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Recycling today's resources for tomorrow's future

There may not be an industry or application that is tougher on equipment than scrap metal processing and recycling. Between hard-to-handle materials, heavy objects and long hours, equipment is expected to perform day in and day out, without a breakdown. 

Located in Western Michigan, in the heart of Kalamazoo, is Schupan & Sons Inc. The company was started by Nelson Schupan in 1968. Today, the company employees about 400 people, with 10 locations total in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, and in August 2012, the company expanded to enhance its position in the marketplace.  

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Molok North America celebrates 15th Anniversary, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and PROFIT 500 ranking

Mount Forest, Ontario-based Molok North America Ltd. has many reasons to celebrate this year. May marked the company’s 15th year anniversary, and in June Marja Hillis, the company founder, was awarded with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Plus, Molok North America was ranked on the PROFIT 500 for the second year in a row.

In the spring of 1999, Marja Hillis, started Molok North America Ltd. She was committed to sharing the user-friendly waste solution of Molok® Deep Collection™ with Canada. Now, 15 years later, the Molok® Deep Collection™ system proves to be an effective solution for tens of thousands of users across Canada.  

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Launch of Small Scale Waste-to-Energy Converter receives a boost from the Government of Canada

Eco Waste Solutions (EWS), a manufacturer of thermal waste conversion and energy recovery technologies, is pleased to announce that it has received financial support from the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).  NRC-IRAP is Canada's premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In addition to advisory services and technological expertise, the research funding received from NRC-IRAP will be applied to advance the development of the Eco Waste Solutions Technology: the Eco Waste Oxidizer. 

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Recycling Industry Launches Website Dedicated to Helping Stop Metals Theft

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced the launch of StopMetalsTheft.org, a new website designed to assist in the fight against the crime of metals theft. The site serves as an online resource for law enforcement, prosecutors, and the recycling industry by providing practical tools, success stories, news, legal resources, FAQs, and background on fighting metals theft

“The recycling industry is fully committed to being part of the solution when it comes to preventing metals theft,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “StopMetalsTheft.org provides law enforcement, prosecutors, the recycling industry, and other community stakeholders with key information and techniques that can be used to help prevent metals theft, as well as build cases and prosecute crimes when they do occur. Through our continued outreach efforts, we hope to strengthen our existing partnerships while building new ones.”

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SK350DLC Scrap Handling Machine

The Kobelco SK350DLC Scrap Handling Machine, introduced at ConExpo 2014, is engineered with practical features that help make the worksite run smoother and safer. A low centre of gravity and dedicated counterweight provides excellent dynamic stability, and its unique “bent boom” design makes dumping more efficient.   

The SK350DLC’s 26.9-foot angled boom easily negotiates the sides of a trailer flatbed or the hatch on a cargo container, and units feature a two-pin grapple that is more stable than a traditional one-pin design, eliminating shaking and reducing spillage of loads. An elevating cab can be smoothly raised to 8 feet 6 inches in about 20 seconds, giving the operator a maximum eye-point height of 17.9 feet and a clear view of operations.

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Monsoon Diesel features new design

Meant to further reduce a contractor's associated cost with environmental regulation compliance while also increasing productivity, Buffalo Turbine has added an all-new, self-contained, Monsoon Diesel to their industry leading line of Monsoon dust control misting systems.  

Powering the Buffalo Turbine Monsoon Diesel is a Tier 4 compliant 26.5-HP Kohler 3-cylinder diesel engine. Built for industrial and commercial use, the diesel engine features liquid cooling, dual air cleaners and both heat and oil safety shut offs. The overall cost savings and some long term benefits recognized by choosing the Monsoon Diesel include up to 15% greater efficiency and up to twice the engine lifespan.  

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On-site composting ideal for urban operations

Vertal Inc., a Montreal-based company specializing in the design and manufacturing of urban composters, says they are revolutionizing on-site urban food waste composting with their CITYPOD composter.  

Vertal says they have gained valuable on-site composting experience since 2008, providing efficient installations focused on socially acceptable composting projects, and that consumer concerns about total control of compost odour emissions and ease of operation have driven the core of Vertal’s continuous improvement process for composting equipment.  

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CPIA praises efforts of manufacturers and the government of Illinois in leading the phase-out of microbeads in personal care products

In response to the recent announcement by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (Senate Bill 2727) to ban the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) provides the following statement:  

“As part of our ongoing commitment to reduce plastic marine litter, the CPIA and its member companies support the recent decision by the State of Illinois, and we commend Governor Pat Quinn for building on the voluntary efforts of personal care product makers to continue the phase out of microbeads from personal care products.

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Rockster Recycler brings line of crushers and screens to North America

Ennsdorf, Austria-based manufacturer of track-mounted crushers and screens, Kormann Rockster Recycler GmbH, has announced an agreement with two recycling industry veterans to form Rockster Recycler North America and bring its innovative and extensive line of products to North America.

Newly available products include Rockster Recycler’s unique, patented, interchangeable jaw/impactor Duplex System and its Electric Hybrid crushing and screening plant – the world’s first electric/hydraulic parallel hybrid track-mounted impact crusher that reduces diesel emissions.

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Aircraft retirement "tsunami" on its way

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‘The aviation industry is facing an aircraft retirement Tsunami’, Richard Brown ICF International Principal told delegates attending the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association’s (AFRA’s) Annual Meeting, which recently took place in Washington. According to the consultant, the level of aircraft retirements will reach a stunning 1000 aircraft a year within a decade.   

A rapid increase in the number of aircraft reaching the end of their service life is due primarily to cyclical rather than structural reasons, claimed Brown. ‘The combination of demographics as aircraft reach the end of their economic life, low interest rates, relatively high fuel prices and the introduction of new models is causing the retirement of unprecedented numbers of aircraft, while new technology and OEM production rates are also exacerbating aircraft retirements,’ said Brown.   

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