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The wire manufacturing firm Encore Wire Corp., headquartered in McKinney, Texas, has announced plans for a 250,000-square-foot expansion to its existing aluminum wire manufacturing plant in McKinney. The company’s aluminum wire manufacturing plant presently measures 200,000 square feet. Encore says... Read More...
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Upland, Indiana-based Avis Industrial Corp., a privately held company with 10 subsidiaries throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, has acquired IPS Balers Inc., Baxley, Georgia, from the CP Group, San Diego. IPS Balers is a manufacturer of ferrous, nonferrous, plastics and mixed fiber... Read More...
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General Kinematics (GK), a vibratory equipment manufacturer based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has introduced an engineered SXS screen, which it says is the first of its kind in the industry. GK says the side-by-side screen is engineered to move less-dense, soft materials that typically does not... Read More...
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National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has added John Haudenshield as the association’s director of safety, according to Sharon Kneiss, president and CEO of the association. Haudenshield will work with stakeholders to address industry safety issues and expand the association’s... Read More...
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Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that his office has obtained a judgment against the scrap metal company Metals America LLC, as well as company owner Harvey Siegel, which requires the parties to pay $20,000 in forfeitures, court costs and mandatory surcharges for violating... Read More...
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Container First Services (CFS), a subsidiary of Waste Services Industries LLC, has completed the acquisition of Mark Dunning Industries (MDI), a hauling company headquartered in Dothan, Alabama. “Mark Dunning has built a business with a similar service mission to CFS: To help our customers grow... Read More...
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Genesis Attachments, based in Superior, Wisconsin, has announced that its GSG scrap grapples are now available in 10 sizes. The company says the scrap grapples range in capacity from 0.5 cubic yards to 2.5 cubic yards and fit material handlers from 20 to 80 metric tons, thereby meeting a range of... Read More...
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An explosion at an aluminum wheel factory in Kunshan, China, on Saturday, August 2, has claimed more than 70 lives within the first 48 hours of the blast.   More than 200 people also have been injured at the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co Ltd. factory, which supplies General Motors and other... Read More...
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The ALBA Group, an environmental services, recycling and raw materials trading firm headquartered in Berlin, is realigning its Interseroh division. To accomplish this, ALBA Group will structure Interseroh under four divisions: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Rethink. ALBA reports that the restructuring... Read More...
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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C., and Earth911 have jointly released the results of an online poll indicating that more than 60 percent of the respondents may not understand what types of plastics are recyclable. More than 1,100 people took part in the poll... Read More...
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The assets of Omaha Paper Stock (OPS), a paper recycling firm that operated in Omaha, Nebraska, for more than 75 years, have been sold to International Paper, Memphis, Tennessee. The assets acquired by IP include a 55,000-square-foot recycling facility located on seven acres, plus processing and... Read More...
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The Tegro Group, based in Hong Kong, has launched a dense media separator (DMS) designed to be customizable, so that customers have a wider range of options to treat different types of materials. The company says the turnkey plant offers these features:    customizable and flexible turnkey design... Read More...
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Nucor Corp., headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced that Keith Grass, executive vice president of operations and CEO of The David J. Joseph Co., (DJJ) Cincinnati, will retire effective Sept. 12, 2014. Nucor is the parent company of DJJ. Grass joined DJJ in 1978 as a broker and... Read More...
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DS Smith, a paper, packaging and paper recycling firm headquartered in the United Kingdom, has acquired the remaining 50 percent of the Italian recycling company Italmaceri Srl it did not already own. DS Smith acquired its existing 50 percent of Italmaceri, the second largest recycling company in... Read More...
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SITA, a subsidiary of the waste and recycling firm Suez Environnement, based in Paris, has inaugurated a new plastics sorting line at its facility in Bayonne, France. The official inauguration was attended by Jean-René Etchegaray, Mayor of Bayonne, and Yann Vincent, CEO of SITA’s Recycling Division... Read More...
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American Electric Power recently commemorated the opening of a new appliance recycling facility in Groveport, Ohio. The facility was built and is being operated by JACO Environmental, Mill Creek, Washington, and has been designed to handle refrigerators and freezers. At the facility JACO removes... Read More...
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World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) stands at 137 million metric tons for June 2014, an increase of 3.1 percent compared to June 2013. Confirming the improvement in steel markets, Worldsteel adds that world crude steel production... Read More...
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Duesmann & Hensel Recycling (D&H), a company that specializes in catalytic converter recycling efforts, headquartered in Aschaffenburg, Germany, has announced that as of July 1, 2014, the company will be managed by Clemens Hensel, Thomas Hensel and Oliver Krestin. Clemens Hensel, who joined... Read More...
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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, D.C., has released its June 2014 domestic paperboard figures. For the month of June the AF&PA notes that total boxboard production increased 1.2 percent when compared to June 2013 and decreased 0.6 percent from May, 2014.... Read More...
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The equipment company Steinert, based in Cologne, Germany, has introduced its Fines ISS (induction sorting system) with Argos C technology to the recycling industry. The company notes that the system allows users to extract metals pieces smaller than three-eighths-inch. Steinert adds that it... Read More...

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