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ADS Waste Holdings, Inc., operating as Advanced Disposal, disclosed that Bill Westrate has been promoted to chief administrative officer. He will direct Advanced Disposal’s administrative functions, including human resources, procurement and information technology.

Westrate has more than 17 years of experience in executive IT leadership. As vice president of information technology at Advanced Disposal and former CIO of Veolia Environmental Services North America, Westrate has worked closely for four years with Burke, who became chief executive officer.

Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Dem-Con Companies has opened a single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Dem-Con, based in Shakopee, worked with San Diego-based CP Group to design and install the 20-tons per hour MRF with the capability to process 275 tons of recyclables per day. The facility covers 60,000 sq.ft. and serves the Twin Cities area and greater Minnesota. It employs more than 50 people.

The facility includes an education room to explain how the facility works and what materials residents can and can’t recycle.

Equipment includes an MSS Aladdin optical sorter to separate plastics; a magnet for metal capture; a baler for multiple materials and one for fiber; and proprietary screen technology.

Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Premier Oil Field Services now operates under a new name, American Metals Recovery & Recycling Inc.

Also as part of the new move, the company will now trade as AMRR. The name change reflects the evolution of the company into the metals recycling industry.

Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Akro-Mils has named Jim Daw plant manager for the company’s Wadsworth, Ohio, facility. Daw will report to Jeff Gervais, vice president and general manager of Akro-Mils and Jamco.

Daw previously was director of operations for Myers Industries’ Lawn & Garden Segment, and he has transferred to the Myers Material Handling Segment to assume the Wadsworth plant manager position.

Daw joined Akro-Mils’ Wadsworth plant in 1996 as its manager of shipping and warehousing, and he was later promoted to operations manager. In 2004, he was promoted to plant manager and transferred to Akro-Mils’ Sandusky, Ohio, facility. He then transferred to Myers Tire Supply in 2007, where he held the positions of director of sales and operations, and director of supply chain. In 2010, Daw moved to Myers Lawn & Garden as director of operations.

Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Wastequip has opened its newest manufacturing facility in Blacksburg, South Carolina.

The Blacksburg facility will initially produce front-load and roll-off containers, as well as grease containers and specialty products. The facility offers space for on-site inventory to serve customers quickly. It also will have capacity to manufacture compactors and other Wastequip products.

Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), Chicago, Illinois has acquired Heartland Recycling. With the acquisition of Heartland, LRS will process over 1.5 million tons of waste material annually and control and process more waste than any other privately-held company in Illinois.

LRS will significantly expand its footprint in Chicago as a result of the acquisition, now operating four materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and transfer facilities throughout greater Chicago. The acquisition also increases LRS revenues to over $100 million and adds nearly 10 percent to its existing workforce. Heartland, headquartered in Forrest View, Illinois, processes in excess of 600,000 tons of waste material a year, operates two MRFs and serves more than 500 municipal and commercial customers.

LRS customers include the City of Chicago, Village of Skokie, City of Evanston, University of Illinois at Chicago, Walsh Construction Group and McHugh Construction Co.

Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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