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MetalX plans scrap facility in northwest Ohio

On the heels of last month's acquisition of M&K Metal Processors in Delta, Ohio, MetalX announced that it plans to invest $35 million to build a greenfield, state-of-the-art scrap processing plant in Delta, Ohio. The company intends to develop its new facility on a 60-acre site across the street from North Star BlueScope's flat-rolled steel mill.

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​Recyclers to look at present and prepare for future at Annual Commodities Roundtable

(Washington, D.C.) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, is once again hosting its annual Commodities Roundtable Forum, September 6-8, 2017, in Chicago. The once a year event is a must-attend for all involved in the trade of scrap commodities, from processors to brokers to buyers. It provides the most comprehensive view of what is happening across a wide range of recycled commodities including ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics, and the key trends impacting the $117 billion scrap recycling industry.

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​AD REM introduces the "VULTURE", a new heavy media plant for Zorba and IBA separation

MENEN - BELGIUM - According to a study from WiseGuyReports, the global market for aluminum scrap will vastly expand over the next five years, with an expected annual growth rate of more than 7%. Zorba, which is a non-ferrous metal mix containing predominantly aluminum, is one of the major sources out of which it can be extracted. To facilitate the need for separating this type of waste stream, Ad Rem has developed the VULTURE, a compact and efficient installation for Zorba and IBA separation which is available in Europe and North America.

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​700 Series E-Crane at Stelimet designed for feeding the shear, improves on-site safety and efficiency

E-Crane's 700 Series, Model E4290 PD-E balance crane at Stelimet, Genk, Belgium features 29,7 meters outreach, and is mounted on a pedestal with a main pivot height of 15 meters.

At the end of December 2016, E-Crane commissioned a new 700 Series, Model E4290 PD-E at Stelimet, Genk, Belgium. Stelimet was looking for a crane for feeding a shear and stockpiling scrap around the shear. The ideal situation for Stelimet is to stockpile as high as possible in order to optimize the use of the storage area.  As the shear is operated by remote control, an excellent view into the shear was absolutely necessary.  Also, the liability, safety, energy consumption, and service reaction time of the supplier were important issues for Stelimet. 

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Bunting Magnetics Co. announces acquisition of Global Magnetics

Bunting Magnetics Co., the leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Global Magnetics, Inc. The Florida-based company sells and distributes magnetic systems and mineral separation equipment designed and built by Master Magnets Ltd. throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and South America. 

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SICON Laser Sort introduced

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is currently one of the most exciting developments within the scrap industry. Based on the chemical element analysis of each individual object passing through the sorter, the all-new SICON LASER SORT delivers a solution to tackle the growing demand for unmixed aluminum alloys and pure non-ferrous metals with special focus on aluminum recyclers, secondary aluminum and non-ferrous smelters.

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KOBELCO debuts demolition excavator and car demolisher

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 this past March Kobelco Construction Machinery says they hosted their dealer network members along with thousands of attendees at their exhibit, which displayed the company's latest advancements and exclusive technologies along with several new and specialty excavator models and configurations. The Kobelco display included the SK1000DLC large building demolition machine (shown here), as well as the debut of the SK210D-10 Car Demolition Machine and SK350DLC-10 Building Demolition excavator.

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Liebherr supplies cylinders for new scrap shears by Genesis

They cut everything to pieces: car bodies, steel girders, entire ships and aircrafts. Scrap shears are the choice when it comes to crushing iron and other metals. One of the premium manufacturers is Genesis GmbH, which produces scrap and demolition shears of different sizes in Memmingen (Southern Germany) for users in Europe, Asia and Africa. For the new mobile scrap shears, which has a high cutting force even with a comparatively small carrier, once again turned to Liebherr-Components Kirchdorf GmbH for its robust, compact and durable hydraulic cylinders.

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​North American recycling industry reacts to rumours of Chinese scrap commodity import ban

ISRI held a teleconference for industry press on June 13th. The briefing followed two recent visits to China by the organization - to BIR's 2017 World Recycling Convention & Exhibition held May 22-24 in Hong Kong, and more recently to speak with U.S. and Chinese government authorities in Beijing to address industry rumours that have surfaced over the last several months about a potential ban on scrap imports to the country.

