Twenty years ago, Jake Anderson took a leap of faith and found a new home in Sioux Falls. Learning from his parents in business, he decided to embark on a new challenge. As the CEO and owner of Millennium Recycling & SEAM, Anderson has worked hard to make a name for himself and build his legacy in an environment that’s always changing.
“I enjoy watching the evolution of people in the business. We’re always trying to figure out ways to stay ahead of the curve…especially as a small and independent operator,” said Anderson.
One thing that hasn’t changed is his partnership with his brother, Vince. Vince is the operations manager at SEAM and has been essential in making SEAM a successful stand-alone company after it branched off from Millennium in 2012. The pair has grown into their roles within the business to create a fine-tuned machine ready for any challenges that may pop up.
“One person can’t run a business himself or herself, but it takes a number of really good people that are willing or buy into the same vision,” said Anderson.
That includes Shannon Dwire, Millennium’s president. Dwire has been in the recycling business for 21 years and was previously the general manager at Millennium. She’s responsible for overseeing sales, processing, research and development, and all other aspects of business operations and strategy. She reports directly to Anderson. Together, this team has transformed their business into a staple in the Sioux Falls community.