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Acquisitions, Mergers & Partnerships

  • 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.

    Veolia turned to IBM to transform the way they deliver digital services and solutions for urban resources for cities. Veolia will both use the new set of digital services to improve performance with current clients, and also offer new turnkey ready-to-use digital solutions to other cities.

    IBM and Veolia will first deliver new solutions for Smarter Water, incorporating the IBM Intelligent Water software which allows for better utilization of data, and provides a management system for the integration, optimization and analysis of all data related to water management.

    The new solutions for water are currently under development in Lyon, France, and Tidworth, England, where Veolia is providing water and waste water management services to citizens using automated water management technology. By integrating data across municipal water management systems and applying analytics to spot trends, patterns, make predictions and provide a systems-level view of operations, Veolia will contribute to more efficient water management, improved reduction of waste, better cost controls for its clients as well as improved accountability to city leaders.

    Designed to help cities operate more efficiently, provide better service to citizens and ensure effective management of resources, these solutions enable them to address some of their most pressing needs and make cities better places to live for their residents.

    “Cities generate enormous amounts of data that must be constantly managed,” said Antoine Frerot, chairman and chief executive officer of Veolia. “Veolia supplies millions of people with water, energy and waste management services every day. By combining our deep expertise with IBM’s data-driven insight, Veolia is creating a paradigm shift in urban management which in turn will help cities improve efficiency and deliver better services to citizens.”

    Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • 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).