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Three suppliers of scrap recycling equipment have formed a joint venture and launched a new company to serve the recycling industry. The new company, 3TEK Global, incorporates product engineering, manufacturing and product support from Granutech-Saturn Systems, Peninsula Equipment and Riverside Engineering. Headquarters are located in Grand Prairie, Texas.

3TEK Global was created to bring the next line of hammermill shredders and related downstream separation equipment to the small and medium sized yards processing less than 50 tons per hour.

One of South America’s specialists in forestry equipment has been named to represent the full line of Sennebogen purpose-built material handlers in Uruguay.

Roman Soluciones Forestales, based in Montevideo, Uruguay, has been added to the firm’s network of distributors. Roman will support customers in Uruguay’s logging industry, as well as those involved with scrap, waste, recycling and port activities.

Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Paul Schuitt has joined JWC Environmental as the western regional sales manager for the municipal wastewater market.

Schuitt brings over 31 years of operations and maintenance experience in the water and wastewater industry and 16 years of equipment sales, service and consulting as principal of GPS Environmental, LLC. Prior to joining JWC Environmental, Schuitt managed a number of advanced water and wastewater system in challenging environments throughout Alaska and Arizona. In addition, he has provided troubleshooting and consulting services for utilities throughout Alaska.

Schuitt holds level IV certifications in water treatment and wastewater treatment, a Level I certification in wastewater collection and a Level I certification in water distribution in Alaska and Arizona.

Schuitt will be based out of Phoenix, Arizona.

Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Yard Works has completed the acquisition of Waltrip Recycling, Inc.’s assets.

This marks the Richmond-based landscape product company’s expansion into the Greater Williamsburg area, with its sixth retail location. Yard Works will begin servicing former Waltrip residential and commercial clients immediately, by bringing its brands of mulch and other land improvement products and services to the market. Yard Works is Central Virginia’s leading manufacturer of landscape products, providing recycling and land clearing services.

“Yard Works is very excited about expanding our operations into Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown,” said Yard Works chief operating officer Robbie Urbine.

To bolster operations at the Williamsburg retail location, Yard Works will be adding new staff, services and products.

Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, has added Virginia Public Works Equipment (VPWE) to their expanding dealer network. They are now the exclusive Petersen Industries’ dealer for all of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Petersen is excited about the prospect of growth in this territory with VPWE’s determined management and sales team.

Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Disclosed that Dan Pio, Executive vice president and chief integration officer, has been appointed chief executive officer. Joseph Quarin is stepping down from the role of president and chief executive officer and from the company’s board of directors to pursue other opportunities. The chief executive officer succession follows Progressive Waste Solutions’ announcement that Quarin planned to step down during the integration period of the company’s proposed combination with Waste Connections Inc.

Pio, who has been leading the company’s integration efforts for the combination with Waste Connections, will now also assume primary responsibility for Progressive Waste Solutions’ operations. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.

Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News