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Petersen Industries, Inc. recently honored Heil of Texas as their 2013 Dealer of the Year. Petersen presents this prestigious award to the dealer who sells the most Lightning Loader® units for the prior year throughout their nationwide network.

Company vice president, Sam Petersen, presented Larry Davis, the owner of Heil of Texas, with a personalized trophy at Waste Expo held in Atlanta, Georgia. Heil of Texas is the only Petersen dealer who has been awarded this distinction more than 10 times in the history of the dealer recognition program.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Novelis Inc. has completed the sale of its North American consumer foil products business to Reynolds Consumer Products LLC for $33.75 million. The transaction includes foil manufacturing plants in Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, BC, in addition to sales offices and distribution facilities in other locations.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Britton Industries, headquartered in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, will expand with a new location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Britton Industries, a provider of organic mulch and compost, is proud of its 100 percent recovery rate of the recyclable material brought into each of its facilities and there is no leftover material sent to landfills.

The new Philadelphia location is in the Northeast at 8901 Torresdale Avenue. It is open and fully operational accepting soils, concrete, trees, brush, leaves, clean lumber and pallets for recycling. There is a small supply store on site along with sales of Britton Recycled products including screened topsoil, crushed concrete, crushed stone, mason sand and mulch.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Kormann Rockster Recycler GmbH entered into an agreement with two industry recycle veterans to form Rockster Recycler North America and bring its line of products to North America. These include Rockster Recycler’s patented jaw/impactor duplex system and its electric hybrid crushing and screening plant. Partners Stu Gamble and Brian Barlow and their team are in the process of selling direct as they develop and support a recycle, demolition and aggregate focused independent dealer network throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Stu Gamble has developed and managed North American sales for several years with various market-related mobile and track-mounted equipment manufacturers, and Brian Barlow and his company Barlow Strategic Sales & Marketing have provided sales development and marketing services to several recycle and aggregate equipment manufacturers since 1991.

The new headquarters is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with the Parts & Service Center located in Webster, Massachusetts.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Morbark, Inc. has promoted Larry Voelker to vice president of engineering and product development. Over the past two and half years, Voelker has served as director of engineering responsible for the planning and implementation of all engineering activities and providing the strategic technical leadership in continuous improvement of equipment and process capability.

Prior to joining Morbark, Voelker’s extensive experience includes engineering, program and business manager positions at Moog – QuickSet International; IMM, Inc. and AAR Mobility Systems.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Republic Services, Inc. has named Robert A. Maruster, executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer, responsible for the company’s expansive field operations, which include 170 business units encompassing 29,000 employees across 39 states and Puerto Rico; 336 collection operations; 199 transfer stations; 190 active landfill operations; and 64 recycling facilities. Additionally, Maruster will be responsible for safety & environmental compliance; operations support; and fleet management, which encompasses the eighth largest vocational truck fleet in the country. He will report to president and chief executive officer, Don Slager.

Maruster is joining Republic from JetBlue Airways Corporation where he was the airline’s EVP, chief operating officer, a position he assumed in 2009. In this role, he was responsible for the safe and reliable operations of nearly 900 daily flights to over 85 cities in 16 countries with a mixed fleet of 200 aircraft. He joined JetBlue in 2005 and held key leadership positions.

Prior to JetBlue, Maruster held a variety of leadership roles at Delta Air Lines, including running the Atlanta hub as vice president, operations and customer service.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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