williamsburg retail location, Yard Works will be adding new staff, services and products.

    Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Advanced Disposal acquires Tatum Sanitation

    Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of assets of Tatum Sanitation, based in Canton, Georgia.

    The acquisition included vehicles and residential customers in Cherokee County, Georgia and will be operated out of their existing Atlanta North facility.

    Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Dynamic Recycling acquires assets of Minnesota Computers Corp.

    Dynamic Recycling, headquartered in Wisconsin, has acquired the assets of Minnesota Computers Corp.

  • American Textile Recycling acquires collection facility

    Clothing recycler American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) has acquired a clothing collection facility in Indianapolis.

    ATRS, based in Houston, Texas, purchased the clothing and shoe collection facility formerly owned by Retail Management Specialists of Eastern Missouri LLC, which operates Red Racks and Team Thrift stores.

    Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Covanta acquires Chief Industrial Services

    Covanta Environmental Solutions, has acquired Chief Industrial Services, a privately-held environmental services company located in Wisconsin. The acquisition will expand and complement Covanta’s existing capabilities in the Midwest, following the 2015 acquisition of Milwaukee-based Advanced Waste Services.

    This most recent acquisition adds two locations to Covanta Environmental Solutions’ current asset base and increases a portfolio of services and customized solutions to current and future customers. Chief specializes in tailored non-hazardous waste management and industrial cleaning services for industrial and commercial customers in the Midwest.

    Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • WestRock to acquire Cenveo

    WestRock Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cenveo Packaging, a provider of value-add folded carton and litho-laminated display packaging solutions with six facilities located in North America.

  • Waste Connections to acquire Progressive Waste

    Waste Connections, Inc. and Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction.

  • Area Disposal acquires Casali & Sons Disposal

    Area Disposal Service, Inc., based in Peoria, Illinois, has acquired Casali and Sons Disposal, a commercial and residential waste hauler serving the Bloomington, Illinois area. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Area Disposal will manage the Casali routes from its operation in Clinton, Illinois.

    Published in the February 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Midland Davis recycling facility purchased

    Peoria, Illinois based Peoria Disposal Company’s affiliate Area Recycling Inc. has acquired Midland Davis Corp.’s Pekin recycling division and facility. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Area Recycling is retaining the Midland Davis staff currently operating the facility.

    Published in the February 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • American Vanadium to acquire Gildemeister

    American Vanadium Corp. has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DMG MORI to acquire DMG MORI’s wholly owned subsidiary, Gildemeister energy storage GmbH (GES), manufacturer of the CellCube vanadium flow energy storage system. The LOI provides American Vanadium with the exclusive right to enter into a share purchase agreement (SPA) on or before February 29, 2016.

    With numerous international, successfully realized and independent reference projects, GES is a leading supplier of proven and commercially available vanadium flow battery systems. Thus far, GES’s installed base of CellCube energy storage systems have accumulated almost two million hours of continuous operation.

    CellCube’s patented flow battery technology delivers major benefits to the modern energy market place resulting from a lifetime of 20+ years and unlimited cycles, achieving a low levelized cost of electricity and total cost of ownership compared to other storage technologies.

    American Vanadium is working with its advisors to develop a financing plan for the acquisition of GES. Various alternative structures are being evaluated, including the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary (Newco) for the acquisition and a subsequent financing of Newco. American Vanadium will release further details once plans are finalized.

    It is expected that the shares of American Vanadium will remain halted until the SPA is executed and further details of the transaction are finalized.

    Published in the February 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • WM acquires Southern Waste/Sun Recycling

    Waste Management Inc. of Florida has completed its acquisition of certain business assets of Southern Waste Systems (SWS)/Sun Recycling in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties.

    With this transaction, Waste Management Inc. of Florida is acquiring operations and assets at 12 SWS/Sun Recycling facilities located in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. The acquired business assets include residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste collection, processing/recycling and transfer operations, equipment, vehicles, real estate and customer agreements.

