Michigan DEQ Field Office Relocates
Lansing, MI - The Michigan Department
of Environmental Quality's Negaunee Field Office is closing and the
staff is moving to the Upper Peninsula District Office located in Gwinn.
The DEQ will vacate its Negaunee office at 184 US-41 East and move to
the K.I. Sawyer International Airport and Business Center (former K.I.
Sawyer AFB), 420 5th Street, Gwinn, MI, 49841.
Earth Day Founder Honored
Washington, DC - The Honorable Gaylord
A. Nelson, United States Senator (D-WI) from 1963-1981 and founder of
Earth Day, was presented the Olmsted Medal for his lifetime of environmental
stewardship. The Olmsted Medal is the highest award presented annually
by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to an individual
outside the profession of landscape architecture.
EPA Region 3 Excludes Cathode Ray Tubes from Solid Waste Definition
The United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has released a final rule for Region 3, Mid-Atlantic state
that excludes used cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and glass removed from CRTs
from the definition of solid waste.
Waste Industries Makes Three Acquisitions
Raleigh, NC - Waste Industries USA,
Inc., announced the recent acquisition of three companies: Hammock Sanitation,
Crossville, Tennessee; Kellett's Sanitation, Inc., Easley, South Carolina;
and S & W Sanitation, Wilson, North Carolina.
Former Presidential Advisor to Speak at AF&PA Paper Week
Washington, DC - Mary Matalin, former
advisor to President Bush and Vice President Cheney, will be the guest
speaker at the Annual Luncheon of the American Forest & Paper Association's
(AF&PA) 126th Paper Week on Tuesday, March 11.
Arizona Testing Asphalt Road Surface Containing Recycled Rubber
Phoenix, AZ - The Arizona Department
of Transportation (ADOT) is using an asphalt-rubber, high binder, open
graded mix on some major freeway improvement projects in the greater
Phoenix area. Recently, an approximately 3/4-inch layer of asphalt-rubber
was applied to the U.S. 60 between I-10 and the Loop 101 freeway in
Tempe. Reaction from drivers and nearby residents has been very positive,
with many saying they've noticed the smoother ride and a reduction in
noise following the application of asphalt-rubber, which contains recycled
Free Report Discusses Glass Reuse Markets
The Glass Packaging Institute has an updated guide (December 2002) for the reuse and recycling of glass into non-container markets. John Reindl, Recycling Manager for the Dane County Department of Public Works in Madison, Wisconsin is the publisher of this resource for the use of cullet in non-traditional ways. To download the 120-page document, visit www.gpi.org and click on "Glass Recycling: Picking Up the Pieces."
Reclaimed Wood/Plastic Furniture Maker Reports Increased Sales
Springdale, AR - Advanced Environmental
Recycling Technologies Inc. (AERT) announced that unaudited gross sales
for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2002, were $11.2 million, a 39 percent
increase over gross sales of $8 million in the same period last year.
Alcoa Takes Restructuring, Divestiture Charges; Shows Fourth Quarter Loss
Pittsburgh, PA - Alcoa Inc. announced
actions designed to accelerate its cost reduction initiatives and further
focus its business portfolio to increase long-term earnings power. These
fourth quarter actions include significant restructuring efforts, particularly
the sale of certain non-core businesses.
American Iron and Steel Institute Names New Chairman
Washington, DC - The Board of Directors
of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected Daniel R.
DiMicco, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nucor Corp-oration,
to a one-year term as chairman.
Weyerhaeuser Appoints McDade, Mersereau
Federal Way, WA - Weyerhaeuser Company
announced that Sandy D. McDade would assume the role of senior vice president,
Canada, when C. William Gaynor retires later this year. In addition, McDade
will assume the role of president, Weyerhaeuser Company, Ltd., a wholly
owned subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Company.
International Steel Plans to Acquire Bethlehem Steel
Cleveland, OH - International Steel Group
Incorporated (ISG) announced that it is seeking to acquire substantially
all of the steel-making and related assets currently operated by Bethlehem
Steel Corporation. The approximate value of ISG's proposal, including
some assumed liabilities, is $1.5 billion.
Columbus McKinnon Names New Directors
Amherst, NY - Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CM) announced
the board of directors appointed Wallace W. Creek, senior vice president
of finance of Collins & Aikman, and Ernest R. Verebelyi, retired group
president of Terex Corporation, as directors of the company.