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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has reached a record high membership at 813 members, marking a nearly 20 percent increase in growth over the past 2

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Waste Pro USA, Inc. a large privately owned solid waste services company, has completed a $579 million recapitalization of the Longwood, Florida based company.

The new credit facility for the firm is all debt, which included an asset base loan revolving line of credit led by Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

Waste Pro, valued at more than $1 billion, had 2013 revenues of $510 million in its 8 state Southeastern U.S. footprint.

The transaction also completes and fulfills the terms of Waste Pro’s 5 year $100 million investment by Atlanta-based Roark Capital Partners.

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Atlas Copco has added 18 sales personnel to provide local expertise and support to its rental customer base. In addition to creating a local point of contact, the new sales staff helps rental centers find the right equipment to maximize fleet utilization and acts as a resource for customers by helping to arrange comprehensive financing, and providing maintenance tips and product training.

The new staff additions are part of an overall strategy to build local relationships and support with rental customers and the markets they serve. The sales support team now consists of 25 people dedicated to support the rental channel.

Published in the December 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

GGH Wyoming, LLC will open a waste management facility in Bill, Wyoming for the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

The facility, called Grasslands Environmental, is a turnkey waste management facility that is designed to serve the disposal and water needs of Wyoming’s oil and gas exploration and production industry at a single location.

The facility will include a commercial oilfield wastewater disposal facility, an industrial landfill, a non-potable water supply well and two Class I injection wells.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens recognized 13 dealers for outstanding performance during its National Dealer Conference held in Denver, Colorado.

The recipients of the awards are selected from the entire KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens dealer organization. The premier award this year was the Top Sales and Marketing Award, an honor that is only given when a dealer demonstrates extraordinary excellence. This year, Goodfellow Corporation of Boulder City, Nevada, was recognized for its dedication to the KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens product line.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Tomra Systems, ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire Greenbean Recycle Inc., a company specializing in technology for RVMs that facilitates rewards and incentives for customers and brings marketing value to retailers. The acquisition is an all-cash transaction and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The rewards technology will be integrated into TOMRA’s ReAct technology platform. ReAct is a consumer engagement system designed to enhance the recycling experience, providing rewards and incentives for the consumers using RVMs to recycle their bottles and cans. Launched in Europe earlier this year, ReAct personalizes the process of recycling, and uses social media to highlight and reward top recyclers. Today, millions of consumers already use RVMs in the U.S. and Europe across dozens of retailers to recycle, earn their deposit value and feel good about recycling.

TOMRA plans to use new and enhanced personalization technology to provide more value to its retail customers, grow organically in non-retail locations and continue to support the currently installed base in public spaces.

The Greenbean technology facilitates a retailer’s interaction with customers: Based on a consumer’s recycling habits, the retailer can provide the customer with loyalty points or coupons, and ensure the funds will be spent in the store. When recycling through an RVM, customers have the option of adding points to their store loyalty cards or gift cards.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News