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The Timken Company, a global leader in bearings and mechanical power transmission products, has acquired Torsion Control Products, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered torsional couplings used in the construction, agriculture and mining industries.

Based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Torsion Control Products serves an established original equipment customer base primarily in North America. In 2016, sales were approximately $20 million.  

This acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to grow its portfolio of bearings and mechanical power transmission products. In recent years, acquired mechanical offerings have included gears and gear drives, chain, belts, couplings and lubrication delivery systems, as well as a variety of related services.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

TransAxle disclosed recent organizational changes:

Doug Everett has been appointed as the vice president of sales, reporting to the chief executive officer. In this role, Everett will set the direction and support for their 30 regional parts managers. The focus will be on execution across the company to provide a unified support system. Everett most recently served as the director of sales – Southern Region and previous to that was the regional manager in the Southern Region.

In conjunction with this move, Scott McCrea is joining TransAxle as the director of sales – Northern Region, reporting to Doug Everett. McCrea has a distinguished career in both commercial vehicle and heavy equipment aftermarket within Caterpillar, International, and Freightliner dealer networks.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

ShearCore, the first company to offer and support a full shear line for the metal recycling and scrap processing markets, has appointed a new regional sales manager, Ian Lewandowski.

Lewandowski will conduct sales for the company, continuing to serve its customers throughout the mid and North West and Canada, with 12 years of industry experience.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, expands its representation in the North American market to include C.N. Wood as part of its dealer network. C.N. Wood will represent the versatile Terramac product line in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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

The team at C.N. Wood will provide professional sales, rental and aftermarket support on the Terramac product line across 4 branch locations. C.N. Wood’s 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.

C.N. Wood is a family owned equipment dealership with 50 years of success in delivering reliable service, excellent product support and the finest lines of construction equipment products available.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Timothy Hansen has joined ITM Group as general manager of Intertractor America Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of earthmoving crawler undercarriages and track frames.

Prior to joining Intertractor America, Hansen was director of aftermarket sales for undercarriage manufacturer Berco of America, Inc. He has also had leadership roles in account development and sales management for key accounts in manufacturing for the heavy equipment industry. Hansen has an MBA degree and is completing an MS in Strategic Planning and Leadership from Michigan State University, as well as a BS in Technical Management.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

BladeCore has appointed a new territory manager, Betsy McDevitt. McDevitt will work in the Midwest and western Great Lakes states. She has a diversified background ranging from the construction and design industries to sales and marketing.

BladeCore, which offers replacement blades for shears, has also appointed a new territory manager in the western US, Leah Glucoft.

Glucoft grew up in the scrap business and knows her way around a scrap yard. She has a wealth of experience ranging from sales to people placement.

Published in the May 2017 Edition of American Recycler News