We had so much fun bragging about one of our amazing employees in our last post that we couldn’t wait to do it again. Quincy Recycle has always put a great deal of focus on safety. Without it, we can’t operate at the high levels needed to provide industry-leading customer service to our partners. So, today we are going to spend some time getting to know an employee who puts safety first. Meet Eric Savage!
Eric works in our New Haven, IN facility, and has been with Quincy Recycle for 6 years. He currently serves as the Operations Manager and is always looking for new and innovative ways to help his team stay safe at work.
Quincy Recycle’s Core Values
If you’ve read our blog in the past, then you may have heard us talk about our core values. Our core values are at the heart of what we do each and every day. The entire team at Quincy Recycle is extremely committed to our core values and Eric is certainly no exception.
Focused on Safety
Eric is extremely dedicated to maintaining a safe working environment for his team, which aligns well with our first core value, Alive and Well. Safety in the workplace is ever-changing, especially in recent months and Eric’s tireless commitment to this core value is why we are excited to feature him today.
“Eric’s number one priority is making sure his teammates make it home to their partners every day. He is always innovating production plans focused around the foundation of safety and our number one core value, Alive and Well.” — Michael Malloy (General Manager, Quincy Recycle)
Let’s learn more about Eric!
1. What does a typical day at work look like for you?
My typical day consists of checking in on all my employees seeing how their day is going and if there is anything I can do to help. I also spend a lot of my time tracking production, managing inventory, and resolving any issues that come up throughout the course of the day.
2. How would you describe the culture at Quincy Recycle?
Supportive. We are only as strong as our weakest link. At Quincy Recycle, we want everyone to be successful and enjoy coming to work each day.
3. Are there any big projects you are currently working on?
My maintenance team and I have been working on developing new and updating existing training procedures and preventive maintenance forms for all of our stationary and mobile equipment. The new and updated forms will help with training our staff on how to safely operate and maintain their equipment, reducing the risk of injury as well as potential downtime and repair costs should the equipment become damaged.
4. What’s one thing you’d like prospective employees to know about the company?
Your career is what you make it and opportunities at Quincy Recycle are endless. Quincy Recycle does a great job identifying strengths of employees and putting them in positions where they can utilize those strengths.
5. When you’re not at work, how would we find you spending your free time?
I spend my free time with my wife and kids. We enjoy being outside hiking and camping. My wife and I are very competitive and play in various sporting leagues such as Softball, Volleyball, Golf, and Bowling.
Alive and Well
We are all proud of Eric and grateful to have him as part of our team. His commitment to our first core value, Alive and Well helps make us a better company. We’re in the recycling business, but without our people, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
Our culture and core values define who we are at Quincy Recycle. Recently, we put together a video showcasing the Alive and Well core value and what it means to the team. Check it out!
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Quincy Recycle is in the business of solving waste stream problems for manufacturers. With in-house logistics, equipment distribution, and food waste processing, we are a one-stop-shop in helping our partners maximize their financial and sustainability goals from coast-to-coast.
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Here at Quincy Recycle, we place a high importance in fostering long-lasting relationships with our partners. We focus on providing reliable, consistent services for our customers because it’s an integral part of building success for their business. Read on to learn how we’ve applied this approach within our brokerage division.
How can Quincy Recycle’s brokerage division help?
We believe in building relationships and being a one-stop-shop for your waste and recycling needs, and we can do that through our brokerage business. We arrange to remove recycling commodities from your facility and get it directly to the businesses who need it – helping you meet your waste reduction and sustainability goals in the process. We stand out from other companies through:
- Financial Strength: We have the ability to pay clients fast and make the process much quicker than the industry standard.
- Reliable Partnerships: We have an unmatched network of recycling commodity processors that we’ve established during our 45 years in the industry. We know exactly where to sell your goods to get the best price and service. Our partners are located across the United States, so we can service your locations nationally.
- Excellent Communication: Our team is committed to open and honest communication. We are professional, transparent, and collaborative. We make sure you understand the state of the market, pricing, and the day-to-day logistics of getting the scrap removed from your facility.
We serve as the connection for businesses who are in need of waste management services, and the reliable paper mills and plastic processors who can handle that waste. Not only will we remove the commodities from your facility, but often are able to create additional value for your business through the partnerships we establish. Pretty nice, isn’t it?
How does the brokerage division work?
A brokerage relationship with Quincy Recycle starts the same as all of our relationships. We first take the time to see, listen, and understand the unique scrap and waste problems of your business. Once we understand your business on a deeper level, we can recommend the best waste management solution.
