Topeka, KS- United Group, Inc., manufacturer of United Aluminum Sweat Furnaces, a leader in the industry for over 30 years, now offers an EPA Compliance package to assist sweat furnace owners in complying with the new EPA Regulations.
The new regulations state that the sweat furnace afterburner has to be operated at a temperature of 1600 degrees Fahrenheit. To show that the sweat furnace is consistently meeting this requirement, the afterburner portion of the sweat furnace now has to be equipped with an electronic device that continually monitors the operating temperature. United Group has been working with the EPA regarding how the recording equipment must store data and how the reporting software must compile the recorded data.
United Group has custom-designed a software program that will operate on any IBM compatible computer with Windows 95 or higher operating system. The package is available exclusively through the United Group and is available for most manufactured or custom-built sweat furnaces equipped with an afterburner. The package also will meet new compliance requirements for other industries and applications requiring temperature data recording and performing.
For owners of United Sweat Furnaces, United Group can also provide a package documenting the emissions retention time in the afterburner. The new regulations require that a furnace be shown to have engineering that keeps the emissions in the afterburner for destruction for .8 seconds at 1600 degrees. Most United sweat furnaces should meet these criteria if built after 1980. All new United furnaces meet or exceed the requirements. Proof of this engineering should alleviate the need for a stack test as far as the Federal EPA is concerned.
For more information regarding EPA compliance for United Sweat Furnaces or others call 800-999-0457 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston, TX - Waste Management Inc. announced three executive changes.
Charles A. Wilcox, senior vice president of the Eastern Area, has been named senior vice president of market planning and development, reporting to A. Maurice Myers, chairman, president and CEO. Richard T. Felago, president of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, has been named senior vice president of Waste Management's Eastern Area. J. Drennan Lowell, chief financial officer of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., has been named that company's president.
Mr. Wilcox, who will relocate to the corporate office, joined USA Waste in 1994 prior to its merger with Waste Management in 1998. Previously he held leadership positions with Browning-Ferris Industries and the Hertz Corporation. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Felago has been with Wheelabrator since 1982. Prior to joining Wheelabrator, he was with the MITRE Corporation and Wegman Engineers. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit and Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Mr. Lowell, who began his career at Wheelabrator, joined NSC Corporation in 1993 and later worked for US Industrial Services before rejoining Wheelabrator in 1999. He is a graduate of Colby College and Dartmouth.
Miami, FL - Hi-Rise Recycling Systems, Inc. announced that Don Engel, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Hi-Rise has officially resigned. In a recent 10K filing and press release the company had announced that Mr. Engel had indicated that he intended to resign from his position at the company. Jim Ashton will continue to serve as interim CEO.
Kevin J. Bartczak has resigned as chief financial officer. Kevin has accepted a position with SkyCross, a developer of advanced wireless antenna solutions.
Ronald M. Miller, currently financial consultant for Grisanti, Galif Goldress, Inc. (GGG), the corporate performance firm that was retained by the Company, will assume the responsibilities of chief financial officer. In November 2000, GGG assumed operational responsibility for Hi-Rise. Mr. Miller, who has been part of that restructuring team, has been involved in all financial aspects of the company including communications and relationship building with the company's lenders.
Mr. Miller has more than 30 years of proven leadership and experience in accounting and financial management for private as well as publicly traded companies. He has been chief financial officer several times in his career and held significant financial management officer positions at several major U.S. Corporations including Rohr Industries, Inc., a Fortune 500 company.
Ligonier, PA - Kenco Corporation, located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, has introduced a universal demolition grapple. According to Kenco the grapple can be shared by all brands of excavators and has interchanges with buckets and other attachments.
The grapple is made from abrasive resistant alloy steels with full boxed tine construction and hardened pins and bushings. The front and rear tine pads are replaceable.
The grapple is available in a reverse configuration and fully hydraulic modesl are available. The popular direct pin-on models are in stock. This grapple will work on machines from 20,000 to 140,000 pounds.
Riverside, CA - BTI Technology offers their recently published brochure describing the TB Breaker Series. The TB Breaker Series has a variety of applications including: construction, demolition, recycling, mining and quarrying.
