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Weitsman Recycling has acquired the assets of Murtagh Scrap Handling, located in Rome, New York. The yard is in a prime location, between Syracuse and Utica in the heart of Oneida County. The deal is expected to be finalized in January and will open as Ben Weitsman of Rome at that time. Weitsman has big plans for the new location, calling it his most strategic location acquired to date.

Weitsman has unveiled a three million dollar plan, which will begin immediately, to renovate the yard including new buildings, new equipment, paving the entire facility, new fencing and landscaping. Ben Weitsman of Rome will be open seven days a week and will expand its hours as a convenience to its customers. Existing employees will be retained and an additional 10 jobs will be created once the retail feeder yard formally opens under new ownership. The acquisition comes as Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling gets ready to open its second shredder in New Castle, Pennsylvania in early 2015.

Murtagh Scrap Handling is a privately held company that was established in 1986 by the Murtagh family. After 28 years of family ownership, Murtagh feels Weitsman is the best fit for acquisition given Weitsman’s reputation as a good neighbor in the locations in which they operate.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Bill Rumpke III has been named operations manager for Rumpke Waste & Recycling, representing the fourth generation of Rumpke family members taking leadership in the company.

In his new position, Bill Rumpke will oversee daily operations of waste, recycling and portable restroom services in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Previously, Bill Rumpke worked in Columbus, Ohio, where he managed residential services for 300,000 house-holds including the company’s largest municipal contract. His responsibilities included recruitment, training and evaluation of 120 drivers and supervisors. He has also worked as a laborer, driver, route auditor and supervisor.

Rumpke attended Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics while playing Division I baseball.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

The Timken Company’s board of directors has elected Maria A. Crowe a director of the company for a term that expires at its May 2015 annual meeting. The election brings The Timken Company board to 11 directors.

Crowe currently serves as president of manufacturing operations for Eli Lilly and Company, a $23 billion global healthcare leader based in Indianapolis.  

Crowe joined Lilly in 1982 and since 2012 has led Lilly’s global manufacturing network comprised of more than 20 sites on 5 continents. She also is responsible for Lilly’s contract manufacturing organization. Previously, Crowe was senior vice president for global drug product manufacturing. She also served as vice president for drug product manufacturing in the U.S. and Latin America; was general manager of the Kinsale, Ireland, plant; served as general manager of Lilly del Caribe in Puerto Rico, and was plant manager of the Elanco manufacturing plant in Tippecanoe, Indiana.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Weitsman Recycling has hired a long time veteran in the fields of operations and security. James M. Land has been hired as the chief operations officer (COO)/chief security officer (CSO) and will spearhead operational improvements and security protocol as the company continues to aggressively expand throughout the Northeast. The hire comes on the heels of ten new yards that Weitsman has built or acquired over the last few years.

As COO and CSO, Land will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations and security. In these roles, he will serve as a member of the corporate management team contributing to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices to strengthen organizational excellence and ensure that industry standards are exceeded. He will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of the organization’s corporate security vision, strategy and programs as well as the security of physical assets and information in both physical and digital form. He will also be directly involved in all aspects of the operation of all facilities providing oversight and leadership, ensuring that the highest levels of ethical conduct and professional standards are maintained by all company personnel at all times.

Prior to joining Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, Land served the people of the State of New York as a sworn member of the New York State Police for over 27 years. During his law enforcement career he rose through the ranks of trooper, investigator, sergeant, sergeant – station commander, lieutenant and captain where he gained vast investigative experience in all aspects of law enforcement, as well as, vast supervisory and leadership experience at all levels of management and command. Land was decorated with three Superintendent Commendation Awards during his law enforcement career with the New York State Police.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Genesis Attachments has named Mike Ganier as its Southeast regional manager. Covering North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, Mike brings 15 years of attachment sales experience and more than a decade of scrap and recycling industry specialization to Genesis.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Complete Recycling, a recycling firm based in San Diego, has opened its first office in the eastern United States.

Industry veteran, Kahley Malloy, will serve as the managing director of Complete Recycling’s new regional office, located in Alabama. In his new role, Malloy will be responsible for business development, vendor management and client satisfaction.

Malloy has spent over 20 years providing clients with resource management and sustainability consulting, landfill-diversion program design, and data reporting services. Prior to joining Complete Recycling, he owned a landfill diversion and spend-management consultancy, worked for Oakleaf Waste Management, and was part of Schneider Electric’s Sustainability Services Group.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News