With recycling centers closed, people are starting to see their bottle and can returns pile up. “When we kind of look at it, it’s kind of Michigan’s money,” says Shayna Schupan-Barry, director of governmental affairs at Schupan & Sons Recycling. Read more.
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Tom Emmerich, COO of Schupan & Sons, Inc., and president of Schupan Recycling, talks to Frank Beckmann about how Michigan residents are holding on to $50 million in bottle/can returns.
Hundreds of millions of empty cans and bottles are piling up in garages across the state waiting to be returned. Recycling not considered essential — and most recycling centers have been closed from the Stay at Home Order. Those 10 cent deposits might not seem like a lot but right now have added up to […]
As many of us are wondering when we’ll be able to return bottles and cans again, one Michigan recycling business says Michiganders could be piling up more than 70 million a week. That’s more than $50 million worth. “There is urgency here. Each week that we wait, the demand grows and it becomes more of […]
Fifty million dollars is a whole lot of dimes. That’s how much Michigan residents hold in beer, pop, and other bottles and cans with 10-cent deposits accumulated since late March, when an emergency order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped redemption at supermarkets and other stores because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
Michiganders have been piling up bottles and cans for over a month, since people have not been able to return them for the bottle deposit. Experts from Schupan and Sons Recycling said Michiganders have collected “millions of dollars” worth of returnables since stores suspended bottle returns. Read more.
West Michigan companies are getting creative to help healthcare workers in the battle against COVID-19. Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales in Kalamazoo manufactured an acrylic box called Aero|Guard that fits around a patient’s head and is designed to stop the spread of potential COVID-19 particles during invasive procedures like hooking someone up to a ventilator. Read […]
Tom Emmerich, COO of Schupan & Sons, Inc., and president of Schupan Recycling, discusses the impact of bottle room closures in Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen to Guy Gordon’s interview with president of Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales, John Barry. Barry discusses the origins and benefits of the Aero|Guard.
Bronson worked with design team to ensure the proper sizing of the box and armholes. In addition, Bronson recently collaborated with Schupan and Brady Beauchamp to produce an instructional video, which will be used to train staff. Bronson has 10 of the new boxes ready for use with patients who have COVID-19 and expects to […]
Schupan Aluminum can now produce shields for health workers installing the ventilators on patients. A great story that I am also sharing with the White House as a credit to ingenuity right here in SW Michigan. Read more.
A Kalamazoo company is working to manufacture an acrylic box that would give doctors and nurses an extra layer of protection against COVID-19. Schupan Aluminum and Plastic Sales is making the boxes, which are meant to shield virus droplets from medical professionals as they put in breathing tubes. Read more
A supply company in Kalamazoo is producing an intubation box that will shield healthcare providers from COVID-19 patients. Schupan Aluminum and Plastic Sales in Kalamazoo created the intubation box along with mechanical engineer Andy Bornhorst to help Michigan hospitals. Currently, some COVID-19 patients have to be put on a ventilator. In order to do that, […]
As districts work to finish the school year online, Kalamazoo Public Schools is distributing Chromebooks to students. Many of the laptops are coming from a donation by one local company. Schupan Asset Management has donated a total of 430 Chromebooks to Kalamazoo Public Schools and Kalamazoo Covenant Academy. Read More
Students across Michigan have been asked to do their school work from home because the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. As schools work to expand online, one West Michigan company is working to get students the tools they need. Schupan and Sons Inc. has donated more than 300 Chromebooks to Kalamazoo Public Schools and Kalamazoo […]
Kalamazoo Public Schools is handing out free laptops to high school seniors this week after a local business donated the refurbished Chromebooks. Schupan Asset Management, the electronics recycling division of Schupan & Sons, Inc., and first distributed by KPS administrators on Monday, March 23. Read more.
Schupan Asset Management, the electronics recycling and information technology asset disposition (ITAD) division of Schupan & Sons, Inc., Kalamazoo, Michigan, has donated refurbished Chromebook laptops to Kalamazoo Public Schools and Kalamazoo Covenant Academy. These donations stem from study-from-home policies recently enacted at Michigan schools related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the […]
Plastic and metals recycling business Schupan & Sons LLC expects to be hiring soon. Read full article.
