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» November, 22 2016

Our Success is Driven by Innovation

For 30 years PADNOS has embraced innovation with proof that innovation and success go hand-in-hand. Our employees make the difference which is why the continuous innovation program is vital to our success. Hundreds to thousands of great ideas are submitted each year with many implemented throughout the company. This caught the attention of an esteemed periodical, Forbes, whom chose Mary Josephs to write an incredible piece explaining our program in-depth with mentions of those employees whose ideas were implemented. We couldn't be more appreciative that not only did Forbes choose us, but that Josephs wrote such an incredible piece.

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» May, 30 2016

Summer Job Fair and Interview Blitz

On Saturday June 4th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, our hiring managers will be available for interview to meet candidates for all our open positions, including Material Sorters, Hi-lo Operators, Truck Drivers (Class A), Mechanic and Machine Operators.

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» March, 20 2016

PADNOS to introduce Student X-Celerate program

Summer is around the corner! we are looking forward to see your Internship applications. Join our 36-month paid job rotation program that offers college students experience in a full suite of career choices including manufacturing, safety, quality, finance, sales, and administrative roles.

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» February, 18 2016

Local Boys and Girls Club help their Flint members

One of our 48 foot trailer carried more than 32,000 pounds of water! This week was big for the Boys & Girls Club members, as they loaded a Padnos sponsored semi-truck filled with water for their friends across the state. With their efforts, along with generous community involvement, the Boys & Girls Club of Holland collected close to 1,000 cases of water for delivery!

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» February, 05 2016


Prior to the end of the first semester last month, Michael Nuyen coordinated the creation of a new paper recycling program at the high school, working with the custodial staff and area recycling company Padnos to help classrooms become a little more environmentally friendly. Using boxes placed inside each classroom, students and teachers throughout the building can now dispose of used paper materials, which are taken to the local recycling company for future reuse.

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» December, 23 2015


Holland, MI (December 23, 2015) – PADNOS, a full service recycling company practicing sensible sustainability for over 100 years, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its electronics recycling facility. The new facility, located in Wyoming, Michigan, is just over 9,000 square feet and will meet R2 certification requirements, the highest standard in the electronics industry.

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» November, 11 2015


Jeff Padnos, PADNOS chief executive officer commented, “One of the greatest challenges about family business success is maintaining it – especially over generations. We believe that the leaders we are announcing today will help achieve our transition to the company’s fourth generation.” Padnos continued, “We know succession in a family business is a lifelong process and doing it right requires time, discipline, planning, communication, and most important, passing on the culture that has made PADNOS what it is. Our next leadership team represents the best in the business with proven track records of serving our loyal vendors, customers, and employees, and delivering results.”

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» October, 27 2015

"Recycling is Bigger Than the Bin" Video & Poster Contest

Calling all artists, filmmakers, and recyclers! Students in grades K–12 are invited to participate in a national recycling awareness contest sponsored by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (link is external) (ISRI) and JASON Learning. The theme of this year’s contest is "Recycling is Bigger than the Bin!" Most of the recycling we see today happens in the blue bin in your house. We recycle our paper, newspapers, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and steel food cans by placing them in the blue bin and putting it on the curb once a week. That’s easy! But what about those things that are “bigger than the bin” -- how are those recycled?

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» October, 02 2015

What Manufacturing Really Looks Like

This infographic tells the story of manufacturing. It shows how manufacturing enables our everyday lives, drives our economy, offers many different rewarding careers, and what can happen when communities across the country come together to show the public what manufacuring is

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» September, 28 2015


Holland, MI (September 28, 2015) – PADNOS, a full service recycling company, has practiced sensible sustainability for over 100 years. Today, the company announced it has surpassed one GWH – One Million Kilowatt Hours – of energy production via its solar panels at its Wyoming facility, a milestone in its solar energy initiative.

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» September, 08 2015

Labor Day Truck Parade

Locals enjoy Labor Day Truck Parade.- The annual Labor Day Truck Parade began at 9:15 a.m. Monday in Zeeland and made its way to Holland. Local businesses showed off their big rigs.

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» August, 25 2015

School Spirit of the Week Award

YOUR school has the chance to win the SCHOOL SPIRIT OF THE WEEK Award and $100 for your Athletic Department, plus bragging rights for the week! All you have to do is vote on WSJM website!

