Mobile shear

The Raz-R Mobile Shear from NexGen Baling Systems is an 81,000-pound mammoth available in six models with a cutting force range of 600-1,800 tons. There are no electrical requirements and no foundation or operator is needed.

The NexGen Raz-R is designed to be a truly mobile cutting giant with very little maintenance cost. The sturdy design is built to last while creating an extremely high cutting-force-to-actual-equipment-weight ratio.

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2016 C&D World To Be Held in San Jose, California

Top-rated sessions and a tour of the world class Zanker Resource Recycling Facility will be part of the 23rd C&D World 2016, the Annual Meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association May 1-3, 2016, in San Jose, CA.

The CDRA’s Annual Meeting is the only event that focuses on C&D recycling, and is always attended by the leaders in the industry and has an exhibition floor dedicated to the equipment and services for C&D recycling. For 2016 the show is going back to its roots in providing a tour of a local recycling facility, which it did the first six events, starting in 1993. In 2016 the tour is being taken up a notch by show attendees being allowed to visit Zanker, which has seven recycling lines, all certified under the Certification of Recycling Rates (CORR) program.

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London Machinery Opens New Parts Branch in St. Albert, Alberta

London Machinery Inc., has opened a brand new parts branch in St. Albert, Alberta, just outside of Edmonton.

The new location at 114-25 Chisolm Avenue opened its doors at the end of June. The facility offers quality OEM mixer and refuse parts, which can now be delivered more quickly throughout Western Canada. This new St. Albert, Alberta branch will help minimize the downtime for fleets across the region. The branch was designed to have what customers need, when they need it and at a price they want.

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American Tire Recycling Group, Miami, FL Announces Expansion

American Tire Recycling Group (ATRG) located in Miami, FL, is expanding its facility and making some big changes to its tire recycling line of equipment. ATR is a producer of rubber products including tire derived fuel (TDF), rubber mulch, crumb rubber and rubber used in rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC). The company was started as a collaborative effort of three Latin American groups looking to make a positive environmental impact in South Florida.

Over the past four years, the company has significantly increased its tire collection market going from 7,000 to 28,000 tires per day. They have achieved significant growth and high level of success within the rubber products marketplace. However, limiting their growth was their existing equipment. Barry Kauffman, one of the Principles stated. “In order to expand our markets and increase our distribution channels, American Tire had to invest in new equipment that would produce the end products that the market demands at increased volume, lower costs and less downtime.” Kauffman adds, “The equipment has to be dependable and be supported by a world class equipment provider.”

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CATRA offers a new window into tire recycling in Canada

Canada’s tire stewardships have launched an integrated new website about Canada’s tire recycling industry (www.CATRAonline.ca). The Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies (CATRA) has developed this resource to provide a single destination for up-to-date recycling data, national, provincial and territorial information, and to provide CATRA members an online forum to store, access and share information across jurisdictions.

“Our goal was to develop a resource to make it easier to find accurate and timely information about the tire recycling industry in Canada – and we’ve succeeded. Our new website provides visitors with a one-stop-shop for useful information about recycling tires in Canada,” said Bob Ferguson, CATRA program manager. “With a national diversion rate of almost 100 per cent, our provincial and territorial tire stewardship programs are highly successful so we wanted to give them a place to share resources, showcase their successes and provide a forum so they can learn from one another.”

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Canada Fibers Announces Bold Solid Waste Recycling Initiatives

Canada Fibers Ltd. (Canada Fibers) has announced that it has taken bold steps towards the creation of superior value from municipal and commercial solid waste. Canada Fibers has created an affiliate named Urban Resource Group Inc. (Urban Resource Group), which will focus on production of high quality sustainable products from solid waste. Canada Fibers’ solid waste recovery operations include four state-of-the-art Municipal Recovery Facilities in the Province of Ontario, as well as two large-scale commercial recovery facilities.

On March 10th, 2015 Canada Fibers has announced the formation of Urban Polymers, which is engaged in production of pure, homogeneous plastic raw materials for plastic processors from both post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste. During its first phase of evolution, Urban Polymers will focus on the creation of pure Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) flake from post-consumer beverage bottles, as well as highly formulated polyethylene and polypropylene compounds in pellet form from both post-consumer and post-industrial waste. Urban Polymers has created over 20 jobs since its inception this spring.