    Published in the February 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Duke Energy and Google team up on solar power project

    In one of the largest solar projects undertaken in North Carolina, Google will benefit from Duke Energy Carolinas’ Green Source Rider program – meeting a portion of the power demand from the company’s data center in Lenoir with solar energy.

  • Waste Connections completes acquisition

    Waste Connections, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Rock River Environmental Services, Inc., a provider of solid waste collection, recycling, transfer and disposal services, with total annual revenue of approximately $75 million.

    The acquired operations service 19 counties in central and northern Illinois and include 5 collection operations, 2 landfills, 1 compost facility, 1 transfer station and 1 recycling facility.

    Published in the December 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Novolex acquires Wisconsin Film & Bag

    Novolex, a Wind Point Partners portfolio company, has acquired Wisconsin Film & Bag (WF&B), a manufacturer of custom polyethylene bags and films based in Shawano, Wisconsin. The company operates a converting plant and a plastics recycling plant near Shawano and has approximately 175 employees.

    Wisconsin Film & Bag was founded in 1972 in Oconto, Wisconsin as a manufacturer of can liners. The company expanded and moved to the Shawano site in the early 1980s. It has experienced continuous growth over the last 40 years and invested in state of the art manufacturing systems. The Company has won several awards in recent years for innovation and has unique expertise in the recovery and recycling of postindustrial and postconsumer plastics packaging.

    WF&B is Novolex’s fourth acquisition since Wind Point Partners acquired Novolex (formerly Hilex Poly) in 2012, in partnership with Chairman and chief executive officer Stan Bikulege.

    Published in the December 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • EnergySolutions signs agreement for acquisition

    EnergySolutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Valhi, Inc. and operator of a waste disposal facility located in Andrews County, Texas.

    At closing, EnergySolutions will pay $270 million in cash, $20 million face amount in Series A Preferred Stock and will assume approximately $77 million of WCS debt. Additionally, EnergySolutions will assume all financial assurance obligations related to the WCS business. Completion of the sale is subject to certain customary closing conditions outlined in the transaction agreement.

    EnergySolutions and WCS will continue to operate as independent companies until completion of the sale.

    Published in the December 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Partnership to serve electric cooperatives across four states

    Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., a wholesale power supplier owned by 44 member electric cooperatives and public power districts, and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (DESRI), executed a 25 year contract to supply the utility with renewable energy from the planned Alta Luna Solar Project to be constructed in Luna County in southwest New Mexico.

  • Covanta acquires two Pennsylvania companies

    Covanta Environmental Solutions has acquired Waste Recovery Solutions, Inc. (WRS) and Chesapeake Waste Solutions, two privately held environmental services companies located in Pennsylvania. The acquisitions will expand Covanta’s industrial material management network and capabilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, complementing previous acquisitions of similar businesses in the Midwest and Carolinas. In total, the acquisitions completed to date are expected to contribute approximately $80 million of annual revenue.

    These two acquisitions add four locations to Covanta Environmental Solutions’ current asset base and allow for continued expansion of a comprehensive suite of environmental services offerings. These offerings include treatment, storage, disposal and recycling of industrial waste, secure destruction of consumer products, reverse distribution of highly regulated pharmaceuticals through a Drug Enforcement Agency registered site, and environmental consulting.

    Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Hoover Container Solutions acquires Tech Oil Products

    Hoover Container Solutions, a provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units and related products and services to the energy, petrochemical and related industrial end markets, has acquired Tech Oil Products, Inc.

    Founded in 1980 and headquartered in New Iberia, Louisiana, Tech Oil has become an integral part of the Gulf Coast business community, and a market leader for waste processing and handling equipment to the oil & gas and marine sectors globally. The company designs, manufactures, sells and rents a line of waste compacting, processing and recycling products, as well as offshore cargo equipment. Best known for their ENVIRO-PAK®, SafeSub®­, Windchiller® and TOP Offshore Basket brands; the full product line includes over 60 products known worldwide for their reliable and safe operation.

