GP Harmon Recycling Acquires Plastics Recycling Plant
GP Harmon Recycling, a Jericho, N.Y.-based recycling firm and a division of Georgia-Pacific, has acquired The Highlands Group Inc.’s plastics recycling facility in Elizabethton, Tenn. The facility specializes in separating polymers from mixed material streams to generate high-grade plastic raw materials that can be used for a variety of commercial purposes.
Georgia-Pacific Communications Manager Karen Cole says the Elizabethton facility is the first plastics processing plant GP Harmon Recycling has acquired. The Tennessee facility is capable of processing 12 million pounds of plastics yearly and expands the GP Harmon’s recycling technologies and service offerings.
For more than 40 years, GP Harmon Recycling has been offering its expertise to the recycled paper industry by bringing together buyers and sellers in transactions involving millions of tons of recycled paper annually. The company trades more than 7 million tons of recovered fiber per year.
In 2007, GP Harmon Recycling expanded its portfolio of products to include nonfiber materials, such as plastics and metal. GP Harmon Recycling reports that it presently transacts more than 100,000 tons of nonpaper recyclable material yearly, making it one of the largest recyclable commodities traders in the world.
The Highlands Group Inc., founded in 1988, is headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C. The company focuses on processing injection-grade commodity resins, parts and regrind.
LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS
Associations File Brief over Flow Control Law
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), along with the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), have filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of C&A Carbone Inc. v. County of Rockland, N.Y., also known as Carbone II. The case centers around a Rockland County, N.Y., flow control law that aims to force all trash and recyclables collected within the county to be delivered to designated facilities that are publicly owned yet privately operated.
In the brief, filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, the three parties argue “Flow control of recyclables and other valuable commodities injures them and threatens America’s growing recycling and resource recovery infrastructure, an essential part of our national economy that reduces our dependence on foreign energy, protects the environment and fuels small business creation and blue-collar employment.”
The amici point out that the Supreme Court’s 1994 decision in C&A Carbone Inc. v. Clarkstown, N.Y., established precedent in the case, ruling that state and local flow control laws violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution by hindering interstate trade.
In a more recent case, United Haulers Association v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority, however, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts created a narrow carve out for certain types of government owned and operated facilities, which Rockland claims applies in this case.
“United Haulers does not apply to recyclable property that is not discarded,” says Scott Horne, ISRI vice president of government relations. “Not only does Rockland’s law direct traffic to a privately run facility, but it sweeps all recyclables into the same category as traditional garbage, giving no recognition to the fact that it is property and is often sold for value.”
ISRI states that flow control laws unjustifiably violate the principle that, of all the limits on local regulation, “none is more certain than the prohibition against attempts on the part of any single state to isolate itself from difficulties common to all” and asks the court to vindicate the constitutional protections afforded all Americans and remove Rockland County’s obstacle to trade and progress.
The AF&PA writes, “The forest products industry has developed a sophisticated, free-market system that recycles a large majority of paper products produced in the U.S.”
The AF&PA writes in the brief that its members are at the forefront of recycling, including in the New York/New Jersey area, and that the export of the material is a significant business in the East. “The infrastructure for paper recycling in the multistate region encompassing Rockland County is robust and depends on market incentives and steady supplies of paper fiber among collectors, brokers, recyclers and pulp and paper mills. The prospect of each local government in the region monopolizing valuable used paper resources for itself and a handful of contractors will damage and distort a vibrant market and cause less recycling and innovation, leading to higher prices for consumers for paper products.”
NAID states in the brief that its members have a direct interest in the case and that the association is supporting the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment. NAID says the Rockland County flow control ordinance interferes with its members’ contractual obligations to their clients to provide secure data destruction services.
“Defendant Rockland County has undertaken surveillance, vehicle tailing and other law enforcement activities against NAID members and accused them of shipping recyclable materials out of county in violation of the flow control law,” the brief states.
“NAID members are damaged by flow control, having to sell their paper to Rockland County for prices as low as $40 per ton, when facilities in New Jersey pay approximately $200 per ton for paper,” the brief states.
