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Rumpke has selected Greg Beamer as regional vice president for the company’s Southern market.

Beamer will oversee daily operations of waste, recycling and portable restroom services in more than 30 counties throughout Kentucky and Indiana. His 42 year waste industry career includes several Rumpke management roles in Cleveland and Cincinnati. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Louisville and served in the U.S. Navy.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), located in Burnham, Illinois, has acquired the auto shredding operation of 360 Degree Metal Recycling, Inc. and full-service scrap yard in New Carlisle, Indiana.  The facility will enable SMS to cost-effectively transport shredder feedstock scrap including vehicles and obsolete scrap from its Northwest Indiana and Chicago, Illinois retail facilities and auto operations.

SMS plans to sell and ship the shredded ferrous scrap to steel mills in the Midwest for remelting into new steel products. The metallic shredder residue will be sent to SMS’s non-ferrous division’s recently opened heavy media plant in Blue Island, Illinois for further separation of the metals recovered in the shredding process.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

LanzaTech, a carbon recycling company, appointed Gregg Clevenger as chief financial officer. In his role, Clevenger has overall responsibility for leading all aspects of corporate finance for LanzaTech.

Clevenger was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer of GXS Corporation, a B2B integration cloud services provider which recently sold to Open Text Corporation for $1.2 billion. Clevenger has more than 25 years of international finance experience having served as chief financial officer and board director of both privately held and public companies across the technology and telecoms sectors and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Effective immediately, Discount Dumpsters, LLC will begin doing business as Western Elite.

Western Elite, a recycling and waste removal company in Nevada, operates a material recovery facility where customers can drop off construction debris and green waste.

Western Elite also provides options of several sizes of dumpsters including front load recycling services for businesses throughout Clark County. While there may be some overlap as the rebranding of equipment and signage occurs, there will be no change in ownership or personnel.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting Magnetics Co., producer of precision magnetic products, has named Alicia Wieder general manager of its Magnet Materials Division in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Wieder holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Illinois Benedictine College.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

The board of directors of Nucor Corporation declared the regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.37 per share on Nucor’s common stock. This cash dividend is payable on November 10, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 30, 2014, and is Nucor’s 166th consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News