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Nucor Corporation has promoted Dave Sumoski, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc., to executive vice president of engineered bar products, which includes special bar quality (SBQ) and cold finish businesses, effective September 14, 2014. Jim Darsey, who has served as executive vice president of bar products since 2010, will continue to focus on merchant and rebar products.

Sumoski began his career with Nucor as an electrical supervisor at Nucor Steel-Berkeley in 1995 and was promoted to maintenance manager in 1999. He was promoted to general manager of Nucor Steel Marion, Inc. in 2008 and to vice president in 2010. Sumoski has served as vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Memphis since 2012.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Cascade Engineering disclosed that company chief executive officer and founder Fred Keller is transitioning his 41 year leadership role as chief executive officer of the Cascade Engineering (CE) Family of Companies. Keller founded the company in 1973.

Current Cascade Engineering president, Mark Miller will assume the title of chief executive officer and also retain his title as president, while Keller retains the titles of founder and chair of Cascade Engineering.

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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

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Rumpke has selected Greg Beamer as regional vice president for the company’s Southern market.

Beamer will oversee daily operations of waste, recycling and portable restroom services in more than 30 counties throughout Kentucky and Indiana. His 42 year waste industry career includes several Rumpke management roles in Cleveland and Cincinnati. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Louisville and served in the U.S. Navy.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), located in Burnham, Illinois, has acquired the auto shredding operation of 360 Degree Metal Recycling, Inc. and full-service scrap yard in New Carlisle, Indiana.  The facility will enable SMS to cost-effectively transport shredder feedstock scrap including vehicles and obsolete scrap from its Northwest Indiana and Chicago, Illinois retail facilities and auto operations.

SMS plans to sell and ship the shredded ferrous scrap to steel mills in the Midwest for remelting into new steel products. The metallic shredder residue will be sent to SMS’s non-ferrous division’s recently opened heavy media plant in Blue Island, Illinois for further separation of the metals recovered in the shredding process.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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LanzaTech, a carbon recycling company, appointed Gregg Clevenger as chief financial officer. In his role, Clevenger has overall responsibility for leading all aspects of corporate finance for LanzaTech.

Clevenger was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer of GXS Corporation, a B2B integration cloud services provider which recently sold to Open Text Corporation for $1.2 billion. Clevenger has more than 25 years of international finance experience having served as chief financial officer and board director of both privately held and public companies across the technology and telecoms sectors and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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