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Aaron Radl Presented with ISRI’s Golden Wrench Award

Sadoff Iron & Metal employee exemplifies commitment to vehicle safety

(Washington, DC) – For exhibiting outstanding efforts, achievements, and contributions during a career in vehicle maintenance, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) presented its Golden Wrench Award to Aaron Radl. Radl serves as a shift supervisor for ReMA member Sadoff Iron & Metal in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

GoldenWrenchWinnerAaron“It is with great pride that we honor Aaron Radl with the Golden Wrench Award,” said Commodor Hall, transportation safety director for ISRI. “His commitment to ensuring the fleet is maintained and in a safe driving condition serves as an example to others. Furthermore, Radl has dedicated himself to continuous improvement in his field, taken on additional responsibilities, and helped drive a culture of safety. This award is well-deserved.”

Radl started with Sadoff Iron & Metal in May 2011. He currently serves as the second shift supervisor in the truck maintenance shop at the Fond du Lac location. As part of Radl’s duties he performs maintenance and directs the others involved to assure the fleet trucks are ready for the start of the next day. He performs these tasks and oversees the other repairs to assure quality performance resulting in safe vehicles and maintaining an excellent CSA score. Radl’s diligence in continued education in the heavy truck arena has led to internal recognition and increased responsibility in areas Sadoff previously had not undertaken. This includes successfully in-house transmission and engine rebuilds.

“We at Sadoff feel that Aaron has shown exemplary maintenance skills and leadership abilities,” said Dave Casper, equipment maintenance manager for Sadoff Iron & Metal. “He has also participated in many of the fleet maintenance checklist modifications to assure a thorough inspection at each PM Service and has a good sense of follow through. Along with this, he has also shown that he puts 110 percent in every day to ensure that safety is never forgotten and instills it upon others.”

The Golden Wrench Award is based on the following criteria:

  • Nominees must be full-time employees (employed by the member company for a minimum of one year) whose primary responsibility is to maintain commercial motor vehicles.
  • Nominations must be made by someone familiar with the nominee’s work history, such as a supervisor, safety director, and so on.
  • No more than five vehicle maintenance technicians may be nominated from the same member company.
    Nominees must meet the minimum requirement of five years of verifiable employment as a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) maintenance technician.
  • Nominees must have a minimum of 40 hours qualified medium/heavy and or auto/light truck maintenance training (within the last three years). For example; training provided by a licensed technical school, community college, automotive technician training program, or qualified equipment vendor.
  • Member company CSA vehicle maintenance performance score cannot exceed 60% (CSA Threshold 80%).
  • No member company record of CSA intervention letters/alert notices within the past 24 months (in any of the CSA Seven Basics).
  • Non-mandatory, National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) medium/heavy truck and or auto/light truck test completion and current certification (within the last five years).
  • Non-mandatory, A current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL– A, B, or C Class).

Other criteria taken into account are contributions to improving company vehicle maintenance, letters of appreciation, deeds of heroism on or off the job, and civic and fraternal organizations.

The award was presented to Mr. Radl at ISRI’s 2019 Convention and Exposition in Los Angeles. In addition to travel to and lodging at the Convention, he received a crystal award and a personalized certificate.

*Photo Attached. Left to right: Brian Henesey, ReMA Vice Chairman; Aaron Radl; Dan Curran, Senior Vice President  and Underwriting Officer, AmWINS Program Underwriters)


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ReMA represents 1,300 companies in 20 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

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