    The acquisition of Tech-Oil will firmly establish Hoover as a major supplier of waste processing and handling equipment, offshore recycling equipment, chemical, cargo and waste management tanks, baskets, containers and related accessories and services. Together they will continue to provide a diverse product range and robust services to their customers across the region and in the global energy marketplace.

    Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Call2Recycle and Prince Edward Island sign agreement

    Canada’s national consumer battery recycling organization, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. and the province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) are working together to divert even more batteries from landfill.

  • Fenix acquires Ocean County Auto Wreckers

    Fenix Parts, Inc., a recycler and reseller of original equipment manufacturer automotive products, has acquired Ocean County Auto Wreckers, Inc. in Bayville, New Jersey.
    Ocean County is a full service auto recycling facility and represents Fenix Parts’ second location in New Jersey.

    Published in the October 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Timken to acquire Carlstar Belts Business

    The Timken Company has reached an agreement with American Industrial Partners to acquire the Carlstar Belts Business, a North American manufacturer of belts used in industrial, commercial and consumer applications including Carlisle, Ultimax and Panther, among others. The transaction is expected to be accretive over the balance of 2015. For the 12 months ending June 30, 2015, Carlstar Belts sales were approximately $140 million.

    The transaction, expected to close in the third quarter of 2015, is subject to customary government and regulatory approvals and will be funded with a combination of cash and debt.

  • Waste Pro acquires three different haulers

    Waste Pro has acquired Waste Away Services, LLC, a full service hauling company serving approximately 1,850 customers in Elberton, Georgia. The operations will become part of Waste Pro’s existing Athens, Georgia location adding both staff and equipment.

    Waste Away Services is one of three residential and commercial waste service and disposal companies acquired by Waste Pro in the past three months.

    In April, Waste Pro acquired Henson Waste Disposal, adding the service operations into their Asheville, North Carolina division.

    The third acquisition occurred in May, when Waste Pro acquired Liberty Waste Services. Liberty Waste is tucked in with the Waste Pro Charlotte, North Carolina regional operations.

    Published in the September 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • 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.

  • Sunnking Inc. acquires Coast 2 Coast Electronics Recycling

    Brockport, New York based Sunnking Incorporated has recently acquired Coast 2 Coast Electronics Recyclers of Erie Boulevard West in Syracuse, New York. Sunnking has been a leader in the electronics recycling industry since the company’s founding in 2000. R2 and Rios Certified, the EPA Quality Award winning company of 2013 now has a brick and mortar presence in the City of Syracuse to better serve the Central New York market and beyond.

    Coast 2 Coast has served the Syracuse community for many years providing pick up, data destruction and recycling of electronics.

    Sunnking is ready to build on the solid foundation Coast 2 Coast has established in the Syracuse market and beyond.

    Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Verizon partners to recycle

    In 2010, Verizon set a goal to collect 2 million pounds – or 1,000 tons – of electronic waste in communities it serves by the end of 2015.

  • Metalico agrees to sale to Total Merchant Ltd.

    The board of directors of Metalico, Inc., an operator of scrap metal recycling facilities primarily in the eastern Great Lakes corridor, has agreed to sell the company to Total Merchant Limited for total consideration of approximately $105 million.

  • Metallix’s precious metals expands

    Metallix Refining Inc. has acquired a new precious metals recycling facility from Umicore.

  • Recycled playground challenge launched

    TerraCycle is returning its Recycled Playground Challenge – an initiative in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive and ShopRite – to help encourage oral hygiene and sustainability among school children and consumers.

  • Blue Sphere closes on joint venture for biogas generation facility in Rhode Island

    Blue Sphere Corporation has closed on a joint venture with an affiliate of York Capital Management to develop, construct and operate a 3.2 MW biogas generation facility in Johnston, Rhode Island under the management of Entropy Investment Management.

