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TJM Capital Partners has acquired Builtrite Handlers from Northshore Manufacturing. The business will operate under a new name, Builtrite Manufacturing, and will continue to design and manufacture the brand’s market leading material handler and attachment products. All administrative and manufacturing operations will remain in Two Harbors, Minnesota in a facility leased from Northshore.

Builtrite Manufacturing’s management team includes members with extensive experience in the heavy construction equipment and attachment industries. Tom Cavallin recently assumed the role of president and chief executive officer, Uwe Kausch has been appointed senior vice president, sales and marketing, and Bill Van Sant will serve as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. Subsequent to the sale, Northshore’s founder, John Anderson, will be retained as a consultant to Builtrite Manufacturing.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, disclosed that TransPro Equipment Sales is now the sole and exclusive dealer for the entire state of Georgia.

In late 2013, TransPro Equipment Sales, LLC became an official dealer for Petersen Industries in Georgia with the exception of the northern portion of the state.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Anderson Equipment Company, a heavy equipment dealer serving customers throughout the northeastern states, has been named as the authorized distributor of Sennebogen material handlers for all of upstate New York.

Anderson’s New York general manager, John Park, expects that taking on the new line will help to build on the company’s strengths throughout the state.

Park looks forward to expanding Anderson’s activity in logging, waste and river port applications, with Sennebogen machines customized for barge loading, transfer stations or dredging operations. Sennebogen’s green machines will also be welcomed by many current Anderson customers in the mining, recycling and demolition industries.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

EnviroVantage of Epping, New Hampshire continues to grow with the addition of Walk Lufkin, Nicholas Morse and Mathew Fitzpatrick to its team of estimators.

In their positions, Lufkin, Morse and Fitzpatrick will be charged with doing complete breakdowns of impending jobs which will increase the company’s capacity to create thoroughly inclusive and all-encompassing proposal presentations.

Lufkin has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an extensive background in design, estimating and sales.

Morse’s background in business and applied mathematics will match well with his need to closely interact with general c­ontractors and on-site work teams to develop more in-depth evaluations of the work to be performed and its cost, well in advance of work beginning.  

Fitzpatrick has a background in government contracting which will be an asset in preparing comprehensive and detail oriented plans that government projects require.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Genesis Attachments announces Jeff Adams has joined the company as vice president, general manager.

Previously with Waukesha Bearings/Dover Corporation for ten years, Adams progressed through senior level roles in finance, operations and general management. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of the Engineered Fluid Film Bearings business unit, the company’s largest business unit, achieving significant revenue and earnings growth. His nearly 30 years of professional experience also includes financial leadership roles in several companies including Rexnord Corporation.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Eriez® president and chief executive officer Tim Shuttleworth promoted Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-global technology. Mankosa was previously Eriez’ vice president of operations, a role he held since 2004.

Mankosa will oversee the technology interests of all Eriez products as well as future technology acquisitions.

As executive vice president-global technology, Mankosa’s responsibilities will include guiding Eriez’ product technology focus, leading the collaboration of Eriez’ technical expertise across global enterprises and directing the development of technology solutions to enhance Eriez’ strategic goals worldwide. He will report directly to Shuttleworth.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News