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MBA Polymers has appointed Barry Crowley as chief financial officer. Crowley moved from Edwards Group where he has been group financial controller.

Before joining Edwards, Crowley had a 13 year career with GlaxoSmithKline as director, business development (UK Financial Services), corporate accounting manager and accounting development.

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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MetalX LLC disclosed that industry veteran David Riddell has joined the company’s management team, effective immediately. As a senior marketing executive, Riddell will be focused primarily on nonferrous commercial and marketing activities in support of the company’s growing nonferrous business.

Riddell’s background includes extensive experience in the aluminum and white metals sector, having been involved in scrap purchasing, brokerage, and commercial management roles for companies in secondary smelting, sheet mill operations, and international metal trading.

Riddell joins MetalX at a time when the company is expanding the scope of its nonferrous business to incorporate wire chopping, metal extraction technologies, and the production of customized melt products with its more traditional nonferrous scrap processing capabilities. The company began development of a state-of-the-art nonferrous facility in Auburn, Indiana, earlier this year.

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) president and chief executive officer Sharon H. Kneiss welcomed John Haudenshield, NW&RA’s new director of safety. Haudenshield will work with industry stakeholders to address industry safety issues and to expand the association’s safety program.

Haudenshield brings extensive corporate safety experience to NW&RA, having begun his career as a safety professional in waste and recycling industry operations and environmental, health and safety (EOSH) compliance. During 14 years of progressive experience leading EOSH compliance and management systems, he also held senior level safety and risk management positions for Diageo, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Unique Industries and Cycle Systems. While with Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Diageo, John was able to further corporate safety initiatives within automated, high-speed manufacturing sites, as well as across a direct store delivery sales region.

Haudenshield has extensive experience with DOT Compliance, Driver Safety, Incident Management and Safety & Environmental Management Systems (OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001).

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Bridgestone Americas made two appointments to the leadership team at the company’s manufacturing operations in Aiken County, South Carolina.

Bridgestone appointed Ron Brooks to serve as plant manager at the company’s new off-road radial (ORR) tire plant, which is scheduled to begin production later this year. Brooks spent much of his distinguished career working for Bridgestone, and brings experience managing several manufacturing facilities, including the company’s tire operations in Warren County, Tennessee; LaVergne, Tennessee, and Bloomington, Illinois.

Bridgestone also disclosed that Fran Jones accepted the position of plant manager at its passenger (PSR) and light truck (LTR) manufacturing facility in Aiken County. Jones, previously vice president, administrative services, at the Aiken ORR plant, succeeds John Stewart, who was recently appointed plant manager for the company’s operations in Warren County, Tennessee.

In April 2013, Bridgestone completed a two-phase expansion at its PSR/LTR operations in Aiken County, increasing the plant’s footprint to 2.42 million sq.ft. and resulting in a rated production capacity of 37,350 tires per day, or 13.4 million tires annually.

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Terex Construction Americas named Sargents Equipment and Repair Service as an authorized distributor of Terex Fuchs material handlers for central and northern Illinois, including the entire Chicago market area, and the eastern, southern and northern portions of Wisconsin.

Sargents Equipment now provides its scrap, recycling, portside and logging customers with sales and after-the-sale support for the broad Terex Fuchs
equipment line.

Specializing in the recycling industry, Sargents Equipment provides customers with local support from two Illinois locations – its South Chicago Heights headquarters and Gilberts branch.

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Arlington Plastics Machinery, a seller of plastic processing equipment, is branching out to sell the Crushmaster line of equipment for the size reduction and processing of biomass.  

Crushmaster features a German engineered line of granulators, shredders and briquetting presses for biomass.  

Pellets are the most common product on the international biomass market. The global production of wood pellets has shown an exponential growth – from 2 million tons of wood pellets in 2001 to 4 million tons in 2006, to 9 million in 2008 and 16 million in 2010.

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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