The founders of Onalaska’s Dynamic Recycling have been selected as Wisconsin’s top small business people of 2018 by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will honor Miles Harter and Curt Greeno next month in Washington, D.C., and the pair are in the running for national small business person of the year honors.
They are the first La Crosse area residents to receive the award in at least 35 years, according to SBA records.
“Dynamic Recycling represents the best of Wisconsin’s 445,000 small businesses,” Wisconsin’s SBA district director Eric Ness said in a news release. “Through their innovation, growth using SBA financing, and community service, Miles Harter and Curt Greeno are contributing to their community as well as the economy.”
Dynamic Recycling also will be honored at the state’s 33rd annual SCORE/SBA Awards Breakfast on May 4 in Waukesha.
Started in 2007 by Harter and Greeno, Dynamic Recycling has gone through five expansions and now employs about 210 people in Onalaska, Nashville and the Twin Cities.
In addition to recycling electronics, medical equipment and scrap metals, the Dynamic provides IT asset disposition, disassembling computer equipment for resale or recycling while ensuring all data is permanently removed from storage devices. The company’s clients include corporations, nonprofits and government agencies.
TOWN OF ONALASKA — Dynamic Recycling is expanding for the fifth time in a decade.
Work is almost complete on a $20 million facility adjacent to the Onalaska location that Greeno said will add about 150 new positions over the next several years, nearly doubling the number of local jobs. The company has a goal of recycling 100 million pounds this year.
In 2013 Inc. magazine named Dynamic as Wisconsin’s fastest growing small business.
Created in 1953, the SBA is a cabinet-level agency dedicated to the interests of small businesses, generally defined as having fewer than 500 employees, with some exceptions. The SBA provides training and loans to help businesses start, grow and recover from disasters.