Upland, Indiana-based Avis Industrial Corp., a privately held company with 10 subsidiaries throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, has acquired IPS Balers Inc., Baxley, Georgia, from the CP Group, San Diego.
IPS Balers is a manufacturer of ferrous, nonferrous, plastics and mixed fiber balers that has been serving the recycling industry for nearly two decades. Since 2008, IPS was a part of the CP Group of Cos., an international manufacturer of material recovery facilities and equipment, including disc screens, trommels, optical sorters and other material separation and recovery equipment.
With this acquisition, IPS becomes the third baler company owned by Avis Industrial, joining American Baler Co. and Harris Waste Management Group Inc. Avis subject companies manufacture and sell shears, shredders, and compactors among other products in the recycling industry.
“We are pleased to add IPS to our baler manufacturing companies,” says Leland Boren, chairman and CEO of Avis Industrial. “The features that are exclusive to IPS machines, including the precompression lids, hinge sides and bale-tie two rams, are innovative and allow us to meet the requirements of even more customers in the recycling industry.”
In conjunction with this sale, Avis Industrial has named CP as a strategic international distributor, authorizing CP to sell all of the Avis baler lines.
CP President Terry Schneider says, “Six years ago, CP acquired IPS to offer customers a complete package to our sort systems. Now, as a distributor for Avis, we will be able to offer our customers even more baler solutions. CP looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial business relationship with Avis.”
Avis says that in return it will have direct access to CP sorting systems, including disc screens and optical sorters, among other MRF equipment components.
Boren says, “We are excited about future opportunities with CP, leveraging their MRF equipment and design solutions within our network.”
Avis Industrial Corp. is the parent company of these wholly owned subsidiaries:
- AI International, Louisville, Kentucky;
- American Baler Co., Bellevue, Ohio;
- Crankshaft Machine Co., Jackson, Michigan;
- CUMSA Corp., Matamoros, Mexico;
- Edgerton Forge Inc., Edgerton, Ohio;
- Harris Waste Management Group Inc., with locations in Cordele and Baxley, Georgia; San Antonio and Wiltshire, United Kingdom;
- James Steel & Tube Co., Madison Heights, Michigan;
- Pacific Forge Inc., Fontana, California;
- Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc., Roseville, Michigan; and
- Sellick Equipment, Harrow, Ontario.
The CP Group of Cos. engineers, manufactures and installs material recovery facilities (MRFs) worldwide for a variety of sectors. Custom turnkey systems for residential recycling, commercial and industrial, municipal solid waste, engineered fuel, construction and demolition and electronic scrap processing are designed, installed and serviced by the group. CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS and Advanced MRF comprise The CP Group.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has revoked a permit for the Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Facility in Pensacola, Florida, and says it will file a lawsuit against the company in Escambia County. A copy of the Notice and Order of Revocation can be found here.
The Notice and Order of Revocation issued to South Palafox Properties LLC alleges that compliance issues at the Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Facility constitute violations of Florida law. Such compliance issues include the facility operating outside of permitted dimensions and failure to implement the Remedial Action Plan approval order issued by the department July 3, 2013.
“We are committed to taking any and all regulatory and enforcement action available to us to ensure the ongoing compliance issues at the Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Facility are addressed,” says Florida DEP Northwest District Director Shawn Hamilton. “We have worked diligently with the facility in an effort to address the issues, and, despite our attempts, the noncompliance continues. Revoking the permit and filing the lawsuit will prevent further violations and compel the facility to address compliance issues and implement corrective actions as required.”
The DEP says it will file a lawsuit against South Palafox Properties LLC seeking a judgment that will order the company to resolve compliance violations and comply with department orders.
Nomination forms for the awards program of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) are now available for download at www.cdrecycling.org/cdra-awards. The honorees will be announced at the association’s Annual Meeting on March 30 at the C&D World 2015 Exhibition & Conference in Nashville.
The Construction & Demolition Recycling Hall of Fame is part of the CDRA industry awards program. Introduced at C&D World 2013 in Tampa, the hall is designed to honor those individuals whose careers have best served the industry and the CDRA. Recyclers and vendors are eligible for the reward. Currently the Hall of Fame has five members: Mason Brown of Big City Crushed Concrete; Anthony Lomangino of Sun Recycling; Bill Guptail of General Kinematics; Lou Sanzaro of Ocean County (New Jersey) Remanufacturing; and Tadj Ondrick of Ted Ondrick Co.
The CDRA Recycler of the Year award is given annually to recognize the individual or company that exemplifies excellence in the C&D recycling industry. The CDRA Member of the Year award is presented to the CDRA board or committee member deemed to have best served the association in the previous year.
Nominations will be reviewed and winners determined by a committee of the CDRA. Nominations are due by Jan. 14, 2015, and can be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be obtained by contacting the CDRA at 630-585-7530 630-585-7530or at email@example.com.
According to the CDRS, candidates for the Construction & Demolition Hall of Fame:
- must exemplify leadership, defined as outstanding and enduring contributions to the success of the industry and to improving the processes, efficiencies or the human relations of the industry in an active capacity for a minimum of 10 years;
- should demonstrate courageous thinking and actions as well as vision and innovations in their business actions and personal behavior; and
- can participate in the industry as an owner, operator or vendor.
The CDRA Recycler of the Year is meant to honor recycling operations in the C&D recycling industry that have made an extraordinary contribution to the industry through the one or more of the following criteria:
- advancing business operations that result in increased recycling percentages;
- developing novel methods of marketing and conducting business;
- innovative practices in employer-employee relations;
- ensuring safer operations;
- protecting the environment; and
- developing industry standards.
The CDRA Member of the Year will be selected by a committee of the CDRA based on extraordinary service to the mission of the organization and the C&D Recycling industry during the previous 12-month period.
Candidates must exemplify leadership, which the CDRA defines as outstanding and enduring contributions to the success of the association and to lending quantifiable contributions to the association. They also must serve on a CDRA committee or the CDRA board of directors.