Montgomery, Ala., Breaks Ground on MRF
Ground was broken July 17 on what developers are calling a revolutionary material recovery facility (MRF) developed by Plantation, Fla.-based Infinitus Energy for the Montgomery, Ala., community. The MRF is designed to eliminate up to 85 percent of waste headed to the city’s landfill.
The Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP) at Montgomery will be the first facility to combine several technologically advanced systems available for integrated waste management, the company says.
Eugene, Ore.-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) designed, engineered and will manufacture and install the MSW (municipal solid waste) recycling system.
IREP at Montgomery will feature the latest in screening, air and optical sorting technology. The $35 million, 81,992-square-foot facility is expected to be operational by June 30, 2014, Infinitus says. It is designed to process up to 225,000 tons of waste annually and to recover an estimated 95 percent of recyclables.
In Phase II of the project, BHS subsidiary Zero Waste Energy (ZWE), Lafayette, Calif., will install its SmartFerm anaerobic digestion system to convert organic waste into compressed natural gas (CNG) and compost.
Once the facility is operational, residents will place all trash in one city-issued bin, which will be collected by the city of Montgomery sanitation department and taken to the Advanced Mixed Materials Recovery Facility at the Renewable Energy Park. There it will be separated using the latest in screening, air and optical separation technologies. The system sorts and recovers commodities such as cardboard, mixed paper, metals, aluminum cans, plastics and wood based on density, size, shape and material composition. Additional sorting will be done by hand at the site.
“The beauty of this project is that residents don’t have to do anything differently. All of the separating takes place at the MRF,” says Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, “and the 25-year partnership the city has with Infinitus ensures that materials will be recycled.”
“IREP at Montgomery will provide recovery rates not achievable by single-stream recycling programs that rely on residents to sort trash themselves, which addresses the recycling needs of the community without additional capital investment from the city,” Kyle Mowitz, CEO and founder of Infinitus Energy, says.
Municipalities and commercial businesses within a 90-mile radius from the facility may contract to process their waste at IREP to achieve aggressive recycling rates.
“This is a long-term green investment in our city and state. With this project, Montgomery will be seen as a leader and trendsetter in implementing green technology for the benefit of both our residents and our planet,” says Strange. “Diverting tons of material away from landfills and incinerators and turning those materials into valuable resources generates a host of financial, environmental and societal returns.”
IREP at Montgomery sits on a 74-plus acre industrial site. The facility is pressurized and all waste is stored inside, thereby not emitting additional odor, contamination or noise to the area. The project will create approximately 110 local jobs.
LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS
New York City Law Targets Cardboard Picking
The New York City Council has approved a local law that would amend the city’s administrative code, making it unlawful to remove or accept certain recyclable material. Eleven council members sponsored the legislation.
The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA), Washington, D.C., has applauded the bill, which it says will increase the penalties against unlicensed carters and others who remove cardboard and other recyclables from licensed haulers’ customers.
The law, known as Intro 889A, was approved along with other environmental legislation. It has been designed to reduce losses suffered by both licensed carters and the city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY).
Licensed carters primarily collect recyclables from commercial customers, while DSNY collects from residential customers.
NSWMA says it “championed” the legislation after working with New York City officials to investigate specific cardboard theft incidents. NSWMA testified at a New York City Council hearing in June 2012 in support of the legislation and has been lobbying city officials to finalize the bill for more than one year.
NSWMA General Counsel David Biderman says, “NSWMA members in New York City are losing $8 million to $10 million per year due to cardboard theft.”
Biderman says cardboard theft occurs daily in New York City, adding that an NSWMA member hired a private investigator in June to observe cardboard theft on one of his routes.
Tom Toscano, NSWMA New York City chapter chair and the chief financial officer at Mr. T Carting, Glendale, N.Y., adds, “The daily theft of cardboard hurts our entire industry, from small family owned hauling operators to larger firms who lose the revenue and their customers that feel the loss in greater fees. We hope that the city rigorously enforces this law against the illegal carters who operate in the city.”
The law will take effect after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs it.
Houston Taps Consulting Firm GBB
The consulting firm Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. (GBB), Fairfax, Va., has been selected by the GeoTechnical Research Institute (GTRI), under the auspices of the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), to provide consulting assistance to the city of Houston for its One Bin for All initiative.
