CDRA Announces 2018 award winners

Published 22/2 at 14:11

The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (of North America) has announced two inductees to its prestigious C&D Hall of Fame and two award winners. These, as well as other awards, were presented at C&D World 2018 held between the 10 and 13 February in Nashville.

The C&D Hall of Fame honours prominent leaders and pioneers in the construction, demolition and recycling industries that have made an extraordinary contribution both to the industry and to their community. Recognising leadership in advocating environmentally sound practices within regulating agencies and legislative bodies governing waste regulations, CDRA has inducted two new people into the C&D Hall of Fame.

The first is Leonard Cherry who is president of Houston based demolition and recycling firm, Cherry Companies. Leonard served on the board of the CDRA, and is active in the local community.

The second, Ken Hoving, was president of the K Hoving Company in West Chicago, Illinois, until its purchase by Lakeshore Recycling Systems. He remained as an executive until his recent retirement. A long-time member of the Chicago waste industry community, Ken served on the CDRA Board, including as Member ‘at large’ on the executive committee. He is also well known for his various charity works.

“Both of these gentlemen exemplify the best in the C&D recycling industry,” said CDRA president Troy Lautenbach. “Their service and innovation in the industry, as well as their work for the association and their communities, make them deserving of this honour.”

Other awards being presented in Nashville include the ‘Operator of the Year’. This recognises recycling operations in the construction, demolition and recycling industries that have made an extraordinary contribution to the industry.  This award will be presented to Recon Services, a full service, multi-discipline recycling company from Austin, Texas.

Owner Walter Biel is known for being progressive and open to innovation, to the point he installed the first ever robotic sorting equipment on a C&D operation in North America. In addition, Recon is certified by the Recycling Certification Institute, providing its LEED customers an extra point no other company in Texas can.

The CDRA member of the year is awarded to an individual who has provided extraordinary service to the mission of the organization and the C&D Recycling industry during the previous 12 month period. John Schumacher and his assurance agency is being recognized for the excellent work done in creating from scratch a safety awards program for the CDRA.

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