Company History (Tohoku Works)

1977   Iijima Store Nihonmatsu Plant Ltd. was established
1992   Joined Material Recycling Association and Japan Iron and Steel Recycling Institute
1993 April - August Reviewed Quality of All Metal Sheets
September Changed Name to Nihonmatsu Business Office from Iijima Store Nihonmatsu Plant Ltd.
1994 April Changed to Iijima Co., Ltd
May - November      Made Effort Separate Waste/Valuables in All Plants
December Joined Recycling Association of Commerce and Industry
1996 February Installed the Set of Cylinder Manifold (Substitute)
July Installed the Set of Fire Prevention Equipment (Water Tank)
August - New Office Building has been completed
- The Material Storage Area was changed into Concrete
- The first Intensive Separation Tank of Water and Oil
September Daylighting Panels in All Plants
October

- The second Plant has been completed
- Improved the Soil in the Place for Materials

November Carried out Job Training for Nursing School Children for a month
December Building for Employees’ Break
1997 February - Received “Fukushimaken Keisatsu Honbutyou shou” (Fukushima Chief of Police Prize)
April - Installed Auto Shearing Oil Weir
- Purchased a Vehicle that Complies with the New Exhaust Gas Regulations (4-year Project ended)
- Installed Radius Rod Processer
- Started Processing Industry
- Started Full-scale Supply of Steel Sheet B
1998 January

Started to Supply Steel Sheet C (Use of Waste Cars Shredder)


March

- Registered as Waste Recycling Business Operator in Fukushima Prefecture
- Registered as Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in
Fukushima Prefecture

June

- Installed a Car Washer (Make Waste Cars into Casting Materials)
- Secondhand Dealer by Fukushima Prefectural Public Safety Commission

July Repainted All Vehicles’ Coatings
October

- Planted Hydrangeas around the Second Plant
- Utilization and Promotion of Utilization Industrial Waste
- Large bucket with handle, Rubber, Plastic Waste, Used Machines, and
Vending Machine

1999 February

Received “Japanese Red Cross Tohoku Block Blood Center” Prize

April Started Cast Iron Tube Business
June

- The Office was automatized
- Industrial Waste Disposal Operator in Yokohama; Corporate Office

July

- Received “Fukushima Handicapped Association Chairman” Prize
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Sendai City

September

- Improved the Soil in the Material Storage Area
(Made Disposed Vending Machines and Water Pipes into Casting Material)
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Miyagi
Prefecture

October - Received “Roudou Eisei Yuryo Jigyouba Shou” (Excellent Occupational Health Office Prize) from Labor Standard Association
- Received Letter of Appreciation from Techno-Metal Co., Ltd
- Built Outer Walls for the Material Storage
2000 January Japan Foundry Engineering Society
April Industrial Waste Disposal Intermediate Treatment Operator (Fukushima Prefecture)
June - Started direct sales to Shinzuyo Metal
- Started to have dealings with Kobe Steel, Ltd.
July - Started Barter Business for ADC12
- Started Supply of Tin
August Received Letter of Appreciation from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and Techno-Metal Co., Ltd           
September Received Letter of Appreciation from UNICEF
October

- Put Doors for the First Gate (Study of Waste Plastic as a Combustion enhancer, Study of Utilization of Steel Can Waste)
- Started Supply of Steel Sheet D
- Started Direct Sales to NKK Bars & Shapes Co., Ltd

November Chosen as 11th place for passing the baton of Fukushima Relay Race
2001 April - Waste Home Appliance Recycling
- Started First Physical Distribution Business
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Koriyama
May - Released ISO14001 Environmental Policy
- Audited ISO14001, Kickoff Declaration for ISO14001
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Ibaraki Prefecture
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Tochigi Prefecture
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Saitama Prefecture
June - Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Chiba Prefecture
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Yokohama
/Corporate Office
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Gunma Prefecture
July - Installed Baler Compressor (300t)
- Industrial Waste Collection and Transportation Operator in Kanagawa Prefecture
August - Main Gate Door was Installed
- Installed the Second and Third Intensive Separation Tank of Water and Oil (Materializing Waste Home Appliance into Casting Materials)
- Remodeled 25t Unic Trucks
September Materializing Waste Rubber into Casting Materials
October - First Inspection of ISO14001
- Built Storage for Iron Powder and Nonferrous Materials with Using Concrete
- Improved the Soil in the Material Storage Area (Reinforcing Ground)
- Utilization of Recycled Asphalt
- Started Supply of Shredders for Home Appliances Waste
November - Chosen as 11th Place for Passing Batons of Fukushima Relay Race
- Installed Briquette Processors
2002 January    Received Certification of ISO14001
April Registration as First Class Collector for CFCs
May Started to Plant Cosmos
June Received A-class Bronze Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
July

- Made the Material Storage Area into Concrete for the second time
- Started to the Import and Sale of Coke (China)