GBB is tasked with developing a cost-neutral procurement process for a multiyear contract to process the city’s residential waste, ensuring that a waste diversion goal of 55 percent is reached in the first year and that a 75 percent diversion goal is reached after two years.
“GBB has brought to the city significant strategic procurement expertise, a mindset that matches the city’s innovative and forward-thinking vision for long-term sustainability and a solid track record of successful programs and services implementations to help the city,” says Deputy Director Don Pagel, Houston’s program manager for One Bin for All.
Under One Bin for All, city residents discard all of their waste and recyclables in a single bin. Mechanical biological treatment and advanced resource recovery processing are then used on the residential municipal solid waste, the city says, which will sharply increase the city’s recycling rate. The concept, introduced by the city of Houston, was one of five winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge. The city received a $1 million innovation grant from the Bloomberg Foundation and is supplementing those funds with U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant to implement the idea.
“Mayor Annise Parker set forth a very ambitious project with the One Bin for All project for a total material resource recovery facility in the U.S., and we are honored to have been selected to work with the city of Houston,” says Harvey Gershman, GBB president.
The city of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) has a $65.5 million annual budget and provides solid waste services to about 423,000 households, of which 376,820 are directly serviced by the SWMD with garbage, yard trimmings and tree waste/junk waste collection. About 205,000 households are provided curbside recycling collection, and that program also is being expanded to additional households.
ISRI Unveils New Logos for Industry Certifications
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C., has redesigned the logos for its voluntary certification programs R2/RIOS (Responsible Recycling Practices/Recycling Industry Operating Standard) and RIOS. Both certifications are available internationally to certify facilities recycling and processing metal, paper, plastic, rubber, glass and electronic scrap. ISRI says the new logos were inspired by the attributes of the two certification programs that make them unique and the designs reflect those differences.
RIOS is an environmental, health and safety management system designed for recycling facilities.
R2/RIOS certification is a combination of the RIOS system and R2 Solutions’ Responsible Recycling Practices standard.
Robin Wiener, president of ISRI, says, “These logos represent a complete rebranding of our certification programs, which helps us to clearly communicate the importance of voluntary certification not only to industry professionals but also to customers and consumers.”
ARCOA Acquires Miller Electronics Recycling
ARCOA (Asset Recycling Co. of America) Group Inc., an Illinois-based electronics recycling firm, has increased its presence in the Milwaukee market with the acquisition of Miller Electronics Recycling, Oak Creek, Wis., from St. Louis-based Alter Trading Corp. The acquired company will change its name to ARCOA.
Miller and its predecessor company, Midwest Computer Recyclers, have been involved in the electronics recycling sector in the Milwaukee area since 2001.
“ARCOA currently serves customers from around the country, including southeast Wisconsin; but, to be able to have a local presence in Milwaukee is very exciting for us,” says George Hinkle, ARCOA president. “ARCOA was originally founded in Kenosha back in 1988 but relocated the corporate offices to Illinois in 2003, so we feel as if we are coming home,” he adds.
ARCOA operates several divisions, including Midwest Copier Exchange, Business Equipment Specialized Transportation, ARCOA and ARCOSA (Asset Remarketing Corp. of South America). All companies specialize in recycling and remarketing IT assets and electronics.
ARCOA will use the Milwaukee-area facility as a collection depot, similar to facilities the company operates in Columbia, Md., and Orlando, Fla. The company performs processing, demanufacturing, dismantling and other end-of-life operations at its R2 (Responsible Recycling Practices) certified Chicago facility.
The newly acquired facility is proximal to the company’s Chicago flagship plant, says Jeff Datkuliak, ARCOA vice president of corporate development.
After acquiring Miller Electronics from Alter Trading, he says ARCOA will still work closely with the scrap metal firm. “They have been great for us,” he adds.
“It is a great fit for us to buy the assets and operate the location for collection on the south side of Milwaukee,” adds Datkuliak. “Our focus is to build a brand in Milwaukee. We felt there was a void there for a local certified company [and] felt it was a good fit.”
Nyco Introduces Polyolefin Sleeve
Nyco, a producer of shrink sleeves for bottles and cups, has launched a low-density polyolefin sleeve that it says will improve recycling efficiency and can be separated from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles or cups using automation.
