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2004 Shapes Up as Premiere Event in Solid Waste Management
WasteExpo is the largest trade show
in North America serving the $43 billion solid waste and recycling
market, and the definitive conference and exhibition for waste and
The Waste Expo mission is to organize
an event that serves the waste and recycling industries - private
sector, public sector, and waste management professionals from all
industries, companies large and small, from the United States and
abroad. WasteExpo focuses on bringing the industry together with
an unwavering focus on customer needs and satisfaction.
WasteExpo will have 230,000 net square feet with
445 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in the
Capital Environmental Acquires
Texas Landfill; Plans Migration to U.S.
Burlington, Ontario— Capital
Environmental Resource Inc. announced that it, and its wholly owned
subsidiary, Waste Services, Inc., have acquired a new, fully permitted,
municipal solid waste landfill currently under development in Fort
Bend County, Texas, approximately 36 miles southwest of Houston.
Fort Bend County is ranked as one of the 15 fastest growing counties
in the United States. This 2,700-acre facility, which will serve
the greater Houston area, has a permitted capacity of 38 million
tons. It is currently anticipated the landfill will open for commercial
operation in the third quarter of 2004.
In addition to the landfill facility,
the company has acquired a leasehold interest of a site in Houston
that is fully permitted for the construction and operation of a
solid waste transfer station. The transfer station is expected to
commence operations in the fourth quarter of 2004.
The purchase price for the two
sites consists of $10 million (U.S.) in cash and 4,375,000 shares
of Capital Environ-mental common stock.
Capital also announced its intention
to proceed to reorganize and migrate the corporate domicile of the
company to Delaware. This will require the approval of the Ontario
Superior Court of Justice and the company’s shareholders.
The existing shares of Capital will be exchanged for shares of Waste
Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation. This migration will enhance
the company's strategic entry and significant expansion into the
United States solid waste market, affording the company greater
access to the U.S. capital markets.
Third Generation Lincoln
Joins Family Business
Jeremy Lincoln has joined Lincoln
Metal Processing Company, Inc. Jeremy represents the third generation
in the 60 year old family metal processing and recycling organization.
Jeremy received his Bachelor of
Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in
1996. Upon graduation, Jeremy spent two years as an arbitrage clerk
with the Chicago Futures Group. In 1998 through 2000, Jeremy was
an index option market analyst with Futrex Trading LLC then became
a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange working as an equity
index option market maker.
As vice president of Lincoln Metal,
Jeremy’s specific responsibilities include purchasing for
the Erie Division, account management duties and logistics for the
company’s portable baling operation.
Now Offers Support for G&H Hoists
Arlington, TX— G&H Manufacturing,
a producer of high quality hoists for the refuse industry, announced
that parts and service for G&H hoists will now be handled by
the McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Company’s service and
support network. McNeilus offers comprehensive parts and service
support to G&H customers from 60 service centers nationwide.
Vipperman Elected to Board
of Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation
Roanoke, VA— Joseph H. Vipperman
was elected to the Board of Directors of Roanoke Electric Steel
Vipperman is a retired executive
vice president of American Electric Power and former president/CEO
of Appalachian Power Company in Roanoke.
A native of Stuart, Virginia, Vipperman
serves on the Boards of Directors of Friendship Manor Retirement
Community, Shenandoah Life Insurance Company, the Virginia Economic
Bridge, the Reynolds Homestead Foundation and the Patrick County
Educational Foundation. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees
of Averett University and a member of the Advisory Board to the
College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.
SWANA Appoints New Hire
Silver Spring, MD— Dr. John
Skinner, SWANA’s executive director and CEO announced the
appointment of David Hernandez, a former SWANA marketing assistant,
as the association’s new certification coordinator.
In Mr. Hernandez’s new role,
he will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of a certification
program that currently counts over 2,400 solid waste professionals
as part of its ranks. In addition to serving those currently
certified, a major focus of Mr. Hernandez’ work will be to
increase the number of states that currently accept SWANA certification
in lieu of their state requirements.
Mr. Hernandez is no stranger to
SWANA. Prior to graduating in 2003 from Vanderbilt University,
David was a part of the association’s Marketing Assistant
Program. As part of that program, David worked on a wide variety
of projects that included working on an Intranet for the Silver
Spring based offices.
SSI Shredding Systems Acquires
Wilsonville, OR— SSI Shredding
Systems, Inc. has purchased Schred Max of Canada. The acquisition
enables SSI to offer a complete line of multi-material reduction
equipment at volume reduction rates ranging from 1 to 100 tons per
hour. The new brand name for the combined product line is Pri-Max.
