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Construction Recycling Association Renames Itself

Article-Construction Recycling Association Renames Itself

The Construction Materials Recycling Association has renamed itself the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, to more clearly identify with its constituency.

The construction and demolition (C&D) association also named Valerie Montecalvo as its president, the first woman to hold that position for the group. She is president of Keabey, N.J.-based Bayshore Recycling Corp.

“As our industry has continued grow we wanted to highlight the focus our organization has on the recycling of both construction and demolition materials,” Montecalvo said of the 18-year-old association. “The goal of the more than 250 members of the CDRA is to promote the recycling of C&D materials.”

The organization has grown rapidly in recent years and expanded its headquarters and staff.  It has developed products including an industry-specific safety manual, a concrete recycling white paper and material specific websites for concrete, asphalt shingles and gypsum. It recently started up a C&D Recycling Hall of Fame to honor industry leaders.  
As part of its rebranding the CDRA revamped its website to make it more interactive. It is www.cdrecycling.org.

The association will develop a strategic plan to further its growth, Montecalvo said.


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