Category Archives: Membership

Welcome New Member: Aronson Recycling

PSI Welcomes Aronson Recycling as Newest Member When Aronson Recycling Co.—a division of Steven B. Aronson Co. Inc.—began operating in 1916, it handled primitive scrap materials such as rags and hides. Throughout its 103-year history, however, the company expanded into ferrous and nonferrous metals, precious metals, foam pad, and various grades of recovered fiber, including OCC, ONP, […]

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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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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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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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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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Profiles in Paper: Stuart Lurie

Q & A Interview with STUART LURIE Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: I graduated college in 1977 and first sold giftware in upstate New York. Then I went on to sell a variety of products for a national marketing company, living in Columbus, Ohio. At the same time, my father […]

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Welcome New Member: Graphic Packaging

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Graphic Packaging International—which became a PSI Chapter member in 2018—is a Fortune 500 corporation involved in the design and production of paper-based packaging solutions for customers in the food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer-product sectors, including many of the world’s most widely recognized companies and brands. Based in Sandy Springs, GA, and global in scope, […]

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Get Involved: Join the PSI Today

The Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter of ISRI can give members a competitive edge to help them achieve even greater success. PSI is a leading forum for scrap paper processors, MRFs, brokers, and consumers. PSI offers invaluable benefits to its members. PSI’s key strengths are in providing advocacy, standards, training, and networking for its member […]

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Profiles in Paper: Vic Rice

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Q & A Interview with VIC RICE Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: In 1976, after I played a couple years in the ski industry, Consolidated Fibers hired Bill Gleason, an international marketing expert from Crown Zellerbach, who in turn hired me to build an international division for its approximately 30 […]

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