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Past President Interview: Kevin Duncombe

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Kevin Duncombe Q: How did you enter the paper recycling/brokerage business?  A: I got into this business a bit unexpectedly. I was finishing up my master’s degree in business, and I took a job as an accountant at a box company. It was at a time when technology was just starting […]

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Welcome New Member: Utah Metal Works

Utah Metal Works Becomes New PSI Member   Utah Metal Works has a long history as a member company of ISRI and one of its predecessor associations, NARI. Although the 64-year-old, family-owned scrap company specializes in recycling nonferrous metal scrap, it also handles some OCC at its Salt Lake City headquarters operation and larger quantities of OCC […]

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Profiles in Paper: Johnny Newsome

Q & A Interview with JOHNNY NEWSOME Q: What was it about the industry that prompted you to build a career in it? A: One of my grandfathers, my father, and two uncles worked for Sonoco, and I saw from their example that I could make a good living there. So I decided at a fairly […]

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Past President Interview: Crawford Carpenter

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Crawford Carpenter Q: Are you still actively involved in the paper recycling business? A: I retired two years ago at 73. Now, I get up pretty early—I don’t like sleeping in—and I do some fitness activities first, usually cycling or tennis. I normally practice or play tennis three to four days […]

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Time is almost up for scholarships!

***Attention PSI Chapter Members*** Please forward this scholarship information to employees in your company’s recycling division who have a graduating high school senior. Time is almost up……for students to apply for the PSI Chapter’s 2019 academic scholarships. The application deadline is March 31, so encourage students in your circle to apply today. This year, PSI will give $2,000 scholarships […]

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Welcome New Member: Steinert

Steinert US (Walton, Ky.) is the North American subsidiary of Steinert GmbH (Koln, Germany), a global leader in consulting, manufacturing, installing, and servicing sensor-sorting and traditional magnetic separation technology. The company serves a variety of industrial applications, including metal recycling, residential/MSW recycling, mining, and ash slag. For metal recycling operations, Steinert offers sorting and separation […]

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PSI Past President Interview: Ben Harvey

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Ben Harvey Q: Are you still actively involved in the paper recycling business? A: Yes. I graduated from college in 1971 and have worked in my family’s company ever since, currently serving as president. Our company had three employees when I joined, and it now has 350 employees. How did […]

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Welcome New Member: Eagle Trans Shipping & Logistics

Eagle Trans Shipping & Logistics is an international freight-forwarding company based in London, with a U.S. office in Hoboken, N.J. The company, founded in 1984 as a small customs-clearance business, now provides global logistics services from 23 offices located in 11 countries on five continents—and counting, the firm says. In terms of services, Eagle offers single-mode […]

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It’s High Time…

…for students to apply for the PSI Chapter’s 2019 academic scholarships. The application deadline is March 31, so encourage students in your circle to apply now. PSI Chapter scholarships provide funds to select students who are dependents of employees in the recycling divisions of PSI Chapter member companies. This year, PSI plans to give $2,000 […]

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Profiles in Paper: Doug Padnos

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Q & A Interview with DOUG PADNOS Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: After a 12-year sales career in an unrelated industry, I joined my family business in 1989. At that time, I had three third-generation family members–two first cousins and one brother–who were already established in the company. Paper recycling […]

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