If a brokerage deal is the best option for your business, our team will start by setting a strategy, finding you the best pricing, and laying the foundation for the relationship. After this is settled, we will work with our Sales Coordinators on the details and execution. You can rely on our team to coordinate shipping and logistics, establishing a recurring frequency and cadence for scrap material pickups.
“People should know that we operate in a diverse industry, with an ever-fluctuating marketplace when it comes to freight. This can present many challenges in our search for the most effective rates while still providing the best service possible.” – Shelly Rueda, Sales Coordinator, Quincy Recycle
We never take physical possession of the recycling commodities. It’s our job to make sure your excess scrap is picked up timely and handed off to someone who can make the most of these materials – and we take our job seriously. Through our Collections & Logistics service, we can arrange for flexible pickup times that are convenient for your business. Our team works with the most reliable and cost-efficient transportation companies to ensure we are generating the most value for your business.
How our diligent teammates led to the success of our business
Over the years, our brokerage division has expanded as a result of the most trustworthy connections to companies who can help us solve our customers’ problems. But our business grew to be successful because of our committed team. Associates like Brian Sixsmith (Sales) and Shelly Rueda (Sales Coordinator) from our Chicago plant continue to create a valuable impact for our brokerage business through communicating to customers in a consistent manner, their expertise in trading, and building a strong customer network. This results in expanding who we work with and sell to.
“Shelly and I work closely as a team and are in constant communication to make sure loads are picked up and service needs are being met. We take the time to learn our vendor’s business and are proactive when we see irregularities in their service requests.” – Brian Sixsmith, Sales, Quincy Recycle
Their teamwork is essential to our business, and without their extraordinary customer service and leadership, our brokerage business wouldn’t be where we are today! We’re able to make better relationships with customers, and proven that we’re more than just a broker – we’re your strategic partner for all of your recycling and waste handling needs.
At Quincy Recycle, we make it a priority to help each and every client achieve their sustainability and waste reduction goals. It’s more than just sales and service. When you partner with Quincy Recycle, you’ll have someone you can rely on to navigate changes down the road. Contact our team today to learn more about our brokerage business.
About Quincy Recycle
We solve waste stream problems for manufacturers and other industrial suppliers. With over 45 years in the business, we handle paper, plastic, and metal recycling, and help clients build waste reduction processes within their business.
Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for the latest in industry news, recycling trends, and more! Also, check out our newest facility we are opening in Green Bay, WI, and visit our Careers page for information on how to join our team.
Here at Quincy Recycle, we pride ourselves on providing recycling and waste management solutions across the United States. We own and operate plants strategically located in the Midwest to help us efficiently process and move materials. These plant locations are critical to us being able to continue to provide the top-notch service our customers have come to expect from Quincy Recycle. That’s why we are excited to officially announce that we are launching our eighth facility in Green Bay, WI.
The Journey to Green Bay
The addition of the new Green Bay facility became an obvious next step for the business, and a natural expansion for our team. Success of operations in West Bend, approximately 100 miles South, was a crucial building block. As our dedicated Sales team continued to find new recycling partners in this area and as the amount of business opportunities in northern Wisconsin continued to increase, it became clear that Green Bay will be an important location for the Quincy Recycle business long-term.
General Manager, Marshall Harting, commented,
“The new Green Bay plant further aligns Quincy Recycle to meet the long-term supply needs of the recycling industry as it continues to grow and evolve. There is a real sense of pride from the entire Quincy Recycle team to be strategically expanding our footprint in the Midwest; growing our capabilities within the industry and offering increased service and new innovative recycling solutions to our partners throughout Wisconsin.”
Setting up Equipment & Operations
We took possession of the 64K square foot facility on September 1 and will be investing heavily in facility and equipment setup through the rest of the year. We will also be hiring key team members to help us operate the facility. Similar to existing Quincy Recycle facilities, the Green Bay facility will operate primarily within the fiber and plastic commodity markets.
Quincy Recycling Careers
Quincy Recycle estimates needing to hire more than 20 new employees in Green Bay within the next twelve months to operate the facility, with an anticipated production start date of January 1, 2021. Check out our About Us page to learn more about who we are and the type of team and work environment you can expect. Interested in joining the team? Submit your application through the link on our Careers page.
About Quincy Recycle
Founded in 1974, Quincy Recycle solves waste stream problems for manufacturers and commercial businesses with its large nationwide network and creative solutions-based culture. With a goal of efficiently diverting waste from landfills and minimizing client costs, Quincy’s primary business is providing paper, plastic, and food waste recycling services. The Midwestern based company is also a major supplier and buyer of gaylord boxes and commercial recycling equipment.
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