Nyco, a part of Amsterdam-based Clondalkin Group, developed the sleeve in response to market demands for recyclable packaging.
Sander Kool, Nyco sales and marketing manager, says, “One of the main challenges in packaging today is to improve recyclability. This product is a great step forward.”
Nyco says the polyolefin sleeve has excellent machinability, flatness and high tensile strength. It can be stored at room temperature, which is another advantage over more traditional sleeve material.
Executive Recycling Owner Receives 30-Month Sentence
Brandon Richter, owner and CEO of Executive Recycling, Englewood, Colo., has been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William Martinez for his role in a fraudulent scheme related to the unsafe disposal and export of electronic scrap.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says Richter was ordered to serve 30 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Martinez also ordered Richter to pay a $7,500 fine, $70,144 in restitution and $142,240 in asset forfeiture. Additionally, the corporation must pay a $4.5 million fine and serve three years on probation.
The case involving Executive Recycling was spotlighted in a November 2008 segment on the CBS TV program 60 Minutes, which looked at the practice of unsafe electronics dismantling in Guiyu, China, and alleged misrepresentation by some U.S. electronics recyclers who shipped material there.
The DOJ adds that Tor Olson, the former vice president of operations for Executive Recycling, was sentenced to serve 14 months in prison and to pay a $5,000 fine and more than $15,000 in restitution. He remains free on bond pending appeal.
The defendants were convicted in December 2012 of multiple counts of mail and wire fraud and environmental crimes related to the illegal disposal of electronic scrap, smuggling and obstruction of justice.
The DOJ says that between February 2005 and January 2009 the defendants knowingly devised and intended to devise a scheme to defraud various business and government entities who wanted to dispose of their electronic scrap responsibly.
Arrow to Expand E-Stewards Certification
Arrow Electronics Inc., Englewood, Colo., and the Basel Action Network (BAN), Seattle, have announced a three-year agreement to certify all of Arrow’s electronics recycling and IT asset recovery operations worldwide to the e-Stewards® standard. Arrow will be the first global e-Stewards recycler to take the program to all of its facilities on multiple continents, according to BAN.
“Arrow’s value recovery business is committed to maintaining the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility while contributing to the best practices of the industry on a global basis,” says Scott Venhaus, Arrow director of quality and compliance.
The certification covers nine processing facilities in the United States, six in Europe and one in Brazil.
Arrow’s value recovery business provides specialized management of reverse material streams, IT asset recovery and remarketing services.
E-Stewards is a globally accredited, third-party audited certification program developed by BAN. The e-Stewards standard is designed to assure customers of electronics recycling companies that no hazardous electronic waste will be exported to developing countries or end up in municipal landfills or incinerators or be processed using prison, child or forced labor, BAN says. It also provides for protection of confidential data on electronic equipment.
DJJ to Combine Two Scrap Divisions
The David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ), Cincinnati, has announced plans to consolidate the management responsibility of its four Texas Port Recycling (TPR) facilities with its Advantage Metals Recycling (AMR) unit, Kansas City, Mo. According to DJJ, the consolidation is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance operational efficiencies.
In conjunction with the move, many of TPR’s senior managers are leaving, and TPR’s Houston headquarters will close.
TPR and AMR are wholly owned by DJJ, a subsidiary of Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C. TPR has 115 employees and four recycling facilities, while AMR has more than 350 employees and 15 recycling facilities.
DJJ’s family of companies operate nearly 70 scrap recycling and mill service facilities, plus nine self-serve used auto part stores.
KAB Rolls Out Recycling PSAs
Keep America Beautiful (KAB), Stamford, Conn., along with the New York-based Ad Council, has launched a public service announcement (PSA) campaign that focuses on the benefits of recycling.
The Ad Council says recent research shows that only 52 percent of Americans say they are very or extremely knowledgeable about how to properly recycle. Additionally, only 38 percent say they are “avid recyclers,” recycling as much as possible and willing to go out of the way to do so. While research points to several barriers to recycling, among the most common is that respondents do not have enough information about where and what to recycle.
KAB says the “I Want to be Recycled” campaign is desgined to motivate Americans to recycle every day. The ad campaign, created by the San Francisco-based ad agency Pereira & O’Dell, shows that recyclable materials can be given another life and become something new if someone chooses to recycle.
