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The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that Patricia  A. Hilderbrand, MPA, PE, division manager of coordination services for the Kansas City Public Works Department, has been appointed to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) board of directors. Hilderbrand was appointed to the 11-member ISI Board by APWA president Brian Usher, PWLF.

Within Hilderbrand’s career in the Kansas City Public Works Department, her responsibilities have included project management of major flood mitigation projects with the U.S. Corps of Engineers; direction of the department’s five year Capital Improvements Program; direction and implementation of a city-wide, comprehensive Internet program and project management system; management of the city’s transit contracts; and service as liaison to the city’s primary Metropolitan Planning Organization, MoDOT, Railroads, Transit authority, counties and franchises.

Hilderbrands also oversees a staff of 16 employees including the Public Information Officer, the customer service group, the asset management team and project controls manager, as well as the city bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, right-of-way management team and utility coordinator.

Published in the February 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Waste Management Inc. of Florida has completed its acquisition of certain business assets of Southern Waste Systems (SWS)/Sun Recycling in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties.

With this transaction, Waste Management Inc. of Florida is acquiring operations and assets at 12 SWS/Sun Recycling facilities located in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. The acquired business assets include residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste collection, processing/recycling and transfer operations, equipment, vehicles, real estate and customer agreements.

Published in the February 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has hired Tim Harms as senior sales engineer for crushing and screening products at its Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. manufacturing facility.

In his new role, Harms will assume a sales engineering leadership role and act as a resource for the sales engineering staff. He will also help guide equipment selection for potential customers and manage sales opportunities in conjunction with the product management group and the field sales force. Additionally, Harms will be responsible for assisting other sales personnel in the development of production and operation cost data, product pricing, sales tools and training materials.

Harms first began his relationship with the company in 1989, when he was hired as an engineering design drafter. Over the next 20 years, he served in a variety of roles, including project designer, product application specialist and sales engineer. In 2009, he left the company to pursue a full-time farming operation with his family’s farm.

Published in the February 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Momentum Rental and Sales, an Atlas Copco dealer in Port Lavaca, Texas, opened two new facilities – one in Corpus Christi and another in Richwood, Texas. With the new locations, Momentum extends Atlas Copco’s equipment and support offering to the growing petrochemical and refinery customers in those areas.  

The new facilities bring Momentum’s number of stores to three. The company rents, sells and services a wide range of new and used equipment, including Atlas Copco portable air compressors, generators, handheld tools and light compaction equipment in addition to lifts and earth moving machines.

Barrett has more than 15 years of experience in the rental industry, which helps him build strong relationships with customers. Momentum Rental and Sales has been serving Texas for three years and became an Atlas Copco dealer in 2013.

Published in the February 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Toter®, a manufacturer of two wheel carts for curbside collection of waste, recycling and organics, disclosed additions to its residential sales team.

Derrick Masimer will take over as director of sales for Toter’s Eastern division, and Stephanie McAllister has joined as regional sales manager for the Southeast, Bahamas and Caribbean regions. Both will be tasked with growing sales in Toter’s residential channel, specifically with municipalities and private waste haulers.

As director of sales, Masimer will support Toter’s four regional sales team members in the Eastern division. He began his career with Wastequip in 2007, and has held numerous positions including director of dealer sales and customer support for Wastequip’s compactors business, and director of sales for the technical products division where he was responsible for sales of Wastequip compactors and balers. Prior to Wastequip, Derrick served as regional sales manager for Marathon Equipment Company, and Territory manager for both Waste Management and Allied Waste Industries.

McAllister joined Toter in June 2015 as a regional sales associate. In her new role as regional sales manager, she will focus on growing Toter’s residential carts business. McAllister’s responsibility for Toter’s Southeast region includes Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Her prior experience includes management of donor relations and fundraising activities for the University of Utah Athletic Department.

Published in the January 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

ICE Recycling LLC., a Leigh Fibers Company, recently invested over one million dollars in a new custom baling system, along with electrical supply upgrades at its Lake City facility. The baling system was manufactured by the International Baler Co. of Jacksonville, Florida and was supplied and installed by Recycling Equipment Inc. of Newton, North Carolina. The custom installation was specifically designed for ICE to bale core tubes, along with conventional recyclables to increase their present capacity.

The baler is a hybrid designed with a modified charge box that increases the density of the bales produced from the standard 1,250 lb. bales to more than 1,400 lbs. per bale. This customization allows for an additional 8,000 lbs. of material to ship in an export container.

ICE Recycling reprocesses post-industrial polymers, cardboard, paper and metals for companies throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The company provides both on-site waste stream management as well as off-site reprocessing services.

Published in the January 2016 Edition of American Recycler News