  • Partnership with credit unions set record auto loans

    Enterprise Car Sales is a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a rental car company in North America, and specializes in working with credit unions of all sizes to increase auto loans.

  • Signature Group Holdings closes GRSA acquisition

    Signature Group Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the Global Recycling and Specification Alloys (GRSA) business of Aleris Corporation for $525 million.

  • Alcoa signs agreement to acquire RTI International Metals

    Alcoa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RTI International Metals, Inc., a global supplier of titanium and specialty metal products and services for the commercial aerospace, defense, energy and medical device markets.

  • Metalico acquisition proposed

    Adam Weitsman of Upstate Shredding, LLC, a privately owned scrap metal processor and recycling center, has submitted a written proposal to the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Metalico, Inc. (MEA) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of MEA for $0.78 per share in cash.

  • Novelis and Henkel partner on advanced bonding for high-volume aluminum vehicles

    Novelis and Henkel Adhesive Technologies signed a long-term agreement to collaborate on the development of advanced bonding technologies for the use of aluminum in high-volume vehicles.

  • Partnerships created to benefit electronics recycling

    Michigan based 3S International, an electronics and lamp (light bulb) processor, said that it has formed strategic partnerships with regional and national recycling companies including IMS Electronics, Kuusakoski Recycling and Valley City Electronic Recycling as part of its growth plan.

  • PHG Energy acquires Florida waste-to-energy facility

    PHG Energy of Nashville has acquired multiple intellectual property assets and a municipal gasification plant in the bankruptcy of Florida based MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc.

  • Newalta completes sale of industrial division

    Newalta Corporation has completed the sale of its industrial division to Revolution Acquisition LP, a Birch Hill Equity Partners company, for cash proceeds of $300 million plus the assumption of certain decommissioning liabilities. Proceeds from the sale will immediately be used to pay down Newalta’s debt and to support the 2015 capital program.

    The industrial division became a stand-alone entity, under the new name Terrapure Environmental. The company has 900 employees and includes a head office in Burlington, Ontario, and over 35 locations across Canada. Terrapure will continue to serve customers in various industry sectors from coast to coast. Former Newalta senior vice president Todd Moser will now lead Terrapure as president and chief executive officer.

    Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Kodiak Manufacturing acquired by Paladin

    Paladin Attachments has acquired Kodiak Manufacturing, Inc.

    Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Charleston, Tennessee, Kodiak is a manufacturer of agricultural implements including rotary cutters, soil and gravel movers, tillers and additional tractor implements. The move supports Paladin’s continued product diversification objectives and improves its presence in the agricultural market sector. Similarly, it provides Kodiak with a solid platform for continued growth through increased capacity and market support which enhances the value of the brand to its customer base.

    Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Shanghai Pret Composites acquires Wellman Plastics

    Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd., a Chinese company, is acquiring Wellman Plastics Recycling LLC (WRC) of Johnsonville, South Carolina, in an all cash deal.

  • Veolia and IBM enter partnership to transform management services for cities

    IBM and Veolia have entered into a partnership to provide new solutions that integrate digital technologies into urban services to improve the efficiency of municipal systems around the world – a partnership which opens up new possibilities for smart cities.

  • Timken acquires Revolvo Ltd.

    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

  • Tarkett partners to expand its recycling program

    Tarkett, a flooring and sports surface solutions company, has partnered with E.J. Welch Company, Inc. as their newest consolidator for their ReStart™ Recycling and Reclamation Program. E.J. Welch will serve Illinois, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Eastern Missouri, helping to make it easier for contractors and other members of a design/build team to return installation waste material, ultimately lessening the overall impact on the environment.

    E.J. Welch joins a growing group of North American distributors who have shown their commitment to recycling and reuse by becoming a consolidator and helping to facilitate the ReStart program.