The campaign directs audiences to http://IWantToBeRecycled.org, a new website with a localized search tool allowing users to find where to recycle either at the curbside or their nearest recycling center. The website illustrates the recycling process through an interactive infographic and offers detailed information on what materials can be recycled, how they should be recycled and what products they can become in the future.
Brenda Pulley, KAB senior vice president of recycling, says, “This campaign is the emotional push needed to raise awareness and positively change people’s behavior to recycle more. Based on survey feedback, we know people want to recycle. This campaign is designed to tap into that desire as well as provide helpful tools to make recycling easier.”
The “I Want to be Recycled” campaign is funded through KAB by the Alcoa Foundation, American Chemistry Council, Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Nestlé Waters North America, Niagara Bottling, Unilever and Waste Management.
Republic Services Completes Ohio MRF Retrofit
Republic Services, headquartered in Phoenix, has announced that its Lorain County Resource Recovery facility in Oberlin, Ohio, has been completely retrofitted. The material recovery facility (MRF) can now process up to 150,000 tons of recyclables per year, approximately three times its previous capacity.
The retrofit project began November 2012 and was completed in March 2013.
The MRF processes commercial and residential materials from five counties in northeast Ohio.
Republic Services says the MRF’s technology has been updated. Retrofits include custom-engineered, manufactured and installed conveyors, separation screens, magnets, optical sorters and balers supplied by the CP Group, San Diego. Republic Services says the new system produces less than 10 percent residual waste, keeping more waste out the landfill.
Additionally, Republic has completed a 12,000-square-foot expansion of its warehouse at the site.
The retrofit has enabled the Lorain County Resource Recovery Facility, which opened in 1992, to expand the types of recyclables it accepts. Material now handled by the MRF includes plastics 1 through 7, all grades of paper, old corrugated containers, glass, aluminum and steel.
“Through expansion and redesign, this impressive facility uses advanced sorting equipment to identify and separate materials, increasing efficiency and maximizing recycling efforts,” says Eric VanHouten, general manager of Republic’s Elyria Business Unit. “The renovation shows Republic’s dedication to our local environmental efforts and has allowed us to enhance and grow the recycling efforts made by our customers.”
The enhanced recycling center has been designed to process 35 tons per hour. Prior to the expansion, the facility was able to process 15 tons of recyclables per hour.
In related news, Republic Services’ Lorain County Resource Recovery Facility, along with Elyria Hauling, are now accepting food and beverage cartons in the residential curbside collection programs.
“We’re pleased to offer more recycling choices. Adding cartons to our recycling lineup is just one more way we are showing our strong commitment to recycling in Northeast Ohio,’ says VanHouten.
W. Silver to open New Mexico Scrap Yard
The scrap metal recycling company W. Silver Recycling, El Paso, Texas, has announced plans to open a new facility in Santa Teresa, N.M., near the U.S.-Mexico border.
New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez says the state’s changes to its tax structure and New Mexico’s focus on investing in infrastructure at the U.S.-Mexico border are key reasons for its ability to attract W. Silver.
W. Silver Recycling has been operating for more than 90 years in the southwest U.S. and Mexico. In addition to El Paso, the company has three other locations: Albuquerque, N.M., and Amarillo and Donna, Texas.
Lane Gaddy, president of W. Silver Recycling, says the company hopes to have the scrap yard operational by this fall. The plant is a “capacity expansion,” Gaddy says, because it is 15 miles from its headquarters. The yard is less than 1 mile from the U.S.-Mexico border.
Gaddy says the scrap yard will cover 5.5 acres with the possibility of expanding the facility by another 5.5 acres, depending on market conditions. The facility also will have rail siding, which will make the scrap metals yard an ideal location from which to ship material to steel mills throughout the U.S., the company says.
Nulife Glass to Open CRT Recycling Plant in New York
Nulife Glass, a Manchester, U.K., company, has announced plans to invest $3.7 million to build its first U.S. CRT (cathode ray tube) recycling facility in Chautauqua County, N.Y. The plant is expected to be capable of processing up to 100 million pounds of CRT glass per year.
