This Issue in Scrap
Welcome to Scrap World!—ISRI Orlando Convention Guide
Experience the best the scrap industry has to offer—as well as a bit of Harry Potter magic—at ISRI’s 2013 convention in Orlando, Fla.
ISRI Convention Exhibitor List
Think you can visit all 325-plus exhibitors at this year’s ISRI scrap recycling industry exposition? This list can help you plan your expo-floor strategy.
From Roof to Road
Scrap asphalt roofing shingles are finding a second life in new roads, with plenty of room to grow in that and other specialized markets. By Ellen Ryan
Putting a Dent in Metal Theft
Greater enforcement of existing laws, tougher penalties for thieves, and collaborative efforts among recyclers, police, and property owners have the potential to deter and solve the theft problem, many say. By Diana Mota
Tireless Tire Recyclers
The Vincent family has navigated many bumps in the road in its almost 30-year journey to build a successful company in the tire recycling business. By Kent Kiser
Safety Series: Elevating Forklift Safety
Despite their harmless appearance, forklifts can maim and kill if the operator lacks the requisite training and if the equipment isn’t operated and maintained properly. By Kim Fernandez
Equipment Focus: Tier 4 Engines
New engine-powered scrap handling equipment must meet federal interim Tier 4 emission standards, which will require some changes in the machines’ operation and maintenance. By Christopher Doscher
Report: RISI China Paper Conference—Illuminating China’s Paper Industry
Speakers at a new international paper recycling conference emphasized China’s need to increase its domestic collection of recovered fiber and standardize its scrap paper specifications. By Adam Minter
Ralph Simon’s 43-year career in the paper industry was a model of success, thanks to his purpose-driven philosophy, business acumen, family support, and mentor guidance.
The Birth of an Association
ISRI traces its deepest roots to the National Association of Waste Material Dealers, which gave the trade its first national organization and a unified voice to protect its interests. By Kent Kiser
Scrapbook: Made in Taiwan
Super Dragon Technology uses technology and creativity to close the loop on the electronic scrap it handles. By Adam Minter