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Scott McCandless, president of Aurora, Colorado based McCandless Truck Center, LLC, was named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year. The national award focuses on excellence in dealership performance, as well as industry and community leadership.

McCandless started his career at his father’s International Truck dealership in Las Vegas in 1972. By holding positions in almost every department of the dealership, McCandless had the opportunity to learn the business from the ground up.

As a member of the International Truck Product Advisory Board, McCandless played a role in the development and launch of the International ProStar®, and he previously served as the chairman of the International Truck Executive Dealer Council.

In the community, McCandless has served as president of the Fremont County Rotary Club and a member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce.

McCandless has been recognized with numerous corporate and industry awards, including the International Truck Circle of Excellence, Warranty Efficiency Award, Service Dwell Time Award, and Diamond Club Parts Sales Achievement Award.

Published in the March 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

UniCarriers Americas Corporation, a manufacturer of material handling equipment, made several management changes at its first factory-owned dealership, New England Industrial Truck, Inc. (NEIT), headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts. Effective January 2015, Tim Haraden will be appointed to general manager.

Haraden has been general branch manager at NEIT’s Woburn branch since October 2014. He supervised day-to-day branch operations, business activities and developed strategic positioning for the dealership’s used and rental businesses. Haraden brings more than 25 years of experience, holding general manager positions at Cummins Northeast, Blue Rhino and Kinetic Concepts. He also served as a U.S. Naval officer and is a graduate of The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina.

Bill Leavitt, sales manager at NEIT, Finley Gregory, NEIT Connecticut branch manager, and George Taylor, NEIT Maine branch manager, will report directly to Haraden in his new role.  

Haraden will report to James J. Radous III, executive vice president, sales, UniCarriers Americas, who presides over UniCarriers Americas’ retail operations.

Dick Rossi, who has been at NEIT since 1972 and has held various positions including president, and more recently general manager, will transition into a newly created role of sales consultant.

Published in the March 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Lehigh Technologies and Liberty Tire Recycling have partnered to offer the asphalt industry rubber modified asphalt (RMA). Under the terms of the agreement, Liberty Tire Recycling will provide sales, service and support for Rheopave RMA systems in selected regions in North America.

Rheopave additive technology is a patented blend of polymers and other components developed specifically to enhance the performance of rubber powders in RMA systems.

 Published in the March 2015 Edition of American Recycler News


Liebherr Construction Equipment has added Delta Industrial Services as a new dealer.

Delta Industrial Services, Inc. was founded in 1997 by long time Alaskans that bring together 95 years of arctic experience to Liebherr contractors and customers involved in large scale earthworks, oil fields, mining, road construction and equipment logistics.

Delta Industrial Services, Inc. headquarters sits near the Delta River at the intersection of the Richardson Highway and the Alaska Highway in the city of Delta Junction. Its team consists of a group of 45 professionals. The company owns 53 acres of property and 50,000 sq.ft. of shop, warehouse and office space among the 3 dealership locations in Fairbanks and Delta Junction.

Liebherr’s regional business manager, Doug Fletcher, will work closely with all three Delta’s locations to help them successfully introduce the Liebherr line to their extensive customer base.

Published in the March 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

BigBelly Solar disclosed that the Alliance for Downtown New York recently undertook a major expansion of its use of solar-powered Bigbelly waste and recycling units. The Alliance through a public-private partnership with Vector Media increased the number of high-tech recycling bins from 16 to 174. In making the purchase of the units possible, Vector Media becomes the exclusive partner for the units’ exteriors.

The Bigbelly stations allow for waste disposal, and recycling of paper or plastic and glass at each specified bin. Solar power drives the units’ compacting capabilities, while remote monitoring via wireless technology notifies staff when units require emptying.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

The Timken Company has reached agreement with ERIKS NV to acquire the assets of Revolvo Ltd., a specialty bearing company based in Dudley, U.K. Revolvo makes and markets ball and roller bearings for industrial applications in process and heavy industries. The company’s split roller bearing housed units are widely used by mining, power generation, food and beverage, pulp and paper, metals, cement, marine and waste-water end users. In 2013, Revolvo posted sales of approximately $8.3 million.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News