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Brown and Caldwell, an environmental engineering and construction firm, announced that senior vice president Steve Gates has been chosen by the Design-Build Institute of America’s nominating committee to serve on the organization’s national board of directors for 2016.

Gates, responsible for design-build project development firm-wide for Brown and Caldwell, is a 38 year industry veteran in program, design and construction management roles. A nationally-recognized expert in integrated project delivery, he has successfully managed the delivery of environmental facilities valued well over $4 billion for major public utilities and Fortune 1000 clients, using program management, partnering and design-build contracting, as an engineer, a contractor and an owner’s advisor.

Gates, who works out of Brown and Caldwell’s Boston office, assumed his post January 1. The board of directors is comprised of owners, engineers, design-build construction contractors, architects, specialty trade contractors and other professionals to reflect DBIA’s growing community. Gates also serves on the board of directors for the Water Design-Build Council.

Published in the January 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Mary Johnson has been named general manager, Baxley, Georgia operation for The Harris Waste Management Group, Inc. Johnson has been an employee of Harris for 22 years and has worked for Harris in a number of capacities such as inside sales manager, shipping manager and national accounts sales manager.

Blake Brown has been named the southeast regional sales manager for Harris Waste. Brown’s territory includes the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Southern Illinois, Southern Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.

Brown was formerly in sales and marketing at OmniSource, Fitzgerald, Georgia.  While at OmniSource, he was responsible for marketing, procurement and customer relations. Prior to that Brown was general manager of Shapiro Metals, located in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Published in the January 2016 edition

Waste Connections, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Rock River Environmental Services, Inc., a provider of solid waste collection, recycling, transfer and disposal services, with total annual revenue of approximately $75 million.

The acquired operations service 19 counties in central and northern Illinois and include 5 collection operations, 2 landfills, 1 compost facility, 1 transfer station and 1 recycling facility.

Published in the December 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Brent Hildebrand, vice president of Recycling at Alpine Waste & Recycling, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Recycling Coalition.
Hildebrand runs the Altogether Recycling Plant in South Adams County that recently celebrated its retooling and expansion of capacity. The plant originally opened in 2007, and the recent $5 million investment into all new Machinex equipment and other improvements increased the material capacity by 100 percent.

In 2012, Hildebrand was named the president of the Colorado Association for Recycling.  In 2009 he received the Sustainability Champion award from the Colorado Environmental Partnership and the Colorado Public Health and Environment for innovating Alpine’s diverse efforts to promote recycling in Colorado.

Published in the December 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

One of the largest heavy equipment dealers in Saskatchewan, Redhead Equipment, now offers sales, parts, service, and financing on Sennebogen material handling equipment.

By adding Sennebogen to its product lineup, Redhead can now offer its existing customers a purpose-built choice for their material handling applications. The change will help Redhead staff build on their existing customer relationships in a variety of industries. Redhead also identified applications for Sennebogen equipment within the scrap, steel and forestry industries.

Published in the December 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

4B Components Ltd., a manufacturer of material handling and electronic components for bucket elevators and conveyors, has recently hired Randy Longbrake as national sales manager for the material handling division.

Longbrake comes with a wealth of experience from within the industry, having spent the last five years at a local design/build millwright company where he was instrumental in acquiring new customers and previously with a major OEM where he focused on customer service.

Published in the December 2015 Edition of American Recycler News