The BTI TB hydraulic breaker design incorporates two internal moving parts, offering reliability and long life. Each breaker has a wide range of oil flow allowing for mounting of the same breaker on a wide range of equipment, suiting a variety of applications. BTI breakers are available in 21 models from 350 to 13,500 ft. lb. Class. The new brochure details significant design features and specifications for these breakers. It is available by visiting the BTI website at www.rockbreaker.com.
Jacksonville, FL - International Parts, the nation's leading auto parts locator, announced it has acquired the assets of iSalvage.com, the leading online business-to-business marketplace for recycled auto parts. International Parts completed the transaction through the transfer of International Parts stock to the iSalvage owners.
iSalvage assets acquired by International Parts include proprietary software that will be integrated into the company's operating system over the next few months. The technology will add efficiency by downloading supplier inventory directly to the database and enhancing descriptions of parts and their condition. Development of new products and services, particularly in the business-to-business program, will advance quickly.
International Parts will combine its state-of-the-art call center and customer service capabilities with iSalvage's technology and supplier relationships to further its strategy of becoming the leading parts and services provider to the automotive recycled and rebuilt parts industry.
"This is a good strategic fit for International Parts," said Lonnie Margol, president and CEO, International Parts. "The data and software will give us new opportunities to expand our presence in the auto recycling industry."
Jeff Stotland, CEO of iSalvage added, "Our customers want to use our services in a variety of ways, including the telephone and the Internet. International Parts will be able to serve these needs at an unprecedented level. This is where the industry is headed and we are excited about this opportunity."
iSalvage.com, was established in July 1999 in New York City as an Internet-based procurement network for recycled and remanufactured automotive parts.
The acquisition builds on the strengths of International Parts' business model that includes a toll-free call center and a Web site, ezfindparts.com. Established in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1992, International Parts has built a proprietary database of available auto parts from more than 3,000 suppliers nationwide that include auto recyclers, parts rebuilders and aftermarket manufacturers. ezfindparts.com gives customers access to the database to find and compare available parts and order completely online.
Dallas, TX - Haden-Murphy of Minneapolis, Minnesota has become the latest dealer to carry the line of Fuchs Scrap Handlers, Tom Skodack, marketing manager of Fuchs Loaders, a division of Schaeff of North America, announced. The new distributor will serve the entire state of Minnesota, western Wisconsin and parts of Iowa.
The Fuchs line includes several models of rubber-tired loaders and two crawler models. Fuchs scrap handlers are manufactured in Germany by Fuchs Bagger, which is a division of The Schaeff Group. Sales and service functions are carried out by Schaeff of North America in Dallas, Texas.
Fairfax, VA - The Remanufacturing Institute has released "The Reman Report," a newsletter reporting on the remanufacturing industry for the year 2000. The Reman Report is the latest effort on the part of The Remanufacturing Institute to establish itself as the premier association for the entire remanufacturing industry.
The report covers several segments of the remanufacturing community, but this debut issue significantly addresses the imaging products industry. "We felt that the battle being waged by remanufacturers in the imaging products community over the right to recycle toner cartridges was worth special attention," said Brian Tubbs, director of public relations for The Remanufacturing Institute.
Copies of The Reman Report are available upon request. Anyone interested can e-mail Mr. Tubbs at email@example.com or call TRI at 703-968-2772.
Annapolis, MD - During its recent 25th anniversary annual meeting held in San Diego, California, the membership of the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) re-elected Brian Hansen to the office of president for the 2001-2002 term. A staunch supporter of ARRA and the asphalt recycling and reclaiming industry for many years, Mr. Hansen is a member of and former chairman of the ARRA hot in-place recycling technical committee, and has held the offices of vice president, secretary/treasurer, and annual meeting program chairman of the association. Mr. Hansen also has been instrumental in planning and conducting ARRA seminars throughout the country.
Mr. Hansen is a 22-year employee, and currently vice president of operations, of Dustrol, Inc., one of the founding members of ARRA. He is uniquely familiar with and knowledgeable ab out all types of asphalt recycling and reclaiming. Dustrol operates in several midwestern states, with branch offices in Nebraska, Colorado, Texas and headquarters in Towanda, Kansas. The firm specializes in hot in-place recycling and in cold milling.
