Construction Recycling Association Renames Itself

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 13, 2013

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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

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


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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