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Bandit Industries continues its expansion of dealers across the U.S. with the addition of Hoistlift of Florida, based in Fort Myers. The company is known throughout south-central Florida for their unrelenting commitment to their customers.

Hoistlift of Florida will offer sales, parts and service for all Bandit hand fed chippers and stump grinders, including Bandit’s new 12XPC and 15XPC utility chippers, and the Model ZT1844, a compact and powerful track stump grinder. This is in addition to their heavy duty material handling, construction and agricultural equipment.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Industrial Magnetics, Inc.(IMI) has acquired Javelin Manufacturing of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Javelin Manufacturing specializes in eddy current separators and engineered systems found in the scrap, recycling, waste, mining and related industries.

Javelin’s experienced and dedicated staff will remain intact to serve and support the company’s rapid growth, and the Fort Wayne location will continue to operate as the primary engineering and design center for the brand. Capital investments to bolster the current testing platform, modernize assembly capabilities and create a toll processing cell are all slated for later this year.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as senior vice president, AG Services.

Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and government agencies, both in North America and worldwide. He replaces Charlie O’Brien, who announced his retirement from AEM earlier this year.

Blades served as group business development director for Meredith Corporation and as a member of the strategic leadership team for Meredith Agrimedia business unit. In addition to strategy, he has extensive experience in management, marketing, sales and research.

He joined Meredith in 2002, with previous positions including management roles at MachineryLink and Farmland Industries. He has been active in the National Agri-Marketing Association, Agribusinesss Education Foundation and Agriculture Council of America.

O’Brien announced in April his intention to retire from AEM to take care of family and a family business. He joined AEM in 2007 and prior to that held positions of increasing responsibility with John Deere Credit.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting Magnetics Co., a leader in moving, removing and holding metal, has apppointed Barry Voorhees as its product manager over metal detection. Voorhees will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of metal detection products by supporting the company’s sales team, identifying new markets and customers, improving the product and enhancing the accompanying service and warranty programs.

Based in Newton, Kansas, Voorhees draws on over 20 years of experience in Bunting Magnetics Co. in a variety of positions. Most recently, he was general manager, where he managed the entire Newton based operations team, including the inside sales group, design and engineering personnel and all manufacturing.

Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Wendt Corporation was formed on July 15, 1977 by Thomas A. Wendt to initially provide parts and service, engineering and consulting services to the scrap metal recycling industry. Although these core values remain, Thomas A Wendt’s entrepreneurial vision of becoming a manufacturer would come to fruition. Today, Wendt, still family owned and operated, has grown into a world leading manufacturer and systems integrator of automobile shredding and nonferrous separation equipment.

Throughout their 40 years, Wendt has manufactured and installed equipment all over the world.

Published in the September 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting Magnetics Co., a magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution company, announced the appointment of Bill Wagner to the company’s executive leadership team as the chief financial officer. Wagner brings two decades of experience to Bunting Magnetics, including an extensive background in accounting and finance in the manufacturing sector.

Wagner will oversee financial reporting, budgets, accounting and human resources for all Bunting Magnetics divisions: Bunting Magnetics Co. (Newton, Kansas); Bunting’s Magnet Materials Division, including its e-commerce site (Elk Grove Village, Illinois); Magnet Applications, Inc. (DuBois, Pennsylvania); and Bunting Magnetics Europe (Berkhamsted, England, including the company’s recent acquisition of Master Magnets Ltd. in Redditch, England).

Based in Newton, Kansas, Wagner draws on over 20 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, forecasting and analysis. Most recently, he was chief financial officer at Physicians Development Group/Axiom Healthcare, a developer/operator of world-class senior healthcare facilities. His experience also reaches into manufacturing as the assistant corporate controller for Spirit Aerosystems, a manufacturer of aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers.

Published in the September 2017 Edition of American Recycler News