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BUSINESS/ORGANIZATIONAL BRIEFS

April 2004

WasteExpo 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 recycling professionals.

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 industry.

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.

McNeilus 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 Corporation.

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 Schred-Max

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 Center

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 Applegarth Recycling

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, Arkansas.

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 the midwest.

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 approvals.

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 Managers

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 500 companies.

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.


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