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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

Anthony Laslavic is now a regional sales manager (RSM) and national accounts manager for Fuchs material handlers. In his new position, Laslavic will work closely with customers and the entire Fuchs sales team to strengthen distribution of the material handler line throughout North America, particularly at the national account level.

Prior to joining Fuchs, Laslavic handled distributor and national account development for Sennebogen, where he was held responsible for introducing the material handler line to the North American market. He also worked in the management development program with Konecranes, where he began as a technician in the field and worked his way up to managing the lifting equipment manufacturer’s northeast branch.

Laslavic will work with national account customers and Fuchs distributors from a field office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

ACT Construction Equipment, based in Charleston, North Carolina, has joined Bandit Industries’ growing network of authorized dealers. ACT is stocking Bandit’s compact line with a wide range of hand fed chippers and stumpers in stock and ready to show and demonstrate. They are trained to service hand fed chippers and stump grinders.

ACT has been in business for more than 40 years with locations in North Carolina – Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Wilmington.

Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of assets of Tatum Sanitation, based in Canton, Georgia.

The acquisition included vehicles and residential customers in Cherokee County, Georgia and will be operated out of their existing Atlanta North facility.

Published in the April 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Mary Ann Schmidt has joined the business development team of Commonwealth Computer Recycling LLC (CCR). Schmidt will extend CCR’s geographic reach to Central Pennsylvania, where she has built a reputable client base over the last 10 years.

Schmidt previously owned and operated a computer repair and e-waste collection business based in Seward, Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, CCR operates a DEP permitted and R2 certified recycling facility, and in 2014 opened a transfer station in Aston, Pennsylvania, in partnership with Elwyn Industries.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News