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ADS Waste Holdings, Inc., operating as Advanced Disposal, disclosed that Michael K. Slattery has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel following the departure of Scott Friedlander who recently left Advanced Disposal to pursue other opportunities. Slattery will serve as a member of the executive committee and as corporate secretary.

Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, Slattery most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel for Veolia Environmental Services North America for eight years with responsibility for the management of the law department and all legal affairs in North America. Prior to joining Veolia, Slattery served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Fruit of the Loom, Inc. with responsibility for the management of legal affairs throughout North America, Canada, Europe, North Africa and Latin America. Prior to Fruit of the Loom, he served as vice president and general counsel for Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. and as general counsel for several major North and Latin American operating divisions for Waste Management, Inc. over his 15 year career with Waste Management.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Hendrickson has acquired the leaf spring and stabilizer segments from the Austrian Frauenthal Group along with a number of their subsidiaries in Europe.

“This acquisition of this business will enable us to broaden our footprint in Europe to better support our global spring customer base,” stated Gary Gerstenslager, president and chief executive officer Hendrickson. The transaction will close later this year.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Unifi, Inc. is expanding its Repreve Recycling Center, which opened in Yadkinville, North Carolina in May 2010. Recycling capacity at the Repreve Recycling Center will increase from 42 million pounds to 72 million pounds, annually. This increase is being driven by demand from new customer adoptions with companies such as Ford, The North Face, Nike, Volcom and Patagonia.

The expansion is expected to create 10 new jobs including 2 salary shift managers, 4 hourly operators and 4 hourly material handlers. The recent $5 million capital expenditure brings the total investment in the Repreve Recycling Center, since its opening in 2010, to $15 million.

The largest and fastest growing segments for Repreve continue to be apparel and automotive. The expansion increases the availability of Repreve product offerings such as lower deniers that support lighter-weight fashion trends, FR Flame Retardant yarns and WaterWise™ color technology.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Masaba, a bulk handling equipment manufacturer, has added Steve Nelson to their marketing department as a marketing specialist. In his new role, Nelson will plan and produce articles, write and edit promotional products, coordinate trade show activities and increase the company’s social media presence.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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TransForce Inc. disclosed that Matrec, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransForce, has acquired the majority of assets of Veolia E.S. Matières Résiduelles Inc. operating under the name of Veolia Solid Waste Canada.

In the last 12 months, Veolia Solid Waste Canada generated annual revenues of more than $30.0 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of more than $5.0 million. The purchase price of $25.0 million, excluding estimated working capital of $5.0 million, represents an Enterprise Value to trailing 12-month EBITDA multiple of less than 5.5 times.

Veolia Solid Waste Canada has been operating in the Quebec City, Montreal and the Beauce regions for more than 40 years. It offers collection, transportation, disposal and recycling of trash and industrial waste to municipalities, as well as to commercial and industrial customers.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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ReCommunity has acquired the assets of JFD Associates. The addition of JFD’s facility in Farmingdale is ReCommunity’s fifth processing operation in New Jersey. ReCommunity provides service to dozens of haulers and more than 110 communities across the Garden State.

JFD has operated this facility for more than 10 years.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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