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Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a provider of global IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, reported the startup of a new subsidiary, Converge Engineering LLC.

Former engineering and technical director of SRS, Rafael Reveles, will lead Converge as president and aims to use his team’s industry experience to service the recycling industry as well as develop data destruction devices to better serve the security and IT asset disposition markets (ITAD).

Converge is headquartered in Roseville, California and also has engineers located in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Baltimore, enabling Converge to provide fully-integrated solutions nationwide. Services offered include providing seamless engineering support from beginning to end including design, fabrication, installation and maintenance.

Besides their core offerings of designing, building and enhancing electronics and metals recycling plants on a large scale, Converge will offer smaller recycling plants to accommodate low volume applications and smaller electronic products. All shredding systems designed by Converge consider safety and environmental performance.

Converge Engineering’s diverse array of talents will incorporate consulting, system integration, 3D point cloud scanning and surveying, 3D drafting, mechanical engineering, electrical and controls design, UL508 control panel building, metal fabrication, and project management to offer a “one-stop shop.”

Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

The Vermont Green Business Program (VT GBP) is an environmental assistance and recognition program for businesses in the Green Mountain State that support sustainable business practices.

It is administered by the Vermont Environmental Assistance Office (EAO) of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). VT GBP is a no-cost, voluntary program that promotes improved environmental and economic performance and enhances public recognition for environmental excellence of Vermont businesses.

From the Program’s inception EAO partnered with the VT Small Business Development Center. Now in the Program’s 17th year, the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) has been selected to help coordinate the Vermont Green Business Program in partnership with EAO.

In addition, NERC is working with the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund to further support the VT GBP.

NERC is a non-profit organization that conducts research, projects, training, and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and environmentally preferable purchasing.

Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Pro Disposal & Recycling, a residential waste and recycling hauler in the Denver area, has embarked upon an expansion into commercial operations with the completion of an agreement to handle Douglas County government facilities.

In the 18 years since its founding, Pro Disposal & Recycling had limited its operations to residential service, garnering numerous awards along the way for its customer satisfaction. New management at Pro Disposal & Recycling decided in recent months that the time was right to launch into the world of B2B.

Pro Disposal & Recycling added $700,000 worth of new fleet equipment in anticipation of the additional business, including a front loader, roll-off and container delivery truck. They estimated that by 2020, about 25 percent of the company’s gross revenues will be attributable to commercial accounts. He said Pro Disposal & Recycling will begin its commercial focus in the Douglas County and Aurora areas.

Under terms of the contract with Douglas County, Pro Disposal & Recycling will handle the waste hauling for fairgrounds, the County Sheriff’s office, Public Works and all County facilities.

Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, has completed the acquisition of The CFS Group, LLC, The CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services, LLC and RWG5, LLC (collectively, The CFS Group).

The CFS Group services 30,000+ commercial, industrial and residential customers in the Richmond, Virginia market area utilizing frontload, roll off and automated side load vehicles, containers and other related equipment, two MSW landfills, one transfer station and one recycling facility all located within central Virginia.

Following the transaction, under Meridian Waste’s ownership, The CFS Group companies will continue to own and operate all of their existing waste collection and disposal assets with greater access to capital for growth and acquisitions. The transaction marks Meridian Waste’s first solid waste acquisition outside the state of Missouri and creates a vertically integrated market for the Company within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In 2016, The CFS Group generated $25 million in revenues. Rob Guidry, a 27 year veteran of the solid waste industry, and all 109 CFS employees join the Meridian Waste family in this transaction and will continue operations in their respective locations.

Guidry will continue in his role as the president of The CFS Group, responsible for managing the business and operations of the companies.

Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Precision Husky has added the following new dealers:

Machinery Sales Company is a Portland, Oregon firm and will be promoting the sales of the Precision line of sawmill equipment in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California.

Rob’s Hydraulics has been serving eastern North Carolina since 1997 with a variety of services both in shop and on site for heavy equipment. The RHI staff is highly qualified and knowledgeable in every aspect of the business. The RHI sales staff will be promoting and selling Precision Husky’s line of ProGrind Horizontal and Tub Grinders, Precision Husky Whole Tree Chippers, Husky Knuckle Boom Loaders and the entire line of Precision sawmill equipment in the entire state of North Carolina. Rob’s Hydraulics Inc.

Albright Saw Company, located in Bloomingville, Ohio will be covering the states of Ohio and West Virginia for the Precision line of sawmill equipment. Jerry Albright has over 40 years of experience in the sawmill equipment industry and carries southern Ohio’s largest inventory of sawmill supplies.

Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

ShearCore has appointed a new regional sales manager, Chris Fodor, who has five years of industry experience.

Fodor will conduct sales for the company, continuing to serve its customers throughout the North East, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Toronto.

Published in the April 2017 Edition of American Recycler News