We're officially in the Hall of Fame!
Marvin Goldenberg, founder of Trucks & Parts of Tampa and credited with being the first person to offer reconditioned refuse trucks to a national audience, was inducted into the National Waste & Recycling Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
Goldenberg started in business in 1950 and became involved in the waste industry in the 70's when he began buying surplus fleets of garbage trucks and refurbishing them to resell. Goldenberg was ahead of his time when it came to green initiatives, recycling and protecting the environment and was one of the first to incorporate methods to collect waste oil and contaminants.
First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson recognized his efforts and presented Goldenberg with a National Beautification Award for business in 1966.
Goldenberg went on to found Trucks and Parts of Tampa in 1978, while maintaining his original locationnear Richmond, Indiana. "My father was an innovator and a pioneer. He had the foresight to provide the waste and recycling industry with quality refurbished trucks and changed the face of the used garbage truck market," said Bruce Goldenberg, CAO of Trucks & Parts of Tampa.
Scott Dols, current President of Trucks & Parts as well as CEO of Big Truck Rental stated, "Marvin raised the bar in the reconditioning of the used refuse trucks and built Trucks & Parts into the industry leader. Under Marvin's direction, Trucks & Parts of Tampa was the first to offer a rental fleet of refuse trucks. The rental waste collection truck business didn't even exist until Marvin recognized the need. Today, this business thrives as an integrated part of Big Truck Rental."
Trucks & Parts of Tampa continues to build upon the foundation Marvin established through hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit.
"Marvin's contributions over the years have been plentiful and I know from first-hand experience that his efforts have benefited many within the industry," said Bruce Goldenberg, adding “it’s quite an honor to see my father in the Hall of Fame”.