John Barry, President of Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales, discusses his leadership and his mentors’ influence. Read full article here.
The only regret Marc Schupan has about owning a 1985 Beechcraft King Air C90A is that he didn’t discover the value of business aviation earlier. Read original article here.
General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles. The plastic is washed, flaked and turned into fleece to make three products: Chevrolet Equinox V-6 engine covers, insulation for The Empowerment Plan coats for the homeless, and […]
Student athletes from Michigan State University will. And they did by proving their motto by helping out in Flint. In partnership with Schupan Recycling, Republic Services and the Michigan Community Service Commission, a group of 30 student athletes decked out in green and white helped distribute cases of water and collect empty bottles Friday afternoon […]
Increasing the UBC recycling rate offers challenges. Read more here.
“Why are so many large companies investing in recycling,” says Tom Emmerich, chief operating officer of Schupan & Sons, Inc. and president of Schupan Recycling. “It is called common sense.” Read original article.
Tom Emmerich, COO of Schupan & Sons, Inc. and President of Schupan Recycling, talks about our best-in-the-country bottle return/deposit law and the continued need for education on the importance of recycling on “Greening of the Great Lakes” with host, Kurt Heinze. Read full article here.
Greening of the Great Lakes host Kirk Heinze welcomes back Dianne Byrum, Doug Buhler and Marc Schupan for his second annual sustainability roundtable, a panel discussion focusing on some of the key “green” issues facing Michigan and the Great Lakes region. See original article.
After receiving the R2/RIOS certification in mid-May — a process confirming that a recycling company will handle electronics in an environmentally friendly manner — Schupan Industrial Recycling will be the electronics recycler for Waste Management of Three Rivers. Read full article.
The family-owned business has grown from meager sales and five or six employees when it was started by Schupan’s father Nelson in 1968, to annual sales topping $250 million and more than 400 employees in 10 locations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. Continue reading article.
Schupan & Sons has hired two scrap industry veterans to help lead its growing industrial recycling division. Read full article.
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Kirk Heinze welcome Marc Schupan and Jennifer Battle to WJR’s MSU Today for a wide-ranging discussion on sustainability and recycling. Heinze hosts Greening of the Great Lakes every Sunday evening on News/Talk 760 WJR and fills in for Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on this edition of WJR’s MSU Today program. Read original article.
The aluminum firm Alcoa has named the recipients of its Top North American Scrap Suppliers for 2013. The company says this year marks the ninth consecutive year that Alcoa’s recycling and scrap purchasing group has recognized its best suppliers in key performance criteria, including safety, quality, volume, breadth of supply to multiple locations and delivery performance. Read […]
Kirk Heinze talks with Tom Emmerich, President of Schupan Recycling, about the possibility of changes to the Michigan Beverage Container Deposit Law, currently under consideration in the DEQ’s draft report to Governor Snyder. Read article here.
Since YPO-member companies are on the frontlines of the world economy, the executives who run them have unique perspective and insight into the global marketplace. From CNBC, with Marc Schupan as a contributor. Read original article.
Bridge’s “Faces of Michigan” features Marc Schupan. In 1974, Marc Schupan took a leave from his job as a high school government teacher and coach to sort out his future. He thought about law school. Or maybe college coaching. First, he planned to… Continue reading original article.
From the news and information website for recycling professionals. Promotions at Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales announced. Read original article.
Everybody thought of us a scrap metal processor, but our customer base is much larger than that,” Gildea says. Read original article.
Race cars are not usually considered environmentally friendly, but NASCAR and the Michigan International Speedway, or MIS, are working to turn motorsports green. MIS President Roger Curtis says that many people do not connect sustainability with a racetrack, but the fans in the grandstand do care about the environment. Read original article.
Since November, the owner of Kalamazoo-based Schupan & Sons Inc. has been one of a group of 13 successful small to mid-size business owners being put on air sporadically by CNBC to act as advisors to small business people who tune in. Read original article.
“Our biggest challenge has been to grow enough to provide opportunities to our very good employees. We want them to make a good living and be proud of where they live.” says Mike Gildea, President of Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales. Read original article.