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» June, 13 2015

Scrap metal: 'Recycling at its ground level'

“You never know what you’re going to see from day to day,” Nathan Hoard said, retail yard manager at Padnos Traverse Bay Recycling, 3770 Blair Town Hall Rd. His crew once came across a hollow aluminum ball 10 feet in diameter. He has also seen brass burial urns (they were empty) show up at the business. Hoard, who grew up in Traverse City, has been with Padnos three years. Padnos has been in the business of recycling more than 100 years. It purchased its Traverse City facility 16 years ago.

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» June, 02 2015

Moolenaar tours Gratiot County small businesses

Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, recently toured a variety of small businesses in Gratiot County. He started his day with a tour of PADNOS Central Michigan, located in Alma, where he learned about recycling paper, plastics, metal and other materials. He was accompanied by Roger Simon, account executive, Amanda Radosa, manager of PADNOS Central Michigan, Karl Marcusse, district manager, and Sam Padnos, management.

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» April, 29 2015

Scrap Yards Coupons

Some of our Scrap Yards across Michigan are offering coupon codes that give you extra bucks for your scrap. Find instruction and a full list of those Recycling Centers accepting coupon codes.

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» April, 25 2015

Holland port welcomes first shipping vessel

Tug Undaunted, a barge from the Ludington-based Pere Marquette Shipping Co. was the first shipping vessel in the Holland port this spring. The ship arrived early Friday, April 24, with a load of aggregate for road construction delivered to Verplank Dock Co. It then moved over to Louis Padnos Iron and Metal to pick up a shipment of number 2 frag....... By

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» April, 24 2015

Clean Up and Green Up Sunday, April 26, 2015

Daylight Saving: Clean Up and Green Up Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. A free community-wide recycle, re-purpose and reuse event put on by Michigan Green Consortium in Traverse City, twice a year, on Sunday morning. Clean Up and Green Up encourages residents to bring difficult-to-recycle items; or ones that can be re-purposed or reused to one central location for collection and at no charge to the public.

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» April, 21 2015

Happy Earth Day

For more than 100 years, we've been doing our part to take care of our planet. To celebrate, join our Customer Appreciation days on Apr 22nd. at Shoreline Recycling, PADNOS Lansing, Padnos Central Michigan, Padnos Traverse Bay, Black River Recycling and Padnos Hastings.

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» October, 20 2014


New remote control capabilities have been developed though a collaboration between DustBoss and a pioneering Midwestern US scrapyard,which recently incorporated atomized misting technology for dust suppression at its 29-acre site in downtown Holland, MI. The enhanced control better serves the unique layout and workflow of the facility, making dust control even easier and more efficient for operators moving material.

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» August, 20 2013

Holland: Where Things Go After the Recycling Bin

Holland, as noted before, is extraordinary as a manufacturing center; I just saw a report saying that some 40% of its regional economy was manufacturing-based. Depending on how you count, that would be about twice the national average. Beyond that (and beyond its farming, tourist, and higher-ed businesses) one very important local employer is the family-owned Louis Padnos scrap and recycling company, whose numerous facilities include some on the lakefront right in downtown Holland. The coal-fired power plant that supports the city's innovative "snowmelt" system is next door. Nowhere you go in this town can you overlook its Dutch-religious heritage, or the role of its industries.

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» September, 10 2012

ArtPrize includes a tribute to Stuart Padnos

Holland, MI. An ArtPrize sculpture installed at Grand Valley State University pays tribute to the late Stuart Padnos, former senior vice president at Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company, who died in April. The piece is located near the Blue Bridge, at the courtyard entrance to Grand Valley’s Eberhard Center, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

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» August, 19 2012

Padnos builds state’s largest solar energy project

Holland, MI — Holland-based Padnos Iron & Metal Co. is now operating the largest solar energy installation in Michigan, a facility dedicated Monday, and a project that company President Jeff Padnos said makes sense economically and environmentally.

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» August, 10 2012

Student Job Fair 3/17/10

Student Employment Services will hold its fourth annual Job Fair on March 17, 2010 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. in the Applied Technology Center (ATC).

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