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IROCK Crushers, a mobile screening and crushing equipment manufacturer, has added Construction & Industrial Equipment Corp., Lodi, New Jersey, to its dealer network in the Northeast region.

In addition to its headquarters in Lodi, Construction & Industrial Equipment has two other locations in the state, one in Ramsey and another in Ringwood.

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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The Timken Company’s board of directors has elected Ajita G. Rajendra a director of the company for a term that expires at its May 2015 annual meeting. The election brings The Timken Company board to 10 directors.

Rajendra serves as the chairman, president and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corp., a $2.2 billion global water technology company based in Milwaukee. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating and hydronic heating equipment.

Rajendra has held a wide range of finance, operations, marketing and executive management positions throughout his 35 year career and has broad experience serving on corporate boards. He currently serves on the board of Donaldson Company, Inc., a manufacturer of filtration products based in Minneapolis. He previously was a director of Industrial Distribution Group, Inc., from 2007 until its acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC in 2008.

Rajendra was named A. O. Smith president and chief executive officer in January 2013, and was elected chairman of the board in April 2014. He has served on the A. O. Smith board since 2011.

Prior to joining A. O. Smith in 2005, he previously served as senior vice president at Kennametal Inc., a manufacturer of cutting tools, from 1998 to 2004. He began his career in 1978 with Corning Incorporated of Corning, New York.

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Mt. Pleasant, Michigan based 3S International, an electronics processor, has named John Van Fossen president and chief operating officer.

As president and chief operating officer, Van Fossen will be responsible for overseeing the management and day-to-day operations of 3S International, along with driving the company’s growth and expansion strategy. With one facility already open and operational in Tinley Park, Illinois, 3S is actively seeking a second Midwest location. The company plans to open 6 to 10 facilities in the next 3 years.

Van Fossen comes from a role as the director of government affairs at Barnes and Thornburg, where he represented 3S International as a client and helped guide the organization through the start-up process. Van Fossen’s background also includes serving as the director of government affairs for Clark Hill PLC, serving local governments in several regions throughout Michigan, and a role as chief of staff for Congressman Peter Hoekstra.

Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Metal Logics, Inc. has officially diversified from Franklin Surplus, Inc., a recycling and total asset recovery firm based in Seymour, Indiana. The diversification grants more flexibility in the area of total scrap management.

Metal Logics, Inc. processes the metal materials while carrying out traditional demolition. Metal Logics, Inc. can then sell the scrap products, mill-direct, to ensure the highest possible net sales.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Cathy Mann has been appointed as the new Terex® Fuchs equipment Southwestern regional sales manager for Terex Construction Americas. In a territory that includes Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii, Mann now has sales and distributor development responsibilities for the complete line of Terex Fuchs material handlers, purpose-built for the lifting and reach needs of the scrap, recycling, logging and port markets. Mann has 16 years of equipment manufacturing experience in the industry.

Throughout her 16 year career with Terex Construction and ASV, a Terex legacy brand, Mann has worked in a number of roles for the company. For the past six years, Mann has served as the distributor administration manager, where she worked closely with Terex regional sales managers to establish territories and provide support for new equipment distributors.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Toter, a Wastequip brand, and a manufacturer of two-wheel curbside waste and recycling collection carts, has opened its newest manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Toter’s investment in the new 60,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility will create approximately 60 to 70 new jobs in Salt Lake City over the next 3 years. The facility will service retail customers throughout North America, as well as municipalities and haulers in the western U.S. and Canada.

For Toter’s parent company, Wastequip, the ability to locate Wastequip manufacturing facilities in areas of key customer density leads to faster service, greater product availability, and more competitive freight rates.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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