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The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) shared that this year’s 22nd EREF Annual Charitable Auction will mark the 20th year that Mack Trucks has donated to the EREF Live Auction.

The EREF Annual Charitable Auction, the foundation’s largest fundraiser, is held annually at WasteExpo to help EREF further its mission to fund and direct research and educational initiatives for waste management practices. The auction has raised more than $16 million for the foundation and is made possible through the generous donations of waste industry members.

For 20 years Mack has maintained a long-standing commitment to supporting EREF and its mission to further research and education for the waste industry. “We at Mack are proud to help support EREF in any way we can because its research and scholars are making groundbreaking strides for this industry,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack refuse product manager and vice chairman of the EREF Auction Committee.

Dorwart has played an integral role in supporting EREF and will continue to do so by soon serving as chair of the 2017 EREF Auction Committee.

Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, disclosed that Cedar Creek Wind I Member LLC, a Leeward entity, has completed the purchase of BP Wind Energy North America Inc.’s 33 1/3 percent membership interest in CCWE Holdings, LLC. Leeward is the sole member of Cedar Creek I and will continue to manage the facility. The acquisition continues Leeward’s strategy to expand its holdings of high quality wind assets throughout the U.S.

The Cedar Creek I Wind Farm is a 301 MW facility located near Grover, Colorado. In operation since 2007, it utilizes Mitsubishi and GE turbines, which deliver clean and reliable power to Public Service of Colorado under a long-term contract that expires in 2027.

The nearby Cedar Creek II Wind Farm will continue to be operated by BP Wind Energy and be jointly owned by affiliates of BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas and Power.

Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting Magnetics Co. has appointed Kevin Bowen to the company’s advisory board.

Bowen brings corporate strategic development and manufacturing expertise to the nearly 60 year old company. The Bunting Magnetics Co. advisory board, which also includes technology advisor Dr. John Ormerod; sales and marketing consultant Steven Schnoll; and president of Newton (Kansas) Medical Center, Steve Kelly, meets quarterly to provide insight on the company’s strategic growth plan and initiatives.

Bowen’s manufacturing career spans over 40 years, most of which was at Coperion K-Tron, a provider of bulk material handling, feeding and pneumatic conveying equipment and systems for chemical, plastics, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Fuchs announces a critical appointment to the North American after-sales support team for Fuchs® material handlers. Noah Devine will lead all aspects of service, parts and warranty efforts for the material handlers and will work closely with distributors and customers to develop training and support programs. He reports directly to Thomas Sandrock, the Global Director of Product Support & Quality at the Fuchs factory in Germany, to improve customer support response time throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Before joining Fuchs, Devine was the recycling maintenance manager for Republic Services in Lakeland, Florida. He also worked as the U.S. Asset manager/operations manager for OneSteel Recycling and as the asset manager, MRB for Schnitzer Steel.

Devine will work with Fuchs distributors and customers from the Fuchs North American headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

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

United States Steel Corporation disclosed that Stephen J. Girsky was elected to the company’s board of directors. His term as a director became effective April 26, 2016.

Girsky is president of S.J. Girsky & Company, an independent advisory firm, where he advises senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers, and policy makers. He has been a member of the General Motors board of directors since 2009 and has served as a senior advisor to General Motors Company (GM) since 2014. Girsky is also a director at Valens Semiconductor Ltd., a provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed high-definition multimedia content. His extensive career includes more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry.

Girsky previously served as GM vice chairman from 2010 to 2014, during which time he oversaw global corporate strategy, new business development, global product planning and program management, global connected consumer/OnStar, and GM Ventures LLC and global research and development while also serving as chairman of the Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board. From 2011-2013, Girsky also held responsibility for GM’s global purchasing and supply chain function.

Published in the June 2016 Edition of American Recycler News