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Sims Metal Management has elected Bill Schmiedel, president of Global Trade, to the position of president of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Ferrous Division. In addition to his position as president of BIR Ferrous, Schmiedel will serve on the Advisory Council of BIR.

Schmiedel has been a vocal advocate for the ferrous metals recycling industry throughout his 40 year career, and his appointments are an important recognition of his significant contributions to the industry. In his current role of president of Global Trade for Sims Metal Management, Schmiedel is responsible for all ferrous export sales of deep sea and container shipments worldwide, representing circa 10 million tons traded annually across 6 continents.

Sims also elected Autumn Gallello as a general delegate to the BIR Ferrous board. Gallello is an accomplished executive account manager, with a career spanning 13 years at Sims Metal Management. Gallello will be the first female to hold a position of such distinction, marking a significant milestone for the industry.

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting Magnetics Co. has disclosed that the company will donate $100,000 toward a new regional YMCA complex planned for construction in Newton, Kansas, where Bunting Magnetics is based.  

The Bunting donation will aid the local area in meeting the $5 million in private funds necessary to move the project ahead. 

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), disclosed that Mark A. Thimons will succeed Gregory Crawford as vice president of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI). Crawford announced his upcoming retirement earlier this year.

Thimons joined SMDI in November, 2010 as director of construction sustainability and has over 25 years of experience in steel construction products and steel product sustainability.

As part of this transition, SRI will focus its efforts in two core areas —recycling programs and life cycle research. The recycling focus will include national and regional recycling initiatives, outreach and growth, while SRI’s life cycle research will include life cycle assessment (LCA) studies, as well as other sustainability-related initiatives relevant to the North American steel industry.

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Hazardous waste management and used-oil re-refining company Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., Elgin, Illinois, has acquired FCC Environmental from Spain’s Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A. for $90 million.

FCC Environmental, a provider of environmental and used-oil collection services, operates 34 facilities in the U.S. and generated sales of approximately $160 million during its 2013 fiscal year.

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Republic Services broke ground on a new, highly-advanced recycling complex in November 2014.  

The Southern Nevada Recycling complex is expected to double recycling capacity throughout North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Henderson and Clark County.

The 110,000 sq.ft. complex is scheduled to begin operations in the summer of 2015 and when complete, will be the largest residential recycling complex in the nation.

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Nueces Power Equipment has accepted dealer sales and service responsibility for the full line of Liebherr earthmoving and material handling equipment for the San Antonio and Austin Texas markets.

Headquartered in Corpus Christi, Nueces Power Equipment has been serving the construction and heavy equipment industry for more than two decades. The company was founded in 1989 and has expanded its operations since then. Nueces Power Equipment operates seven locations across South Texas.

Liebherr’s regional business manager, Robert Klima, will be working closely with all seven Nueces locations to help them successfully introduce the Liebherr line to their extensive customer base.

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News