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Profiles in Paper: Kerry Getter

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Q & A Interview with KERRY GETTER Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: My father and brother had started a company named All Wastepaper Recycling in Dallas in the mid-1970s. After I graduated from college, I worked in the commercial banking business in Texas for 10 years. In the late […]

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Sierra Becomes New PSI Member

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Sierra International Machinery—which recently joined the PSI Chapter—sells and services processing equipment for the scrap, recycling, and waste industries. The company’s equipment offerings include single- and two-ram balers, material handlers, portable baler/loggers, and conveyors. Sierra also sells used equipment and provides both in-stock parts and on-call service for customers. In addition to its headquarters facility […]

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Contest Invites Students to Imagine Recycling’s Future

Attention all PSI Chapter members with a student in grades K-12! ISRI and JASON Learning invite all students to participate in their annual recycling-focused video and poster contest.  This year’s contest encourages students to create a video or a poster that imagines what recycling will look like in 50, 75, or even 100 years from […]

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Profiles in Paper: Morris Friedman

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Q & A Interview with MORRIS FRIEDMAN Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: I grew up in the scrap business. My father Abe and his brother Marty started a scrap business—City Iron and Wastepaper—in Lorain, Ohio, in the mid-to-late-1950s in the back yard of their house. They became one […]

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President Trump Visits Pratt Industries’ New Mill

President Trump Visits Pratt Industries’ New 100% Recycled Paper Mill Recognizing the important role paper recycling plays in U.S. manufacturing, President Donald Trump on Sept. 22 toured Pratt Industries’ containerboard mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The event was broadcast live on at least one national cable channel. Pratt Industries is a member of ISRI and the PSI Chapter. […]

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ISRI Promotes Recycling to State Legislators

ISRI and its members, including several from the PSI Chapter, showcased the recycling industry’s economic contributions for more than 2,300 state policymakers in Nashville during the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in early August. In addition to hosting a booth in the event’s exhibit hall, ISRI sponsored the summit’s exhibit hall luncheon, with […]

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3 Reasons to Register for PSI Palooza!

Three reasons to register for PSI Palooza Oct. 23 8 to 11 p.m. at Lucky Strike Chicago There are many reasons to attend PSI Palooza, the PSI Chapter’s annual industry gathering and scholarship fundraising event, but here are three of the best: Number 1: Networking PSI Palooza offers an ideal forum to strengthen your current industry connections and forge […]

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ISRI Remains Vigilant on Indonesian Scrap Import Regs

ISRI staff and ISRI’s PSI Chapter members met with Indonesian government representatives and U.S. Embassy officials in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sept. 5-6 to further address Indonesia’s pending import restrictions on scrap paper. If finalized—reportedly within the next two months—a new ruling from the Indonesian government would then impose a maximum allowable impurity level of 2 […]

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Have a ball at PSI Palooza!

PSI Palooza is the PSI Chapter’s annual industry party and scholarship fundraising event! This year’s event—slated for Oct. 23, 8 to 11 p.m., at Lucky Strike Chicago—will offer 9 bowling lanes for a 9-team tournament; ping pong, billiards, and a lounge area with snacks; and a private bar (wine and beer only; two drink tickets […]

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Profiles in Paper: Greg Cottrell

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Q & A Interview with GREG COTTRELL Q: When and how did you enter the papermaking/recycling industry? A: I began my current career in 1982 by accident. At the time, I had the landscaping and greenhouse business in North Carolina. While visiting my parents in Georgia during an unusually cold winter in North Carolina, I […]

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