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In This Issue: March/April 2016

Safety Spotlight

  • Safety briefs
  • Spreading the safety message at ISEC
  • Vehicle inspections and maintenance

Conventional Wisdom: ISRI2016 Convention Guide
Knowledgeable insiders and outside experts will come together to give you insights that you simply can’t afford to miss at ISRI2016 in Las Vegas. This preview of the more than 60 workshops and spotlight sessions will help you strategize your experience.

Expo Explorations
Let the adventure begin! Start your journey through the 9 acres of equipment, services, and resources at ISRI2016 with this handy guide to the approximately 300 exhibitors eager to greet you.

Making His Mark
Incoming ISRI Chair Mark Lewon brings a devotion to scrap recycling and a history of industry service to his leadership role. He aims to help members develop the skills they’ll need to handle any changes ahead. By Kent Kiser

ISRI Election 2016: The Race Is On
Meet the two candidates seeking the position of ISRI national secretary/treasurer, to be selected at the convention’s closing board meeting.

Fear vs. Facts
Health concerns about crumb rubber used in synthetic turf infill have tire recyclers frustrated. With studies to date showing it does not pose health or environmental risks, they hope education and outreach will help allay such worries. By Megan Quinn

No Customer Too Small
Customer service, education, marketing, outreach, and a safe and clean recycling facility can help you earn retail customers’ long-term loyalty. By Katie Pyzyk

The Heat Is On
Century Metal Recycling, India’s fast-growing producer of secondary aluminum and zinc alloys, is positioning itself as a key supplier for the automotive and motorcycle manufacturing industries. By Adam Minter

Treading Carefully
Champlin Tire Recycling has evolved through the decades while retaining its family and employee focus and a spirit of innovation that keeps it moving forward. By Katie Pyzyk

Equipment Focus: Wire Strippers
The size and volume of insulated wire and cable you process can help you determine the best choice for your needs among machines that range in power, speed, and adjustability. By Kenneth A. Hooker

RISI China Paper Conference Report: Reshaping China’s Paper Industry
China’s papermakers see good news in continued modest growth but warn of challenges ahead due to industry consolidation and the government’s environmental imperatives. By Adam Minter

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