John Dorscht, president of Schred
Max will stay on to lead the Pri-Max sales effort for SSI. “I
look forward to bringing Pri-Max customers the same high level,
personal service I provided through Schred Max. The two companies
have previously worked together in cross-referrals. Both parties
see this next step of joining forces as a logical one. With SSI,
Dorscht’s existing customers will continue to have a trusted
supplier of parts, service and primary reducers.
Autocar Opens New Reno Distribution
Hagerstown, IN— Autocar Trucks
has added a new parts distribution center in Reno, Nevada, according
to Chuck Kosmin, president of Autocar Parts.
When added to the growing Autocar
distribution facilities in West Chicago, Illinois, the new, fully-staffed
parts center brings the company’s combined warehousing space
to more than 145,000 square feet. In addition, the Reno facilities
have been renovated to significantly increase the number of parts
that can be stocked there.
Mike Mueller, an experienced warehouse
distribution manager who comes to Reno from the company’s
West Chicago facility, manages the Reno facility. He had previously
worked at Paccar Parts of Rockford, Illinois.
Galamba Metals Group Buys
Kansas City, MO— Galamba Metals
Group, LLC announced the acquisition of Applegarth Recycling, a
ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal recycling operation located on
the Missouri-Arkansas state line at Noel, Missouri and Sulphur Springs,
Applegarth Recycling was founded
in 1977 by Robert Applegarth and has grown into a full-service metal
recycling facility. Galamba Metals Group, LLC will continue to operate
the Applegarth demolition business, as well as add trucking and
on-site box and collection services.
Robert Applegarth will join Galamba
Metals Group, LLC as a scrap metal buyer for the SW Missouri and
NW Arkansas regions. His commitment to recycling as an integral
part of the community has led to award-winning involvement on his
part with a number of regional civic organizations.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Galamba
Metals Group, LLC is a full-service metal recycler with a regional
network of 10 locations and mobile crushing operations throughout
George Harad Elected Chairman
of American Forest & Paper Association
Washington— George J. Harad,
chairman and CEO of Boise Cascade Corp., has been elected chairman
of the American Forest & Paper Association, the national trade
association of the forest, paper and wood products industry.
Boise is an international distributor
of office supplies and paper, and a manufacturer and distributor
of paper, packaging and building materials.
Harad began his career at Boise
in 1971 as administrative assistant in the housing group. He was
elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer in April
1995. Prior to joining Boise, Harad was a consultant for the
Boston Consulting Group and a teaching fellow at Harvard University.
Harad is a director of FM Global
and the Dial Corporation. He formerly served as a director
of US WEST and Homestead Technologies, Inc.
J&L Specialty Steel Sells
Assets to Allegheny Tech
Luxembourg— Arcelor announced
that its subsidiary J&L Specialty Steel, LLC, has agreed to
sell substantially all of J&L’s assets to a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated.
The transaction, which is targeted
for closing on May 3, 2004, is conditioned upon completion of due
diligence, successful negotiation of new collective bargaining agreements
with the USWA at both Allegheny Ludlum and J&L, approval by
Allegheny Technologies’ secured lenders, and customary regulatory
Although several closing conditions
must be satisfied, the parties are working diligently towards completion
of a successful transaction.
J&L Specialty Steel is a manufacturer
of flat-rolled stainless steel products. The company is headquartered
in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, with plants located in Midland, Pennsylvania
and Louisville, Ohio. J&L is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arcelor.
Earth Tech Appoints New Senior
Long Beach, CA— Earth Tech
Inc., a business of Tyco Engineered Products & Services, has
announced new appointments to its senior management team.
Jeffrey Kissel, has been named
chief financial officer; Gary Beswick, vice president, safety, health
and environment; and Frank Pollare, vice president, corporate communications.
The announcement was made by Alan P. Krusi, president.
Prior to joining Earth Tech, Kissel
held a variety of senior finance executive positions, including
chief financial officer and strategic planner at several Fortune
Beswick will bring more than 20
years safety and health experience to Earth Tech. Previously, he
was director of safety and health for URS Corporation’s Construction
Services Division. Prior to that, he held senior level positions
with Dow Environmental, Inc. in the company’s Capital Assets,
Health & Safety and Remediation operations, and with Tetra Tech-NUS
in similar roles.
Pollare has more than 25 years
experience in a variety of communications positions. He was corporate
director of public relations for Computer Sciences Corporation,
a global technology services company, and before that he held management
positions with Shandwick International.