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TJM Capital Partners Announces the Acquisition of Builtrite Handlers

TJM Capital Partners has announced, the acquisition of Builtrite Handlers from Northshore Manufacturing. The business will operate under a new name, Builtrite Manufacturing, and will continue to design and manufacture the brand’s market leading material handler and attachment products. All administrative and manufacturing operations will remain in Two Harbors, MN in a facility leased from Northshore.

Builtrite Manufacturing’s management team includes members with extensive experience in the heavy construction equipment and attachment industries. Tom Cavallin recently assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Uwe Kausch has been appointed Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and Bill Van Sant will serve as Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Subsequent to the sale, Northshore’s founder, John Anderson, will be retained as a Consultant to Builtrite Manufacturing.

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ISRI Launches Mobile App for Members, Recycling Stakeholders to Engage, Network, and Advocate

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced the release of ISRI Mobile, its iPhone and Android applications. The app provides resources and information about ISRI and scrap recycling; offering value in the day-to-day operations of its members and industry insights for other stakeholders. Users can access informative safety materials, industry news and events, commodities facts and figures, and ISRI Chapter listings. ISRI members can log in to use a searchable Member Directory, connect with state and federal elected officials, read the latest edition of Scrap magazine, publications and governance documents, and more.

The mobile apps are also equipped to allow the ISRI to send push notifications with breaking news, public service announcements, and calls to action to support the scrap industry. Push notifications are a useful way of delivering information quickly to the public, often faster than the media.

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4 THINGS TO LIKE ABOUT CAT® XE WHEEL LOADERS

The New Cat® 966M XE and 972M XE wheel loaders are hard at work on sites across North America. Owners, operators and equipment managers say the loaders are meeting or exceeding their high expectations. So what do they like best about the new machines?

High reliability

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ISRI to Present LG Electronics with 2015 Design for Recycling Award

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced LG Electronics, Inc. as the recipient of the 2015 Design for Recycling (DFR) Award for advanced new television products that emphasize recycling during every lifecycle phase. The DFR Award is ISRI’s highest award given annually to the most outstanding contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes proactive steps made by manufacturers that have actively incorporated DFR principles into products and processes.

“ISRI is proud to present the 2015 Design for Recycling Award to LG for prioritizing recyclability in the design and manufacture of its products,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “Commitment to sustainability serves as a core principle for LG. The initiatives they have undertaken to increase product recyclability, improve resource efficiency, and expand the use of recycled materials within the manufacturing process made LG a perfect selection for this year’s award.”

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SWANA Names Biderman Executive Director

After conducting a nationwide search, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), found its next leader only a few miles away. SWANA’s board of directors confirmed the selection of David Biderman as its next executive director and chief executive officer. His official start date is May 1.

“SWANA is pleased and excited to announce the hiring of David Biderman to lead the Association,” said President Brian Tippetts. “David’s energy, experience, and his long-standing emphasis on safety fit perfectly with the board’s expectations for SWANA and its efforts in coming years.”

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4.5 Million Students Recycle and Compost 80.1 Million Pounds in 2015 RecycleMania Tournament

For the second year in a row, a small university in Seattle, Wash., was crowned Grand Champion of RecycleMania, a waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities across 49 U.S. states and Canada. At Antioch University Seattle, just 4 percent of the “waste” generated on campus ended up in the trash, with the other 96 percent being composted or recycled.

The 394 schools participating enrolled 4.5 million students, with the American contingent representing nearly one in five U.S. college students. The RecycleMania program is managed by Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains clean, green and beautiful communities.

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NDA Recognizes 2015 Awards and Scholarships Winners at 42nd Annual Convention & Expo

The National Demolition Association (NDA) has recognized the winners of its Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental Excellence Awards and 2015 Scholarship recipients at its 42nd Annual Convention & Expo held March 21 – 24 in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual awards commend members and industry leaders for their efforts in the demolition profession. Awardees were acknowledged during the trade association’s 42nd Annual Banquet that closed out the successful convention.

The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Berger Jostad of Viking Demolition for his leadership and commitment to the NDA, as well as his commitment to the betterment of his community, company and the demolition industry as a whole. Berger began his career in 1953 with Madison Moving and Wrecking before joining Viking Demolition in 1985. At Viking Demolition he became an active member of NDA, participating at Board of Director meetings over the years and serving on a number of Committees including stints as Chairman of the Public Relations and Awards Committees. A champion in the industry, Berger has been an instrumental leader in developing incentives through NDA and recruiting more members to the organization.

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Volvo H-Series Wheel Loaders Master Durability and Efficiency

The new Volvo L60H, L70H and L90H wheel loaders are versatile machines equipped with an efficient engine for increased productivity and reduced fuel consumption in a variety of applications.

“Each machine features a robust powertrain, designed and built by Volvo. Thanks to years of development, this Volvo Powertrain offers unrivaled durability and longer component life,” explains Eric Yeomans, North American product manager for the L60H, L70H and L90H wheel loaders.

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Street Smart Parts by McNeilus Offers Wider Selection of Refuse Vehicle Replacement Parts for All Makes

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., has bolstered its industry-leading lineup of Street Smart Parts refuse vehicle replacement parts. Newly offered products include Excalibre hydraulic cylinders, Smart Contamination Control components, Street Smart Vision systems, and replacement parts for competitive brands’ automated side loaders that are designed and manufactured to McNeilus standards – including grabber assemblies, arm assemblies, gears, and main components.

“In the refuse industry, quick access to quality replacement parts is the difference between out of service trucks and those that are on frontline duty and generating revenue,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment. “No matter the brand, Street Smart Parts offers a wide selection of quality replacement parts – for grabber assemblies and arms, Excalibre hydraulic cylinders and everything in between.”

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Priestly Demolition Inc. Secures the Premier KOBELCO SK1000 Demolition Excavator

Aaron Hopkins, of Robert Green Equipment Sales Ltd. and Ryan Priestly, of Priestly Demolition Inc. shaking hands on the sale of the KOBELCO SK1000.
Aaron Hopkins, of Robert Green Equipment Sales Ltd. and Ryan Priestly, of Priestly Demolition Inc. shaking hands on the sale of the KOBELCO SK1000.

KOBELCO has announced that the first SK1000 demolition excavator in North America was delivered to Priestly Demolition Inc. (PDI); PDI purchased the massive 245,000 lb. demo machine from Robert Green Equipment Sales Ltd. The KOBELCO SK1000 is already working on site at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario.

Ryan Priestly, President/Owner and Andrew Kelly, Equipment Manager/Master Mechanic of PDI first saw the SK1000 while visiting KOBELCO at ConExpo in March of 2014. Ken Folden, Canadian Service Rep for KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA, demonstrated the machine’s features to both Priestly and Kelly. “Ken emphasized the machine’s impressive ability of being assembled, moved, and up-and-running within hours. He sold us on its capabilities right there at the show,” says Priestly. “Two weeks later, Bob Green from Robert Green Equipment visited our office. I told him how impressed I was with the SK1000 and that I wanted to buy it from him.”

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Building a national recycling policy key to sustainable development

In recent years, governments around the world have been attempting to strengthen their economies while minimizing their environmental impact. The recycling industry is a key component to achieving this goal of sustainable development, but Canada’s current laws, regulations and tax systems restrict the industry from achieving its full potential.

CARI believes this incongruity could be remedied by establishing a national recycling policy that includes procurement policies, separates recyclable materials from waste and promotes fair tax treatment of goods made from secondary resources.

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