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Roll Rite, LLC relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations to a 68,000 sq.ft. facility in Gladwin, Michigan.

Roll Rite chief executive officer Brad Templeman, announced to distributors and OEMs, “Our decision to relocate to a larger facility aligns with Roll-Rite’s strategic direction to expand our geographic reach and application scope in designing and manufacturing state of the art automated tarp systems for the global heavy duty trucking industry serving the construction, governmental, agriculture, waste and recycling markets.”

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Genesis Attachments has promoted Justin Palvere to national account manager - demolition.

In this newly formed role, Palvere, previously the Genesis Southeast regional manager, will develop, manage and maintain programs and services designed to meet the needs of demolition contractors.

Palvere will also continue in his regional manager role until a successor is named.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Newalta Corporation disclosed that the board of directors has appointed John Barkhouse as president and chief executive officer and to the board of directors, to succeed Al Cadotte, current president and chief executive officer, effective November 10, 2014. Cadotte will remain on Newalta’s board until the annual general meeting in 2015. In addition, Cadotte will work with Barkhouse to ensure a seamless leadership transition.

Barkhouse is a seasoned executive with extensive experience building and growing companies in North America and internationally. He brings deep engineering, planning and operational expertise to the role at Newalta. Most recently, he held the position of president of Bredero Shaw, A ShawCor Company, based in Houston, Texas. Bredero Shaw is the world’s leading producer of pipeline coating solutions for the oil, gas and water industries. Prior to that he was the senior vice president, Americas & Global Operations of Bredero Shaw. Before joining ShawCor, he was vice president, operations for Irving Shipbuilding and held progressively senior roles with Caterpillar, and was most recently managing director for Caterpillar India Private Ltd.

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MHG, the holding company for biopolymer entities Meredian Inc. and DaniMer Scientific, disclosed that Michael N. Mang has joined the company and will be taking on the role of director of materials technology.

Mang joins the team with more than 28 years of experience in the polymer industry, including developing commercial scale processes for polymers. He has a successful track record in both start-up industrial biotechnology and global chemical company settings. In addition to his experience, Mang has an extensive list of publications he co-authored.

Prior to joining MHG, Mang served as the director of product technology and application development at Myriant Corporation, an industrial biotechnology company. During his tenure, he recognized possible new market opportunities and implemented a go-to market strategy for their new bio-based product. This subsequently led to an increase in their potential growth from $100 million to nearly $1 billion.

In addition to his time at Myriant, Mang was the director of product development for specialty products at Natureworks, LLC, a company that commercialized plastics made from renewable resources. For 12 years, he also organized and created new technology development plans to promote capital investments in polymer products for The Dow Chemical Company.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Republic Services, Inc. disclosed the acquisition of one of Southern California’s largest independent solid waste companies, Rainbow Disposal Co., Inc. The transaction further enhances Republic’s Southern California footprint, and reinforces the company’s growth strategy to expand its operations through targeted, accretive acquisitions.

Republic has acquired Rainbow’s state-of-the-art business and facilities, which include hauling routes in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Westminster, Orange County, Newport Beach and Irvine as well as a recycling facility, a transfer station, a compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station, and a vehicle fleet,  powered by CNG.

As part of the transaction, the primary principals at Rainbow, Jerry Moffatt and Jeff Snow, have joined Republic Services and will lead a newly created business unit of the company based at the Huntington Beach campus. Republic’s new business unit will continue to serve residential and commercial customers, providing waste collection, transfer, disposal, diversified material recovery/recycling and organic composting.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Matt Osborne has joined Vecoplan, LLC as a territory manager in their Mobile Division. Osborne will be responsible for overseeing sales of Vecoplan’s Mobile Shredding Systems to the document destruction industry. He will also work as a liaison between secure destruction providers and Vecoplan’s research, development and engineering team, in their ongoing Shred Truck innovations and improvements program.

As innovations are implemented, Osborne will collaborate with Vecoplan’s marketing department to introduce these advances to the marketplace. Prior to joining Vecoplan, Osborne was city manager at DR Horton where he managed day-to-day operations, coordinating the activities of sales, construction, customer service, acquisitions and administration. He brings 11 years of experience to his new position.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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