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International Paper has completed the sale of its food service business in China to Huhtamaki Group. The divested business has two plants and a workforce of approximately 200 employees. Terms were not disclosed.

Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

OnSSI has promoted David Barber to the position of national account manager. Barber has been with OnSSI since 2013 as Mid Atlantic/Upper midwest regional manager, where he has successfully grown OnSSI’s business opportunities.

As national account manager, Barber will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts to cultivate, maintain, service and expand productive and professional relationships with national and strategic accounts. He will direct all solution and product development efforts to best address all customer needs, including working with the OnSSI field sales team to communicate the broad functionality, user-friendliness and other benefits of Ocularis.

Prior to joining OnSSI, Barber gained experience in providing physical security solutions to federal and state governments and prisons and in commercial, industrial, retail, automotive and other verticals.

Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Nucor’s board of directors approved a steel bar micro mill project and announced the company is considering five states in the Midwest and Southeast for the project. The states being considered include Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina and Florida. Nucor’s board of directors also approved the expansion of its existing merchant bar operations in either Illinois or Ohio.

Nucor’s bar mills are a cornerstone of the company; they have generated significant value in the past, and they are expected to generate significant value in the future. Both the micro mill project and the expansion of its merchant bar operations are part of Nucor’s planned strategy for long term profitable growth.

Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

C&M Conveyor has appointed industry veteran Richard Sullivan as its new regional sales manager for the Western Territory including California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington.

Sullivan previously served as regional general manager at Smurfit Kappa in Chandler, Arizona. Before that he was West Coast operations manager at Pratt Industries in Salinas, California; operations engineer at Corrugated Synergies International in Renton, Washington; operations manager at Central California Sheets in Kingsburg, California; and plant manager Glendale, Arizona and regional manufacturing manager for Smurfit Stone/Rock-Tenn.

Sullivan is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served from 1979 to 1987 as a nuclear engineer in the nuclear ballistic submarines division/naval repair facilities and shipyards management.

Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Recleim LLC (Recleim), based in Atlanta, Georgia, has entered into an asset purchase agreement with ARCA Advanced Processing (AAP) for the purchase of an appliance recycling facility located at 4301 N. Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Muncie Power Products, Inc. welcomed back Salvatore Knieriem as the company’s market specialist for the refuse industry.

Knieriem returns to the Muncie Power Products team with 37 years of experience selling power take-offs within the work truck equipment industry, five of which were previously with Muncie Power Products. Within this role, Knieriem will focus on working with key manufacturers within the refuse market.

Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News