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Hirschmann Automation and Control disclosed that Jim Kunkle has joined the Mobile Machine Control Solutions Division as senior quality assurance engineer. In his new position, Kunkle will manage the quality department at Hirschmann’s Chambersburg, Pennsylvania facility.

Kunkle has more than a decade of experience establishing and improving quality processes in deadline driven environments. Prior to joining Hirschmann, Kunkle worked as a quality specialist for Phoenix Contact. Kunkle holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix where he graduated with honors.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Newalta Corporation disclosed that Barry Stewart has retired as chair of the board of directors of Newalta.  

Gordon Pridham replaces Stewart as chair of the board of directors. Pridham is an experienced director and board chair with 35 years in investment banking, capital markets, and corporate banking. He has been a member of Newalta’s board since 2004.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

TJM Capital Partners has acquired Builtrite Handlers from Northshore Manufacturing. The business will operate under a new name, Builtrite Manufacturing, and will continue to design and manufacture the brand’s market leading material handler and attachment products. All administrative and manufacturing operations will remain in Two Harbors, Minnesota in a facility leased from Northshore.

Builtrite Manufacturing’s management team includes members with extensive experience in the heavy construction equipment and attachment industries. Tom Cavallin recently assumed the role of president and chief executive officer, Uwe Kausch has been appointed senior vice president, sales and marketing, and Bill Van Sant will serve as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. Subsequent to the sale, Northshore’s founder, John Anderson, will be retained as a consultant to Builtrite Manufacturing.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, disclosed that TransPro Equipment Sales is now the sole and exclusive dealer for the entire state of Georgia.

In late 2013, TransPro Equipment Sales, LLC became an official dealer for Petersen Industries in Georgia with the exception of the northern portion of the state.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Anderson Equipment Company, a heavy equipment dealer serving customers throughout the northeastern states, has been named as the authorized distributor of Sennebogen material handlers for all of upstate New York.

Anderson’s New York general manager, John Park, expects that taking on the new line will help to build on the company’s strengths throughout the state.

Park looks forward to expanding Anderson’s activity in logging, waste and river port applications, with Sennebogen machines customized for barge loading, transfer stations or dredging operations. Sennebogen’s green machines will also be welcomed by many current Anderson customers in the mining, recycling and demolition industries.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

EnviroVantage of Epping, New Hampshire continues to grow with the addition of Walk Lufkin, Nicholas Morse and Mathew Fitzpatrick to its team of estimators.

In their positions, Lufkin, Morse and Fitzpatrick will be charged with doing complete breakdowns of impending jobs which will increase the company’s capacity to create thoroughly inclusive and all-encompassing proposal presentations.

Lufkin has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an extensive background in design, estimating and sales.

Morse’s background in business and applied mathematics will match well with his need to closely interact with general c­ontractors and on-site work teams to develop more in-depth evaluations of the work to be performed and its cost, well in advance of work beginning.  

Fitzpatrick has a background in government contracting which will be an asset in preparing comprehensive and detail oriented plans that government projects require.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News