August Registration as Second Class Collector for CFCs
October

-Installed the forth Intensive Separation Tank of Water and Oil
- Made the Material Storage Area into Concrete for the third time

November

- Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
- Purchased Multi Dismantle Machines

December Purchased 22t Dump Trucks
2003 February Started Repair Work of Vending Machine Wastes
March Completed the New Material Warehouse
April Made the Material Storage Area into Concrete for the fourth time
May Planted Cedars in Slope around the Company
June Started Study of Utilization of FRP
July

- Received Letter of Appreciation from Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal
- Purchased Kobelco (Lifting Magnet Excavator)

October

- ISO9001 (Quality ISO) Project Started
- Released Environmental Policy, Repaired the first Plant

November

- Purchased 3.6t Forklifts called Greendeer
- Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
- Finished Making all Plants into Concrete
- Installed the fourth and fifth Intensive Separation Tank
- Changed into Kobelco Yumbo Corporation from Kobelco

2004 June Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
July - Purchased 3t Forklifts called Greendeer
- Quality ISO Imitation Inspection
- Recorded Historically High H2
- Started to Deal with Collected Parts
- Yearly Dealing Amount Surpassed 100,000t
- Installed Nibblers and Diggers from Kobelco
August - Quality ISO Final Inspection
- Installed the first soundproof wall
September - Received Certification of ISO 9001
- Enlarged the Office Building
November Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
2005 March Purchased Forklifts from Mitsubishi Nichiyu (Promote Improvement of Environment)
June Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
September Yearly Dealing Amount surpassed 120,000t
September - December - The third Plant was completed
- Enlarged Stockyard of Steel Materials
- Built Processing and Disposal Plants
October Soundproof Construction of the South Side of first Plant
November - Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
- Soundproof Construction of the North Side of first Plant
December - Inspection of Environmental ISO (2004ver)
- Received Certification of Environmental ISO14001 of 2004 version
2006 January Soundproof Construction of the East Side of the first Plant
March - Soundproof Construction of the Central Part
- Installed Overhead Traveling Cranes 4.8t, 4.3t
June - Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
- Installed 300t Shirring Machines
July Get Inspected of ISO on13th and 14th
September Updated the Crane No.2
November

- Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
- Joined NPO United Nations World Food Programme Association

2007 March -Installed Radiation Detectors
-Installed Portable X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer

May

- Installed Machines for Dust Treatment
- Updated the Crane No.1
- Installed Metallurgical Microscopes

June - Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
- Installed AEDs
- Installed Optical Emission Spectrometers
- Purchased 25t Flatbed Trucks with Crane on the back
July Put Double-paned Windows at the first floor of the Office
August Purchased 3t Forklift from Mitsubishi Nichiyu
September Put Double-paned Windows at the second floor of the Office
October - Put Double-paned Windows at the Lobby and Locker Rooms
- Changed Tractors
November - Installed Shimazu Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer
- Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
2008 January - Changed Tools and Lights for Eco-friendly Types in the Office
- Changed Truck Scales
February - Installed Power Cutting Mill from Retch
- Installed Centrifugation Mill from Retch
- Received Bronze Medal from Excellent Safe Drive Office
April -Installed Cutting Machine from Heiwa Technica
-Repair of Earthen Floor of the West Side of the first Plant
-Soundproof Construction of the second Plant
June - Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno- Metal  Value Engineering Proposal”
- Changed the first Plant’s Doors to Aluminum Flush Doors
- Soundproof Construction of the West Side of the first Plant
July - Repaired Slate Roof of the Second Plant
- Repaired Lighting Arranged Corrugated Sheets of the Outer Wall at the Second Plant
- Repaired Painting of the Outer Wall at the Second Plant
- Purchased 22t Dump Trucks
August Purchased 36t Trailers
November Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
December Built a Car Wash
2009 June Received Letter of Appreciation from Techno-Metal
July Received the Certification of Quality ISO9001 of 2008 version
November Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
2010 July Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
September Purchased 22t Flatbed Trucks
October Purchased 25t Dump Trucks
November -Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
-Purchased 6t Flatbed Trucks with Tail Gate Lifter
2011 July Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
October Received Silver Medal for Contribution from Japanese Red Cross Tohoku Block Blood Center
November Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
2012 July Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal
Value Engineering Proposal”
November Chosen as the 11th Place for passing baton of Fukushima Relay Race
2013 July Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
October Changed Name to Tohoku Works from Nihonmatsu Business Office
2014 July - Purchased 25t Flatbed Trucks
- Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
2015 July - Purchased 22t Dump Trucks
- Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
(Received it for 13 Consecutive Years)
2016 July Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
(Received it for 14 Consecutive Years)
2017 July Received A-class Gold Medal of “Mitsubishi Motors and Techno-Metal Value Engineering Proposal”
(Received it for 15 Consecutive Years)