By Nick Gilbert
Alcoa, the world’s major manufacturer of primary and fabricated aluminum, has obtained complete control of used beverage can recycling company, Evermore Recycling.
The latter, which will now begin functioning as a wholly owned entity of Alcoa, was initially established as a joint venture between Alcoa and Novelis. In July this year, Alcoa agreed to gain complete control of Evermore towards August end. Evermore Recycling is now a division of Alcoa’s Global Packaging group. Evermore, which is known to be the biggest purchaser of recycled cans in the world, will continue to operate out of Nashville in Tennessee.
The territory managers at Evermore will retain their roles involving interactions with suppliers of used beverage cans across North America. The region-wise managerial assignments are Laura Chapman for the Northwest region, Michael Kirk for the Western region, Tim McAllister for Great Lakes and Canada, Jon Mulder for Central America, Rich Mayenknecht for Northeast and Oregon, Brian Cabat for the Southeast, and Alfredo Tinoco for Central and South America.
The Mexico region will be handled in unison by Mulder, Kirk and Tinoco. John Woehlke who served as General Manager at Evermore Recycling will continue in the same capacity in the newly restructured company.
Andrey Donets, President of Alcoa Global Packaging, expressed pleasure at Alcoa gaining full control of Evermore Recycling as the latter is renowned for its strong role in the recycling supply chain. Alcoa played a major role in initiating the recycling of aluminum. Aluminum cans are the easiest materials to recycle as they can be recycled into new cans within 60 days and consume only 95% of the energy required for production of cans from fresh aluminum.