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TIME Magazine: Trash Talk

New Energy  |  Michael Grunwald


THE FUTURE OF GARBAGE IS GREENER, cleaner, smarter and cheaper to pick up. And it’s here, in the form of a trash can the size of a U.S. mailbox, pimped out with a solar-powered compactor that allows it to hold five times as much as a normal can, plus high-tech sensors that let sanitation workers know how full it is. There are 15,000 of these BigBellys deployed around the world, and they’ve already started to transform the ultimate dirty industry, keeping gas guzzling trucks off the street while cutting costs for cash-starved communities. In Philadelphia, where BigBellys were painted in bright colors to look like cute trash-eating monsters, they saved the city nearly $900,000 on collections in their first year. They’ve reduced pickups from three times a weekday to less than three times a week, and they’ve financed a new recycling program that’s producing additional eco-friendly revenue.

A young entrepreneur named Jim Poss founded the company that became BigBelly Solar in 2003 because he wanted to do something green and profitable and the waste industry seemed ludicrously wasteful. Most garbage trucks get less than 3 m.p.g. and cost $150 an hour to operate. Nationally, they bum a billion gallons of diesel a year and cost communities over $50 billion. Poss was determined to break into the world of renewable energy, and while he thought it would take some time for solar panels and electric vehicles to compete with coal and gasoline, he saw instant opportunities for efficiencies in the world of garbage. “I don’t need a subsidy to kill the business model of huge trucks driving around aimlessly,” Poss says….

So what’s the catch? Really, there isn’t one. BigBellys help reduce our carbon emissions — and our vulnerability to price shocks — while shrinking bureaucracies. They also help keep cities cleaner, eliminating overflows that attract rats and pigeons. They’re made in America, supporting factories in Vermont and Kentucky in addition to about 40 employees at the company’s Massachusetts headquarters. BigBelly Solar’s revenues have doubled almost every year, and the coming era of tight budgets should be good for business.

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TIME Magazine: Trash Talk
New Energy  |  Michael Grunwald THE FUTURE OF GARBAGE IS GREENER, cleaner, smarter and cheaper to pick up. And it’s here, in the form of a trash can the size of a U.S. mailbox, pimped out with a solar-powered compactor that allows it to hold five times as much as a normal can, plus high-tech […] »

AMP Agency Ranked in Top 50 Agencies on PROMO 100 list and #6 in Interactive Specialty

AMP Agency Promo 100 list

The 19th Annual PROMO 100, the industry’s most eagerly anticipated ranking which recognizes the top promotion and integrated marketing agencies based on U.S. net revenue, ranked AMP Agency #46. The PROMO 100 also highlights the top agencies in six marketing specialties: event and experiential, interactive, promotional products, retail, social and sweepstakes. We are thrilled to announce AMP Agency ranked #6 in the interactive specialty—a testament to our expanding digital service offering and interactive expertise.

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AMP Agency Ranked in Top 50 Agencies on PROMO 100 list and #6 in Interactive Specialty
The 19th Annual PROMO 100, the industry’s most eagerly anticipated ranking which recognizes the top promotion and integrated marketing agencies based on U.S. net revenue, ranked AMP Agency #46. The PROMO 100 also highlights the top agencies in six marketing specialties: event and experiential, interactive, promotional products, retail, social and sweepstakes. We are thrilled to […] »

June 2012 Newsletter

MCRC is pleased to announce a new investment in Motion Recruitment Partners, Inc.  Founded in 1994 Motion Recruitment Partners, a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, operates two staffing divisions under different operating brands. One division is comprised of two agency networks (Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates) which place information technology professionals on a permanent, full-time and temporary contract basis. Both agencies operate out of nine major cities across the US. The other division (Seven Step Recruiting) is an enterprise recruitment processing outsourcer which provides high-volume, high-complexity recruitment solutions to large organizations worldwide.  Seven Step’s hiring solutions encompass professionals from across a variety of career disciplines. Mass. Capital’s subordinated debt investment was done in conjunction with a new senior debt facility from People’s United Bank as part of a refinancing that provided Motion Recruitment with additional working capital support.  For more information on Motion Recruitment Partners, Inc., please visit www.motionrecruitment.com.

June 2012 Newsletter
MCRC is pleased to announce a new investment in Motion Recruitment Partners, Inc.  Founded in 1994 Motion Recruitment Partners, a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, operates two staffing divisions under different operating brands. One division is comprised of two agency networks (Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates) which place information technology professionals on a […] »

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