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BladeCore has appointed a new territory manager, Betsy McDevitt. McDevitt will work in the Midwest and western Great Lakes states. She has a diversified background ranging from the construction and design industries to sales and marketing.

BladeCore, which offers replacement blades for shears, has also appointed a new territory manager in the western US, Leah Glucoft.

Glucoft grew up in the scrap business and knows her way around a scrap yard. She has a wealth of experience ranging from sales to people placement.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Peterson Pacific Corp., Peterson Pacific, a Eugene, Oregon based manufacturer of horizontal grinders, drum and disc chippers, blower trucks, and screens announced Goodfellow Corporation as their new distributor for their products in the states of Utah, Nevada and southern Idaho. Also, Border Equipment is a new distributor for their products in the state of Georgia.

Goodfellow Corporation was established in 1960, and has seen steady growth in the aggregate crushing business. Adding environmental equipment such as the products that Peterson offers is a natural progression for the company for future growth.

Border Equipment, the local Case construction equipment dealer in Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah area, has a long tradition of serving the state of Georgia. Border Equipment has three retail locations and service and support personnel throughout the state to provide exceptional service after the sale.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Matt Newman, director of business management at Covanta has been appointed to the advisory board for the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST-MEP).

Newman will join a team of 10 manufacturing professionals chosen to provide advice and guidance to NIST-MEP. The advisory board is expected to assist in identifying proactive actions that will enable small manufacturers to successfully address and implement changes in technology and the business environment in the future.

NIST-MEP is a public-private partnership coordinated by the U.S. Department of Commerce with centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. It’s dedicated to serving small and medium-sized manufacturers by enhancing productivity and technical performance. Last year, MEP Centers worked with 25,445 manufacturers, leading to $9.3 billion in new and retained sales and the creation of more than 86,602 high-wage jobs.

In his current position at Covanta, Newman is responsible for all business matters pertaining to the financial management and public affairs initiatives of Covanta Tulsa, an Energy-from-Waste facility which serves the City of Tulsa, neighboring communities and area businesses with a sustainable alternative to landfills, while producing clean, renewable energy. Newman is also charged with leading special projects which advance Covanta’s strategic growth strategy in the U.S. An entrepreneur and “intrapreneur,” his career has focused on business development, turnaround projects, modernization initiatives and sustainability, leveraging and improving energy conversion assets, management of construction projects and mission-critical initiatives.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Agilyx Corporation announced that Joseph Vaillancourt will assume the role of chief executive officer in addition to his role as chairman. Ross M. Patten, who has served as chief executive officer since 2012, will remain on the board of directors and will transition to president.

In addition, William Cooper, who has over 20 years of experience in investment banking in the industrial and cleantech sectors, will assume the role of chief financial officer. These moves, in combination with other planned changes, will allow the company to focus on strategic partnerships and financing relating to the next phase of its growth: scaling its polystyrene recycling technology platform domestically and in certain international markets. As president, Patten will oversee the company’s operations and project development activities related to this next phase of growth.

Vaillancourt brings more than 25 years of operational, financial, and strategic experience in industrial and environmental infrastructure development. He has participated in the financing and commercialization of more than 15 environmental technologies and has worked closely with private equity firms in the energy and industrial sectors. In 2014, Vaillancourt retired from a 15 year tenure with Waste Management Inc. where he held several senior roles across the company and ultimately was involved in creating and managing the company’s corporate venturing activities. Vaillancourt has also held various roles in founding more than 10 companies in a diverse set of industries.

Cooper has spent over 20 years in investment banking with ABN AMRO, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Seven Hills, and Wedbush Securities, specializing in M&A and growth financings across industrial, environmental, cleantech and medtech sectors.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment welcomed Romco Equipment Co. to its growing dealer network. The Texas based company will rent, sell and service Atlas Copco compressors, generators and light towers to meet customer demands for portable energy equipment across the state.

Romco serves the heavy construction and mining industries in Texas. Expanding its line of equipment to include Atlas Copco compressors, generators and light towers, allows Romco to serve additional industries, including oil and gas refineries and shipyards.

Romco Equipment Co. sells replacement parts and attachments as well as provides maintenance and full refurbishment for worn equipment.

Romco’s Texas branch locations include Austin, Buffalo, Carmine, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Longview, Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Nucor Corporation has acquired the assets of Omega Joist, a subsidiary of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited. Omega Joist produces open web steel joists at its manufacturing facility located in Nisku, Alberta, and also has sales offices in western British Columbia and southern Alberta.

Omega Joist has 43 employees, will operate as Vulcraft-Omega and will become part of Nucor’s eleven other production facilities. Nucor plans to add additional products to Vulcraft-Omega’s product portfolio, including steel deck.

Vulcraft-Omega is Nucor’s fifth facility in Alberta, joining three Harris Rebar facilities and one Fisher & Ludlow facility. Vulcraft-Omega teammates join Nucor’s nearly 2000 teammates in Canada.

Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News