If you asked Michael Hitchcock, owner of Hitchcock Scrap Yard Inc. , how far he thought his company would grow roughly 40 years after investing in it, chances are he would have told you he had no idea. "I was just finishing up my service in the Vietnam War, and I knew nothing about the scrap business before I got into it with my grandfather," he said.

Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers specialized, high-heat options, ideal for processing applications. These features are available as part of Brokk's customization during initial purchase or afterwards through the manufacturer's repair and refurbishment services.

Of all the work Ray Trainor oversees — the drill blasting, the demolition, the recycling and excavating — one task never strays far from his mind: remaining a good neighbor. Set in a neighborhood northwest of Philadelphia, Trainor's company, Gill Quarries, mines six days a week while churning out recycled concrete, cut stone, rock products and more.

One might be surprised to know a 25-acre recycling yard in an industrial area of Wilmington, N.C., filled with big equipment processing giant piles of old trees and vegetation, also is a model of neatness and efficiency. In the case of Wilmington's American Property Experts (APE), all the equipment not in use at the recycling business is clean and lined up perfectly.

After bringing his wife with him to Knoxville, Tenn., Harry Hernandez decided that having lived and worked in his native Venezuela, as well as Florida, eastern Tennessee was the best place for his young family to grow and thrive. He also found Knoxville a good place to locate another branch of his prospering multi-state salvage operation, locally known as Tennessee Auto Salvage & Recycling.

McCloskey International has introduced a new feeder stacker to its lineup: the SF50. Versatile in its use across industries, the SF50 feeder stackers facilitates the handling and stockpiling of materials including, but not limited to, aggregates, coal, C&D waste, sand and gravel, topsoil and compost.

IROCK Crushers, a manufacturer of mobile and portable crushing plants, screening plants and conveying equipment, announced the appointment of Paul McCaffrey as director of product development and applications. "Paul brings IROCK a wealth of experience in application, design and operational practices within materials processing equipment.

In 2006, Garrett and Bill Griffin took a big leap of faith and, with some financial backing from their parents, started Griffin Brothers Excavation LLC. The first few years were tough. Small homeowner projects such as septic systems and other residential type work was all that seemed to be available to them.

Screening and crushing industry manufacturer McCloskey International welcomed equipment dealer Berry Tractor to its global network of distributors. The company will serve the Kansas and western Missouri markets in the United States. Berry Tractor & Equipment was founded in 1957 and is a division of Berry Companies Inc.

Lamon Construction Company Inc. of Yuba City recently partnered with Caltrans for a unique paving project in The Golden State. A section of Highway 162 in Oroville, Calif. was repaved using recycled asphalt pavement and liquid plastic made with single-use, plastic bottles — the first time the department has paved a road using 100 percent recycled materials.

The world's largest purpose-built material handler, a 460-ton giant unveiled at bauma 2019, recently joined the ranks of working port machines. The Sennebogen 895 E-Series Hybrid was commissioned in October for the Tosyali Holdings fleet, at the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, Turkey.