The project will include the renovation of a 50,000-square-foot facility in Sheridan, N.Y. The renovation is expected to be complete within the next 12 months.
Simon Greer, owner of Nulife, says, “The welcoming business environment that Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) introduced us to and the reception we received from our state, regional and local partners was tremendous. Everybody we talked to did what they said they were going to do and now here we are.”
BNE provided assistance with site selection, access to incentives and service providers and help in navigating state regulatory agencies in attracting Nulife, whose search for a North American location included Canada and the western United States. The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency and the county’s Department of Economic Development also played important roles in site selection and assisting the company with the permitting process for their new facility.
“This is the type of innovative technology and creative application of advanced manufacturing that I believe will strengthen our regional economy in the years ahead,” says BNE President and CEO Thomas Kucharski.
Nulife has already started to accept glass at the Chautauqua County site. The company says it is completing the renovation and equipping of its new facility and anticipates being fully operational within the next 12 months.
LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS
ISRI Members Visit Congress
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C., has reported that more than 100 members of its association took part in its 2013 Congressional Fly-In event July 23. The annual event is designed to allow companies to visit members of Congress to discuss the economic and environmental roles recycling plays.
ISRI says several of the key topics discussed by its members included ways to prevent materials theft, the issue of exporting raw materials processed at electronics recycling facilities and the industry’s development of a curriculum to teach the science of recycling in schools.
“The recycling industry plays a vital role in the environment and economy within every single Congressional district in America,” says Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “Recyclers are responsible for providing good-paying jobs for members’ constituents while at the same time conserving valuable landfill space and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Working with Congress, we can further enhance our nation’s recycling capabilities and the many environmental benefits of our industry,” she adds.
In supporting its efforts, ISRI recently released an economic impact study that shows the industry provides more than 460,000 direct and indirect jobs in the United States, including 138,000 direct jobs. Both figures mark an increase from a similar report done in 2011. The industry generates about $4 billion in state and local revenue annually and $6.3 billion in federal taxes, ISRI says.
Overall, the recycling industry provides for more than 0.5 percent of the national’s total economic activity, according to ISRI.
“As the voice of the recycling industry, it is important for ISRI and our members to advocate and build relationships with members of Congress,” says Wiener. “We are grateful to all those members who are working with us to find the most effective ways to reduce metals theft, to strengthen and expand the U.S.-based electronics recycling infrastructure by recognizing the global nature of the industry’s activities and to teach the science of recycling in schools.”
Greenpac Recycled Board Mill Opens
The paper company Cascades Inc., headquartered in Kingsey Falls, Quebec, has announced that its Greenpac Mill LLC, Niagara Falls, N.Y., produced its first roll of recycled linerboard July 15.
Cascades created Greenpac in partnership with the Canada-based private equity firm Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and the firms Jamestown Container and Containerboard Partners.
Construction on the project, which was headed by Norampac, began in 2011. Norampac, a division of Cascades, also will be in charge of mill management. When fully operational, the mill will produce 540,000 tons of 100-percent-recycled lightweight linerboard.
“Equipped with the most advanced technology, this machine will enable us to better meet the needs of our customers,” says Marc-André Dépin, president and CEO of Norampac. “After two years of intensive construction activity, we are anxious for the opportunity to finally be able to demonstrate the possibilities of the quality products that we will be able to offer.”
Metalico Acquires Scrap Business in New York and Pennsylvania
Cranford, N.J.-based Metalico Inc. has closed its previously announced acquisition of the assets of Segel & Son. Inc., a family-owned scrap iron and metal recycling business with facilities in Warren, Pa., and Olean, N.Y.
Eric Hern, president and CEO of Segel & Son, will stay on with the new ownership. He will be responsible for overseeing and growing the former Segel operations.
Metalico will operate the Segel facilities through its Goodman Services Inc. subsidiary, which has locations in Bradford, Pa., and Jamestown, N.Y. The company says it expects the acquisition to enhance its position along the border of New York’s Southern Tier and to boost supply materials for Metalico’s Buffalo, N.Y., shredder.
Metalico Inc. is a holding company with operations in ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal recycling and fabrication of lead-based products. Metalico operates scrap recycling and lead fabricating facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois and California.