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PAGE 6 UPPER PENINSULA BUSINESS TODAY AUGUST 2019
Alter Buys Schneider’s
Iron & Metal
KINGSFORD — Alter Trading Corp. recently announced its purchase of substantially all the assets of Schneider’s Iron & Metal Inc., which was based in Kingsford and founded in 1948.
Schneider’s operates four scrap metal processing facilities located in Kingsford, Escanaba, Negaunee and Marinette, Wisconsin. The Kingsford facility includes the company’s shred- ding operations, according to a press release from Alter.
“After working for decades to build this business and maintain good fami- ly-supporting jobs for our community, we were committed to finding a buyer that would continue our tradition of integrity by valuing our employees and providing excellent customer serv- ice,” said Ron Schneider, president and co-owner of Schneider’s Iron & Metal. “We found that Alter, a family- oriented company with a dedicated leadership and a business model that will continue this company’s success into the future.”
The Schneider facilities will become part of Alter’s northern Wisconsin division, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The transaction officially closed May 31.
Founded in 1898 and headquartered in St. Louis, Alter now operates 74 metal recycling facilities in 10 states under the trade name Alter Metal Recycling.
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Dr. Stephen McConnell
New Ophthalmologist at
Garrett Eye
IRON MOUNTAIN — Ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen McConnell has joined Garrett Eye and will see patients in the Iron Mountain and Escanaba offices.
McConnell joins Dr. John M. Garrett in providing general ophthal- mology care and cataract surgery.
He is a comprehensive ophthalmic surgeon who treats a wide spectrum of eye conditions. McConnell has a spe- cial interest in oculoplastic eye sur- gery, including blepharoplasty, as well as cataract surgery.
A Georgia native, McConnell received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and completed his medical training at Mercer University-Savannah.
After an ophthalmology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, he returned to Georgia to join Seaside Ophthalmology.
He spent a year of scientific research at the Medical College of Georgia and participated in medical missions in Honduras and Cambodia.
He is married to Dr. Whitney McConnell, a surgical podiatrist. They have a son and a
daughter. McConnell
is now accepting new patients in both Iron Mountain and the Escanaba offices.
Loker Named Senior VP
Senior Branch Manager
At First National Bank &
Trust
IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust has promoted Tammie Loker to senior vice presi- dent/senior branch manager.
Loker began her career at First National Bank & Trust in 1984 as a part-time accounting assistant before becoming a full-time accounting clerk in 1986. She moved to a teller posi- tion in 1988 and became teller super- visor in 1995.
After being promoted to branch supervisor at the downtown Iron Mountain location in 1997, she was named a bank officer in 1998. She was promoted to assistant vice president in 2010, followed by a promotion to vice president and branch manager in 2017.
“Tammie’s leadership and knowledge has been invaluable to the bank throughout her years as a dedicated employee,” said David Kashian, presi- dent and CEO of First National Bank & Trust. “We are very pleased to have an individual of this caliber as part of our Senior Management Team.”
Chartered in 1887, First National Bank & Trust is among the oldest and largest independently owned banks in the Upper Peninsula. It has seven loca- tions in Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Menominee and Iron River, along with a wealth management office in Marquette.
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Iron Mountain Animal
Hospital Adds Vet
Veterinarian Dr. Jeneen Anderson opened practice with the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital.
“We were very excited when she accepted our offer of employment this sprinpractice manager at the clinic, 325 Kent St.
Anderson grew up on a small farm in northern Illinois, where her love for animals cultivated a passion for the human-animal bond. She said she knew from a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian.
She earned her bachelor of arts in biology in 2016 at Augustana College, then her doctorate of veterinary med- icine from the University of Illinois in 2019.
More information -ironmountainan- imalhospital.com/veterinarians.
The Iron Mountain Animal Hospital practice also includes the Norway Veterinary Clinic, 1105 Seventh Ave. inNorway.
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