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Zimmer America formed a new company for recycling solutions – Zimmer America Recycling Solutions. The new company was formed in the first half of 2014 to meet the growing demand for state-of-the-art recycling machinery, which is built to meet the highest of quality standards. Zimmer America Recycling Solutions is located in South Carolina.

Zimmer America Recycling Solutions is a technology solutions provider for MRFs, PRFs, PET bottle washing and sorting, and extrusion machinery.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Ken Korney has joined Harris Waste Management Group, Inc., where he will serve as a regional sales manager.

In his new position, Korney will be responsible for leading all Harris sales efforts in support of product and market development for Harris’ non-ferrous equipment and Harris distributors. Korney’s sales region includes Eastern Kentucky, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, Michigan, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

OBC Baling Equipment has added two new baler brands to their product offering. Both IPS and American Baler have selected OBC to be their exclusive dealer for Ohio and portions of other surrounding Midwest states. This latest expansion allows OBC to serve customers with an even more precise match of equipment to need.

OBC Baling Equipment now sells, services and supports IPS, American Baler, Harris and Max-Pak Balers, along with a broad offering of other recycling-related equipment. OBC Used Equipment, and OBC Rigging, two other companies under the OBC brand, further enhance customer options by offering quality pre-owned inventory, and installation, reconditioning and relining services for existing equipment.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Metalico, Inc. reported that Cary M. Grossman, a veteran scrap metal recycling executive, has been elected to the company’s board of directors.

Grossman is the president of Shoreline Capital Advisors, Inc., an investment and merchant banking firm he co-founded in 2011. His addition will bring the board’s membership to its currently authorized maximum of six directors. He has also been appointed to the board’s audit committee.

Grossman was the chief financial officer of Blaze Recycling & Metals, LLC, a scrap metal recycler with nine facilities in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, from 2007 through 2009 and a full-time consultant to Blaze thereafter through February 2011. More recently he served as Blaze’s interim chief executive officer. Prior to 2007 he worked in a variety of senior executive positions with various public and private concerns in several industries.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Tarkett, a flooring and sports surface solutions company, has partnered with E.J. Welch Company, Inc. as their newest consolidator for their ReStart™ Recycling and Reclamation Program. E.J. Welch will serve Illinois, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Eastern Missouri, helping to make it easier for contractors and other members of a design/build team to return installation waste material, ultimately lessening the overall impact on the environment.

E.J. Welch joins a growing group of North American distributors who have shown their commitment to recycling and reuse by becoming a consolidator and helping to facilitate the ReStart program.

Tarkett focuses on end of use rather than end of life and aims to transform waste into resources for new products of equal or better quality. The company’s ReStart Recycling and Reclamation Program allows commercial flooring job scrap (rubber, vinyl and linoleum tile and sheet, wall base, floor finishing accessories and tread-cuttings) to be collected and returned to Tarkett to be repurposed or recycled.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities welcomed the addition of two new members to its board of directors – Andrea Tuttle of Arcata, California, and John T. Cooper, Jr. of College Station, Texas.

In addition, two members were re-elected for three-year terms – John Kulhavi of White Lake, Michigan, and Jim Hoolihan of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Officers being re-elected to terms for 2015 are Tamar Datan, vice chair of Leesburg, Virginia; and Jon Voigtman, treasurer of Summit, New Jersey. John Weaver of Augusta, Georgia continues as the board chairman for the second year of a two year term.

Tuttle, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, is an independent consultant. Tuttle currently serves as chair of the board of directors of the Pacific Forest Trust and consults in South East Asia and China on sustainable forest management and climate change.

Cooper holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and is an associate professor of the Practice, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, and director of the Texas Target Communities Program, Texas A&M University. He is a former program director with MDC, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina, and past planning specialist with the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News