    Tarkett focuses on end of use rather than end of life and aims to transform waste into resources for new products of equal or better quality. The company’s ReStart Recycling and Reclamation Program allows commercial flooring job scrap (rubber, vinyl and linoleum tile and sheet, wall base, floor finishing accessories and tread-cuttings) to be collected and returned to Tarkett to be repurposed or recycled.

    Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • 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.

  • Novolex makes acquisition

    Novolex and Packaging Dynamics Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Novolex will acquire Packaging Dynamics.

  • Timberland and Omni United establish Timberland Tires

    Timberland is collaborating with tire manufacturer and distributor Omni United to create a co-branded line of tires under the Timberland and Radar Tires brands.

  • Advanced Disposal completes acquisition

    Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Weaver’s Sanitation Services, Inc. The acquisition includes residential and commercial customers in Somerset County, Pennsylvania and containers.

    Former customers will be serviced by Advanced Disposal immediately.

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Heritage-Crystal Clean acquires FCC Environmental

    Hazardous waste management and used-oil re-refining company Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., Elgin, Illinois, has acquired FCC Environmental from Spain’s Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A. for $90 million.

    FCC Environmental, a provider of environmental and used-oil collection services, operates 34 facilities in the U.S. and generated sales of approximately $160 million during its 2013 fiscal year.

    Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Tomra Systems acquires Greenbean Recycle Inc.

    Tomra Systems, ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire Greenbean Recycle Inc., a company specializing in technology for RVMs that facilitates rewards and incentives for customers and brings marketing value to retailers. The acquisition is an all-cash transaction and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

    The rewards technology will be integrated into TOMRA’s ReAct technology platform. ReAct is a consumer engagement system designed to enhance the recycling experience, providing rewards and incentives for the consumers using RVMs to recycle their bottles and cans. Launched in Europe earlier this year, ReAct personalizes the process of recycling, and uses social media to highlight and reward top recyclers. Today, millions of consumers already use RVMs in the U.S. and Europe across dozens of retailers to recycle, earn their deposit value and feel good about recycling.

    TOMRA plans to use new and enhanced personalization technology to provide more value to its retail customers, grow organically in non-retail locations and continue to support the currently installed base in public spaces.

    The Greenbean technology facilitates a retailer’s interaction with customers: Based on a consumer’s recycling habits, the retailer can provide the customer with loyalty points or coupons, and ensure the funds will be spent in the store. When recycling through an RVM, customers have the option of adding points to their store loyalty cards or gift cards.

    Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Partnership formed by MRF and compactor company

    Stadler America LLC and Becker Complete Compactor Inc., both South Carolina based companies, formed a partnership to provide improved service in the Southeastern U.S. and beyond.

    Stadler is a manufacturer of material recycling facilities (MRF), designing, manufacturing and installing recycling systems for all kinds of waste, including: single stream, municipal solid waste (MSW), co-mingled, commercial industrial waste (C&I), plastic bottles and lightweight packaging, as well as paper and OCC.

    Columbia-based Becker Complete Compactor sells and services Marathon balers and compactors for the recycling industry. Becker has built strong relationships throughout the waste and recycling industry in South Carolina for over 20 years.

    Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Republic Services acquires Rainbow Disposal Co.

    Republic Services, Inc. disclosed the acquisition of one of Southern California’s largest independent solid waste companies, Rainbow Disposal Co., Inc. The transaction further enhances Republic’s Southern California footprint, and reinforces the company’s growth strategy to expand its operations through targeted, accretive acquisitions.

    Republic has acquired Rainbow’s state-of-the-art business and facilities, which include hauling routes in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Westminster, Orange County, Newport Beach and Irvine as well as a recycling facility, a transfer station, a compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station, and a vehicle fleet,  powered by CNG.

    As part of the transaction, the primary principals at Rainbow, Jerry Moffatt and Jeff Snow, have joined Republic Services and will lead a newly created business unit of the company based at the Huntington Beach campus. Republic’s new business unit will continue to serve residential and commercial customers, providing waste collection, transfer, disposal, diversified material recovery/recycling and organic composting.

    Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Liebherr Construction signs agreement with RECO

    Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. disclosed that RECO Equipment, Inc., headquartered in Belmont, Ohio, acquired Republic Crane LLC with locations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Florence, Kentucky. In agreement with Liebherr, these locations will now operate under the full-line Liebherr contract selling and servicing the earthmoving and material handling product lines.

    RECO is an established Liebherr dealer representing the full product line in multiple locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana since 1994.

    Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Wise Metals sold for $1.4 billion

    Wise Metals, a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry, has been acquired by the Dutch firm Constellium for $1.4 billion.

  • KAR Auction acquires half ownership in TradeRev

    Carmel, Indiana-based KAR Auction Services, Inc., a provider of used vehicle auction services, disclosed that its business unit ADESA has acquired a 50 percent stake in Toronto-based Nth Gen Software Inc. (TradeRev) and its online vehicle remarketing system, TradeRev.

  • Liebherr renews partnership with American State

    The longest standing Liebherr dealer in the U.S., American State Equipment, has renewed its dealer agreement for the full line of Liebherr earthmoving and material handling equipment in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and expanded territory to include the entire state of Illinois for its wholly owned subsidiary Finkbiner Equipment Company.

    American State Equipment is a family owned company operated by the third generation of the Kraut family. Established in Milwaukee in 1957, the dealership has served some of the largest cities in the Midwest for more than 50 years and has grown to be one of the most recognized equipment dealers in the region. American State Equipment operates five branches in the Midwest (Milwaukee, Wausau, Little Chute, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Duluth) and owns Finkbiner Equipment Company, a subsidiary located in Chicago, Illinois.

    Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Atlas Paper Mills acquires Accurate Paper Recycling

    Atlas Paper Mills, LLC, a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, an Austin, Texas based private equity firm, has acquired Accurate Paper Recycling, Inc. a supplier of paper recycling services based in Tampa, Florida.

  • Maine’s two largest utilities to develop transmission projects

    Maine’s two largest utilities have agreed to jointly develop electric transmission projects to enhance the strength and capacity of the state’s bulk power grid and improve access for new generation resources.

  • 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

  • Consolidated Container buys two plastic recycling firms

    Consolidated Container Co. (CCC) has acquired sister companies Envision Plastics Industries LLC and Ecoplast Corp.

  • Recycling program begins

    The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG) is partnering with Dunn County Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Indianhead Enterprises, Inc. and Trex Company, Inc. to help promote a new film recycling initiative of the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP).

  • The Newark Group to be acquired

    Caraustar Industries, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Middle Market, has entered into an agreement to acquire The Newark Group, Inc.

  • ReCommunity acquires JFD

    ReCommunity has acquired the assets of JFD Associates. The addition of JFD’s facility in Farmingdale is ReCommunity’s fifth processing operation in New Jersey. ReCommunity provides service to dozens of haulers and more than 110 communities across the Garden State.

    JFD has operated this facility for more than 10 years.

    Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Wise Recycling merges with Source Recycling

    Wise Metals Group disclosed the merger of Wise Recycling with Source Recycling. The merger will combine Wise’s five yards in Colorado, North Carolina, Florida and Virginia along with Wise’s network of feeder locations in six states with Source Recycling’s three yards in Maryland and North Carolina and one feeder yard in Maryland.

    The new company will be named Wise Recycling and all of the yards will operate under the Wise Recycling name and logo.  Wise will own a majority of the equity in the new company which will consist of a new class of preferred interest and a portion of the common equity.

    Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Casella partners on solar project

    Borrego Solar Systems Inc. has partnered with Soltage Greenwood, a joint venture between Greenwood Energy and Soltage LLC to develop a solar project, launched by Casella Waste Systems on its Coventry, Vermont landfill site.