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Keeping up with the evolution of scrap

Doug and Lawry Slipacoff of Trijan Industries, in front of their Link-Belt excavator with LaBounty mobile shear, used for handling all oversized steel cutting.

Sarnia, Ontario-based Trijan Industries is a family-run business that goes back 100 years and four generations in scrap metal. Doug Slipacoff, part of the latest generation and the current operations manager, says his great grandfather immigrated to Canada and eventually settled in Petrolia, Ontario during the oil boom era where he started collecting scrap metal from worksites using a horse, buggy and a wheelbarrow. Doug's father Lawry, Trijan's president, has now been in the scrap metal business for 44 years and has built Trijan into the company that it is today - one built on knowledge, efficient processes, the latest equipment and high-level customer service. 

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​ProfitGuard introduces cloud based infrastructure for credit risk management and risk monitoring in metals industry

ProfitGuard (PG), a leading provider of business credit information to the metals industry, is excited to unveil its redesigned platform that the company says will revolutionize the way credit professionals in the metals industry make credit decisions and consume information.  PG has partnered with Credit2B, a leading cloud data and technology provider to the trade credit community, to provide a unique solution.  The release is the 2nd Phase of PG’s brand modernization strategy that includes a website redesign and a totally new user experience.  

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​Kinshofer acquires Solesbee’s

From left to right: Thomas Herrmann (MD Stanwich Partners LLC), Thomas Friedrich (MD Kinshofer Group), Erik Gabrielson (Advocat and Lifco Counsel, Vinge), Steven S. Boeschenstein (MD Stanwich Partners) and Francois Martin (GM Kinshofer USA).

Kinshofer GmbH, based out of Germany, and the U.S.A. based company Solesbee’s Equipment and Attachments, LLC. announced today that they have signed a definite agreement to merge. Under the terms of the agreement Kinshofer has acquired more than 96% of the LLC Units of Solesbee’s.

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​KOBELCO USA Expands Dedication to Specialized Machinery Markets

Dave Donneral is the latest personnel addition for Kobelco, bringing specific experience in scrap and demolition to Kobelco's growing focus on these sectors in North America.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to add to its staff of experts with the addition of David Donneral, Specialized Machinery Sales Manager. Donneral joins the KOBELCO USA team in the company’s drive to expand its commitment to the demolition, scrap and forestry markets.

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Global recycling giant Galloo turns to Steinert's new EddyC Fines for processing very fine materials

At Galloo, the recycling system is arranged in a cascade for integration into a combined facility.

Steinert, in partnership with Galloo, one of Europe’s largest recyclers and a pioneer in metal recycling, has developed and installed a new non-ferrous metals separator for fine materials. Steinert's new EddyC Fines features a splitter that can be set with millimetre precision, enabling non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper and zinc to be separated more effectively than ever before. Additionally, the machine was designed so a conveyor belt change can be carried out in 10 minutes, without heavily lifting equipment or excessive downtime.

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Making the move into ferrous processing

With their new Mack grapple and dedicated material handler, ASM can efficiently pick and sort ferrous metals, providing the “right metal recipes” for the nearby SSAB Americas steel mill.

When ASM Recycling Inc. made the bold move into the ferrous metals business, the South Alabama company didn’t have to look very far for a trusted grapple supplier. Not that ASM had previous experience with the premier material handling attachments made by Mack Manufacturing. Rather, the recycling firm had often been invited to bid on the copper wiring, brass shavings and other non-ferrous waste materials produced by the equipment manufacturer in nearby Theodore, Alabama.

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ISRI Names EcoStrate Winner of the 2017 Design for Recycling Award; presents Lifetime Achievement Awards

Awards at this year's ISRI 2017 convention were presented to EcoStrate for Design for Recycling, and Crawford Carpenter for Lifetime Achievement in the industry.

On April 27, during this year's ISRI Convention and Exposition in New Orleans, the organization announced EcoStrate as the recipient of the 2017 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award for its ability to create composite plastic products from 100% post-consumer, high-polymer content scrap materials that are difficult to recycle. The DFR Award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given annually to the most innovative 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.

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