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Bandit Industries will spend all of 2018 celebrating its 35th anniversary at its mid-Michigan facility, with a world-wide dealer network, and with many thousands of customers spanning multiple industries.

Bandit Industries started out as Foremost Fabrications in a small one-room shop by Mike Morey Sr. and Diane Morey. The first chipper was a Model 100 Brush Bandit. That chipper caught on in the industry, backed by their commitment to quality and their customers. The chipper became so popular in the industry that most people knew Foremost Fabrications as “Bandit,” so in 1986, the name was changed officially to Bandit Industries.

Bandit has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 35 years, continually refining their machines, adding new models, new product lines, growing their dealer network and customer base. Today, over 60,000 Bandit machines are in use all around the world.

Published in the January 2018 Edition of American Recycler News

The National Waste and Recycling Association announced that it hired veteran lobbyist Chris Greissing as vice president, federal relations.

Greissing came to NWRA from the mining industry. For the last decade, he led the government affairs team at the Industrial Minerals Association as the vice president, government affairs. Prior to that, he represented about a dozen biotech and pharma companies on issues before the federal government.

Greissing received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, Inc., has appointed Allan Wilwayco the new general manager at ADESA Dallas. In his new role, Wilwayco will lead the day-to-day business operations of one of the largest ADESA sale facilities in the country.

Wilwayco has nearly three decades of experience in various areas of the auto auction industry, from finance to business development, while holding several leadership positions. He served as general manager of Manheim Orlando for six years and as vice president of digital operations for Manheim Digital Marketplace.
Wilwayco and his management team at ADESA Dallas will have more than 200 years of combined experience in the auto auction industry.

Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the appointment of Jim Gulliford of Missouri to become regional administrator for Region 7. Gulliford will oversee environmental protection efforts in: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. He previously held the position of regional administrator for Region 7 from 2001-2006.

Gulliford most recently held the position of executive director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society where he led the organization from 2009-2016. He was responsible for all operation aspects of the non-profit organization that advocated for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practices, programs, and policy. The organization’s mission is to foster the science and art of natural resource conservation on working land – land used to produce food, fiber, and other services that improve the quality of life people experience in rural and urban communities.

Prior to joining Soil and Water Conservation Society, Gulliford spent nearly a decade at EPA. From 2006-2009, he served as EPA assistant administrator for the office of prevention, pesticides, and toxic substances where he was responsible for helping protect public health and the environment from potential risks of pesticides and chemicals. Gulliford also served as director of the Division of Soil Conservation at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship for 15 years, where he was responsible for the development and management of soil conservation, water quality, and mine regulation for the state if Iowa.

Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Vortex has recently celebrated 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves, iris diaphragms and loading spouts for use in gravity flow, dilute phase and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications.

Vortex was founded in 1977 by Loren Neil Peterson and his son-in-law, Lee Young. The company was established with its patented Vortex Orifice Gate – the first valve designed specifically for handling dry bulk solid materials. Since then, Vortex has established more than 20 innovative valve designs which are being used by more than 20,000 factories in 80 countries to handle thousands of material types.

Vortex has continued to grow and establish itself as the leader in dry bulk material handling components.

Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Bandit Industries announced Custom Truck and Equipment a Utility One Source company as an authorized Bandit dealer serving Texas and Oklahoma. Utility Source One will carry a full line of Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders, as well as provide sales, service and support.

Published in the December 2017 Edition of American Recycler News