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Camoplast Solideal Changes Name to Camso

Magog-based company Camoplast Solideal has been renamed Camso. Following a transition period, this name will also become the master brand for its off-the-road tires, tracks, and track systems. For the company, Camso represents the best of Camoplast and Solideal.

“The launch of Camso highlights the success our company has achieved in just a few years. We have become the world's second-largest specialized player in the manufacturing of tires, tracks, and track systems for off-the-road vehicles,” said Camso Chairman of the Board and CEO Pierre Marcouiller. Camso’s sales in this sector went from U.S. $95 million to over $1 billion in seven years. The company serves four markets: material handling, construction, agriculture, and powersports.

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Return Incentive increase for provincial recycling industry

The Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC) has good news for businesses in the recycling of used oil and antifreeze materials.

"SARRC is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2015 Used Oil, Filter, Antifreeze and Oil/Antifreeze/DEF Container Return Incentive (RI) Rates will be increased in most regions of Saskatchewan." Phil Wrubleski, Executive Director, SARRC, has recently announced. "A Return Incentive provides registered collectors with an economic incentive to maximize the collection of used oil and antifreeze materials across the province."

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Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association Member Sets the Standard for Sorting Recycled Clothing

Textile Recycler, a member of the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), the international trade association of the for-profit used clothing reuse and recycling industry, diverts more than half a million pounds of clothing and 10,000 pounds of shoes each week from landfills with the use of automated sorting systems.

According to Jackie King, executive director for SMART, for more than 400 years, the used clothing and textile recycling industry has relied heavily on manual sorting and grading processes and has seen little to no technological advances since its inception. In 2009, Textile Recycler installed a patented auto grading system from Smart Innovations to eliminate the manual sorting of recycled clothing, increasing efficiency and productivity, and reducing labor costs. In 2014, Textile Recycler installed an automated shoe sorting system and is the only textile recycling company in the world to use one.

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E-Crane International USA Announces Appointment of New CEO

Lieven Bauwens (Chairman, ECI-USA), Steven M. Osborne (CEO, ECI-USA), Mark W. Osborne (President, ECI-USA), Stephen G. Suter (Service Manager, ECI-USA)
Lieven Bauwens (Chairman, ECI-USA), Steven M. Osborne (CEO, ECI-USA), Mark W. Osborne (President, ECI-USA), Stephen G. Suter (Service Manager, ECI-USA)

E-Crane International USA (ECI-USA), has announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously elected Steven M. Osborne as Chief Executive Officer effective June 24th, 2015. Steven Osborne succeeds his father and ECI-USA’s current President and CEO Mark W. Osborne who has been successfully leading the company since it was founded in 1999. Mark Osborne will continue to serve the company as a member of the management team responsible for sales & marketing.

The Board of Directors is delighted that Steven will lead ECI-USA in these exciting times towards an even more bright future.” said Lieven Bauwens, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Steven has a thorough understanding of the needs of our customers and a clear vision on how to grow our business in the Americas. I know he will accomplish his goals in close cooperation with both the management team and all ECI-USA employees. I have no doubt that he is the right person to take the helm at ECI-USA. ”

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Bird Construction Inc. Announces that it is Co-lead of a Consortium that has Executed a Contract to Design, Build, Finance and Operate a Composting Facility for the City of Calgary

Bird Construction Inc. has announced that it is part of the Chinook Resource Management Group consortium that has executed a contract to design, build, finance and operate a composting facility for The City of Calgary. Bird Capital has a 50% interest in the concession responsible, under a direct contract with The City, for the design, build, financing and operation of the facility. The design and construction will be performed by Nason Contracting Group (a wholly owned subsidiary of Bird Construction lnc.) in a 50% joint venture with Maple Reinders Inc. On May 22, 2015 Bird announced that it was part of the consortium selected as the preferred proponent for the project. Since that announcement, the consortium has achieved financial close.

The facility will process 100,000 wet tonnes per year of source-separated organics (both food and yard material) as well as approximately 45,500 wet tonnes per year of biosolids. Elements of the project will achieve LEED gold certification. In addition, the indoor composting facility will be the largest of its kind in Canada. Construction of the facility will be completed in mid-2017.

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