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Morbark, a manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has appointed David Herr as chief executive officer. In addition to being an active member of the current Morbark board, he brings extensive knowledge from experience with both products and services companies. He replaces Dan Ruskin, who resigned due to health issues.

Herr is an accomplished industry executive with more than 30 years of relevant experience in operations, supply chain management and executive management with major companies, including Navistar, GE Aircraft Engines and BAE Systems. He has diverse business experience in the areas of heavy-duty truck manufacturing, commercial avionics, commercial ship repair, munitions production and information and intelligence analysis. In his most recent role as executive vice president at BAE Systems, he was responsible for one of the largest government service sectors in the U.S. with over 19,000 employees.

Published in the December 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Teamster leaders from across the country are applauding the announcement by the de Blasio administration to overhaul New York City’s waste-collection system.

Morbark, LLC has signed agreements with Equipment Sales & Service Limited and Van Bemmel Machine Import BV to become Morbark® equipment dealers.

Based in Edmonton, Equipment Sales & Service Limited (ESS) is the exclusive Morbark dealer in Alberta, Canada, handling both tree care and industrial equipment. Founded in 1946, ESS is currently one of Canada’s oldest and most established equipment companies. A private, family-owned business that specializes in heavy equipment sales, ESS has been named one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies.”

Published in the November 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Nucor Corporation shared that John Ferriola, its chairman, chief executive officer and president, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) at the organization’s 50th Annual Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ferriola will serve as chairman for a one year term.

Ferriola has served as vice chairman of the worldsteel board of directors, as a member of the executive committee and as chairman of the education and training committee.

He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the American Iron & Steel Institute, is on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and has been active in the Association for Iron and Steel Technology for more than 30 years.

Published in the November 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

In a recent promotion, Joe Caban was named the new operations supervisor at ASA Electronics. His responsibilities will now include supervising the shipping and receiving department. He was elevated from his previous position of production supervisor where he was responsible for warranty and fabrication.

Caban will continue to be in charge of all his previous responsibilities and is looking forward to adding this new facet to his daily activities.

Caban has been with the company for nearly four years.

Published in the November 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

US Ecology, Inc. declared that stockholders of record on October 21, 2016 will receive a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per common share.

The company currently has 21.7 million shares outstanding and estimates that approximately $3.9 million in cash will be paid out for the declared quarterly dividend.

Published in the November 2016 Edition of American Recycler News