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Granutech-Saturn Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas, has appointed Bogota, Colombia-based MSA Group and its Recycling Division as its distributor for Central and South America, excluding Mexico. MSA Group also has regional offices in Brazil. The MSA Group will represent Granutech-Saturn’s product... Read More...
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BACE, a manufacturer of vertical balers and compactors headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has hired Gregory Leon as its senior vice president of sales and marketing. Leon (pictured at right) has more than 25 years of experience with manufacturing firms in the recycling and waste equipment... Read More...
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Walmart, Bentonville, Arkansas, has joined up with CEOs from more than a dozen companies to sign commitments designed to “accelerate innovation in recycling and sustainable agriculture.” The pledges were announced during Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo (click here to watch video of a... Read More...
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The Danish firm Genan has opened a tire recycling facility in Houston, which, the company says, is the largest of its type in the world. The facility will be able to process 100,000 tons of tires yearly. The company invested about $140 million at the plant. Genan says the factory is the first step... Read More...
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Cascade Cart Solutions, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has announced the launch of CartLogic, a web-based, cloud-managed software solution for tracking, maintaining and reporting on waste, recycling and organics cart fleets. The company launched CartLogic at the WasteExpo show, held April 28 to... Read More...
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The board of directors of Rumpke Waste & Recycling has named William J. Rumpke Jr. president and CEO of the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company, effective immediately. He previously served as the company’s chief operating officer. “The decision was unanimous,” says Doug Gowland, a member of Rumpke’s... Read More...
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A federal jury in Portland has determined that Continental Casualty Co. and its subsidiary should pay $8.6 million to cover costs incurred by Portland's Schnitzer Steel Industries to comply with regulators who oversee the Portland Harbor Superfund site, according to The Oregonian.   Click here to... Read More...
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Customers seeking electronics recycling services likely will be assured by all potential recyclers that their companies are doing things properly. Panelists at a session at the 2014 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) Convention & Exposition said facility certification provides... Read More...
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By the beginning of 2015, auto shredding facilities have a new, more stringent requirement on their hands. It is the European Union’s End of Life Vehicles (ELV) directive, which requires that as of 1 January 2015, the recycling and recovery rate for end-of-life vehicles be at a level of 95%. And of... Read More...
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The Cleveland-based company Ohio Baler Co. (OBC) has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Iris Mec’s line of recycling equipment. Iris Mec, headquartered in Italy, manufactures equipment for the auto recycling industry. OBC will manage the sales and service of Iris Mec’s product line... Read More...
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The U.K.-based company Axion Polymers has officially opened new testing facilities at its Manchester, U.K. end-of-life vehicle recycling facility. The company says that the Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP) will help companies in the country to reach the European Union’s 95 percent... Read More...
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The role of global trade in the ferrous scrap and steel industries as well as the potential effects of increased direct reduced iron (DRI) production were topics of discussion at the Ferrous Spotlight session at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) 2014 Convention &... Read More...
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Joest Inc., based in Glen Ellyn, Ill., has added RJ Bordner as applications engineer. Bordner will be responsible for helping Joest customers find the right equipment for their needs and also for ensuring continuous product technology development for the company. Most recently, Bordner served as... Read More...
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Document container manufacturer Jake, Connor & Crew Inc., with North American headquarters in Kitchener, Ontario, has announced a strategic partnership with Doug Hill, owner and president of EcoVision Environmental, a supplier of waste and recycling containers for a variety of industry sectors... Read More...
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An unwelcome interruption attracted national attention at the closing keynote session of the 2014 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) Annual Convention, held in Las Vegas in April. The closing session featured former first lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.... Read More...
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Global finished and primary aluminum prices have been relatively stable in the past 12 months, but aluminum in the U.S. Midwest has gained in value, providing one of many market curiosities discussed by Aluminum Spotlight session panelists at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI)... Read More...
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United Kingdom-based plastics recycling firm Closed Loop Recycling has officially opened a new plastic milk jug processing line at its Dagenham, England, facility. The company, which claims it is the first in the world to recycle both PET and HDPE bottles into food-grade material for food and drink... Read More...
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Wendt Corporation, Buffalo, New York, reports that it has commissioned an upgraded nonferrous separation system at Interstate Shredding, LLC, located in Girard, Ohio.   According to Wendt, the upgrade was tied to Interstate’s goal to expand its plant and help maximize the value of the products... Read More...
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Back row, from left: Zach Fatigante, Dave Huebel (Eriez), Nancy Bower, Walt LeMunyon and Dave Meyer. Front row from left: Charlie Ingram (Eriez) and Joe Hareza. Hareza Technical Sales Inc. of McMurray, Pa., has received the 2013 Merwin Sales Award from equipment company Eriez of Erie, Pa.. The... Read More...
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From left, Jerry Simms, then-chairman of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, with Harry Squires, Greg Schnitzer, Paula Esty, Colin Kelly and Michael Kirschman of Schnitzer Steel. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), has presented its Safe Driver of the Year Award to Harry... Read More...

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