On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Avis Industrial Corporation announced the formation of its Recycling & Waste Equipment Division. The new division brings together three wholly owned Avis subsidiaries: American Baler Company, Harris Waste Management Group and International Baler Corporation.

“We are pleased to announce that D.J. VanDeusen will serve as the president of the Recycling & Waste Equipment Division in addition to his current role as president and general manager of Harris,” said Greg King, president and CEO of Avis. Dave Kowaleski, president and general manager of American Baler and Roger Griffin, president and general manager of International Baler will continue in their leadership roles and provide support for the integration activities associated with the new division.

The combined product offering of the Recycling & Waste Equipment Division includes single-ram, horizontal, two-ram, ferrous and specialty balers, scrap metal and automobile shear/baler/loggers, heavy-duty shredders and high-volume waste and scrap compactors.

“Bringing these three renowned businesses and their teams more closely together will provide unprecedented solution capabilities to our recycling and waste industry customers. It will allow us to deliver new units and parts support on shorter cycle times, provide optimized field service coverage, and generate broader advancement opportunities for our team members,” said VanDeusen.

The three companies operate four manufacturing locations and support the largest global installed base of balers for recyclables. Each company will continue to operate individually but the goal of the new structure is to bring to market unmatched recycling and waste compaction solutions.

“As an industrial holding company focused on long-term investment and growth, Avis is committed to optimizing the value and solutions these companies offer to their customers and team members. Our capital base allows us to support their business operations, which ensures unmatched support for their customers,” said King.

Learn more about AVIS’ new division on the company’s website here.

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno is a Communications Manager at ReMA. He is fascinated by the innovation and sustainability found in the recycling industry. He graduated from The Catholic University of America where he majored in Media Studies and minored in Spanish. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his collection of short stories he hopes to one day finish writing.