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Terramac, a manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, expanded its representation in the North American market to include Tri-State Truck & Equipment as part of its dealer network. Tri-State will represent the versatile Terramac product line in Montana and Wyoming.

Tri-State will offer Terramac’s RT9, RT14 and RT14R crawler carriers to serve a wide range of industries including general construction, environmental, mining and utility. In addition to Terramac’s three standard options – convertible dump-to-flat beds, rock dump beds  and flatbeds – Tri-State will offer Terramac units customized with support attachments such as cranes, personnel carriers, water tanks and hydroseeders.

The team at Tri-State will provide professional sales, rental and aftermarket support on the Terramac product line across six branch locations. Tri-State’s dependable representatives will deliver timely service and their parts and service technicians are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure machines are maintained at the highest standard.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) disclosed that Stephen Simmons is now part of the firm’s ownership group, joining president and co-founder Harvey Gershman, and senior vice presidents Chris Lund, P.E., PSS, and John Carlton, P.E., BCEE. He has also been promoted to senior vice president.

Simmons joined GBB as vice president in December 2015 after being a principal associate in 2012 – 2013. A sustainable development business leader with more than 30 years of experience in the energy and environmental services sectors, he is highly experienced in program and project management, new business development, waste and power marketing, technology evaluation, business financial modeling, profit and loss management, facility design, procurement, and construction having worked with engineering/consulting firms and leading international energy operating companies.

Throughout his career, he has helped communities and companies develop programs and projects implementing the 3 E’s of sustainability: ecology, economy, and equity. He has extensive renewable energy experience, having managed the development, construction, and operation of power generation projects with capital budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars. These facilities have produced millions of megawatt-hours of renewable energy, displacing millions of tons of fossil fuels.

Simmons has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla, and a Professional Certificate in Energy Policy and Sustainability from the University of Denver.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Morbark, a manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Walt Niziolek as the new vice president of operations and supply chain.

Niziolek joins Morbark at a time of continued business growth to take charge of supply chain and site operational requirements. This includes managing local, U.S. and overseas vendors and suppliers, all warehouse and distribution activities, quality initiatives and liaising with business unit engineering support.

Niziolek’s extensive expertise includes holding many previous senior leadership roles in manufacturing with companies such as CPG Building Products and Pride Mobility Products, where he specialized in deploying standardized work and other lean initiatives to improve safety, quality, delivery, supply chain management and cost.

Prior to his 20 plus years in manufacturing operations, Niziolek served as a captain in the U.S. Army, where he held multiple leadership and staff positions, both in peacetime and periods of conflict.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment (CP) has added three new members to their team with the appointments of Jonathan Cook to vice president, Holly Boutot to marketing communications manager and Justin McKenzey to area sales manager for the Southeast.

All three appointments are effective immediately.

Cook takes over for John Vogel, who is retiring after holding the position for the past eight-plus years. As vice president, Cook’s responsibilities include assisting in developing and implementing sales and marketing activities to achieve CP brand targets and goals. He will also identify, develop and manage sales.

Cook brings nearly 20 years of experience with Atlas Copco, where he held positions as a business development manager and regional sales manager.

Holly Boutot will be responsible for positively promoting the name, image and reputation of CP to their customer base, stakeholders and employees.

Boutot comes to CP from Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, where she collected 30 years of experience in marketing and communications.

Justin McKenzey is the Southeast area sales manager. McKenzey will be responsible for growing all CP product sales through both the rental and dealer channels in his territory.

Prior to his new position with CP, McKenzey worked with Atlas Copco Construction Equipment as their areas sales manager for rental. He also previously worked with Sunbelt Rentals as a sales associate.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of CGS Services, Inc. (CGS). Based in Morristown, Indiana, CGS services a 14 county area in central and eastern Indiana through a vertically integrated network of solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal assets that generates annual revenue approaching $30 million.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

ACV Enviro, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, has acquired Walker Industrial Services, Inc. a 26 year old industrial services provider in the Northeast. Walker’s Skowhegan location will operate as an ACV Enviro Service Center, allowing ACV Enviro to expand its operations and broaden its current Maine market share. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ACV Enviro intends to integrate the operations of Walker into its Northeast Region which includes existing operations in Massachusetts and Maine. ACV Enviro’s Northeast Region is managed by Steve Ganley, regional general manager and Dean Crosby, general manager- Maine operations.

Walker’s daily operations and project management will remain unchanged. Jeff Chase, operations manager for Walker, will continue to play an instrumental role in managing customer relationships.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News