  • Bluesphere to build new waste-to-energy project

    Bluesphere Corp. (BLSP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a local developer

  • ‘I Want To Be Recycled’ campaign launched

    Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Ad Council revealed that the City of Austin, Texas is the first city to partner in the “I Want To Be Recycled” multimedia public service advertising campaign.

  • US Ecology to acquire The Environmental Quality Co.

    US Ecology, Inc. has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire The Environmental Quality Company (EQ), an environmental services and waste management company based in Wayne, Michigan, with facilities throughout the Eastern U.S. EQ is owned by an affiliate of New York based private equity fund Kinderhook Industries, LLC. The transaction, valued at $465 million, is expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions, and a purchase price adjustment based on working capital. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to adjusted earnings per share for the full year 2014.

    The total purchase price of $465 million will be financed using a combination of cash on hand and committed debt financing, consisting of a new $540 million credit facility made up of approximately $415 million in a 7 year term loan and a $125 million 5 year revolving credit facility.

    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

  • Inashco and Wheelabrator form new joint venture

    Inashco BV and Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. have formed a new North American-based joint venture company dedicated to the recycling of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the waste-to-energy process.

    The 50/50 owned joint venture company Eco Recovery Solutions LLC will use Inashco’s proprietary technology to enhance the recovery of metals at waste-to-energy facilities. Nonferrous metals will include copper, zinc, lead and aluminum as small as .5 mm in size, much smaller than nonferrous materials currently recovered.

    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.

  • Hendrickson Specialty Products forms partnership

    Hendrickson Specialty Products Auxiliary Axle Systems and The Godwin Group have established a new partnership. In an effort to direct focus towards its core competencies, The Godwin Group elected to phase out the Page brand of suspensions. As a result, Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems was selected as the primary lift axle suspension supplier to The Godwin Group.

    Godwin Group is committed to servicing their Page customers with replacement parts and has made investments to ensure this can be done for the next several years.

    Published in the April 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Advanced Disposal completes acquisition

    Advanced Disposal has completed the acquisition of certain assets of M.A.S.S. Services, Inc., doing business as The Dumpster Company.

    The acquisition includes 600 residential customers who will be serviced by Advanced Disposal’s Ball Ground. The waste will be disposed of at Advanced Disposal’s Eagle Point Landfill.

    Published in the March 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Ecoverse acquires interest in Harvest Quest

    Ecoverse Industries, the Avon Ohio parent company of DoppstadtUS, has acquired an interest in Longmont, Colorado based Harvest Quest International.

    Harvest Quest International has been supplying microbial treatments for the efficient management of compost operations for over 15 years.  

    Published in the February 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Avis Industrial acquires Harris Waste Management

    Avis Industrial Corporation has acquired The Harris Waste Management Group, Inc. Harris has been in the recycling industry for over 100 years and manufactures ferrous and nonferrous processing equipment. Manufacturing facilities are located in Baxley and Cordele, Georgia, with additional offices in Texas and the United Kingdom.  

    Published in the February 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Advanced Disposal acquires waste haulers

    Advanced Disposal has completed the acquisition of the assets of DC Disposal, Inc., further expanding the company’s Indiana footprint. The official asset acquisition was December 31, 2013.

    The acquisition includes 900 residential carts, 130 rear load containers and 3 mixed residential and commercial routes that will be serviced by Advanced Disposal’s Evansville, Indiana hauling location. All waste will be delivered to Advanced Disposal’s Evansville Transfer Station and then properly disposed of at the company’s Blackfoot Landfill in Winslow, Indiana. In addition to these assets, four employees will be joining Advanced Disposal, including David Mckeethen, DC Disposal’s owner, as residential/construction sales representative.

    Advanced also completed the acquisition of the assets of Sherman Sanitation, Wisconsin. The acquisition includes six commercial routes. The waste will be disposed at Advanced disposal’s Mallard Ridge Landfill in Delevan, Wisconsin. 

    Published in the February 2014 Edition of American Recycler News