Other 2001-2002 officers were elected: vice president, Mike Polak, E.J. Beneman, Inc., West Lawn, Pennsylvania, and Tim Amling, secretary/treasurer, Base Construction Co., Ltd, Columbus, Ohio. Past president is Jim Halverson, Pavement Recycling Systems, Riverside, California. Directors elected for the term include: Stephen Damp, Miller Paving Limited, Markham, Ontario, Canada, Andrew Fox, Westvaco Corporation, Charleston Heights, South Carolina; thomas L. Johnson, Midstate Reclamation, Lakeville, Minnesota; John Rathbun, Cutler Repaving, Lawrence, Kansas; and Larry Schreiner, Koch Pavement Solutions, Chicago, Illinois. Todd M. Casey, of Base Construction, Columbus, Ohio, Will again serve as chairman of the Committee on Recyclign Education (CORE), ARRA's Technical committee.
Also at the meeting, Mr. Hansen and Todd Casey, awards chairman, announced that the ARRA 2001 Richard E. Lowell President's Award went to Ted Dankert, president of Dustrol, Inc. The award was given in recognition of Mr. Dankert's outstanding accomplishments in the asphalt recycling field, and his many years of service to the industry and the association.
Other awards presented include the annual Awards for Excellence to public officials and specialists in several of the technical disciplines represented by ARRA.
The 2001 winners, by category are: Hot Recycling, Papkin Hovasapian, P.E., G.E, director of material testing lab at Standards Division , City of Los Angeles, California; Cold In-Place Recycling, Bronson E. Moore, Highway Superintendent in Fulton County, NY; Full Depth Reclamation, Chris E. Bauserman, P.E., P.S., County Enginer, Delaware County, Ohio; and Full Depth Reclamation, Jeffrey Seaton, P.E., County Engineer, Victoria County, Lindsay, Ontario
Easley, SC - Bes-Pac's Chief Engineer, Randy Lewis, recently received accolades from the waste equipment industry. The WASTEC 2000 Engineering Employee of the Year Award was bestowed on Mr. Lewis. WASTEC is an industry trade group responsible for the development of safety and compatibility standards for waste equipment. Mr. Lewis is only the third person to achieve this recognition.
Ron McCracken, Bes-Pac's president, said, "This industry recognition to a long time Bes-Pac employee is well deserved. Randy, over the course of a long career, has developed many innovations modeled by others in the industry. He has participated in development of safety and compatibility standards we believe have prevented injuries, while making waste equipment more effective throughout the United States."
Mr. Lewis said, "I am pleased to be honored by my peers. I believe strongly that cooperative effort improves the safety and reliability of equipment for the entire industry, including Bes-Pac. I thank Bes-Pac for allowing me the opportunity to participate in these important industry efforts."
Fairfax, VA - The Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA) will assume administrative responsibilities for the National Rebuilders Warranty Service (NRWS), formerly operated by Roy Cline.
William Gager, president of APRA, said, "Mr. Cline has run NRWS for the past 14 years and will continue as our consultant to arrange the warranty repairs as needed. This change will allow Roy more time to enjoy his retirement and still participate in the rebuilding industry."
The warranty service works on a tag basis. Rebuilder members place warranty tags on their units to be sold. These tags are stamped with an 800 telephone number of the NRWS, allowing the customer to call should there be a part failure. The rebuilder whose part has failed always pays for the repair; the warranty service simply acts as the broker to get the repair job done.
Under the new arrangement APRA staff will answer the 800 telephone line and handle the administrative duties associated with running the warranty service. The program will be open to all rebuilder members of APRA.
Rebuilders interested in membership or more information on the National Rebuilders Warranty Service should contact Judy Chandler at APRA Headquarters at 703-968-2772 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boise, ID - More than 33,500 garbage trucks headed for landfills across the country this year never made it, thanks to Albertson's recycling efforts. The company announced its recycling efforts prevented more than 352,000 tons of recyclable materials from a trip to the dump-a 25-percent increase over last year.
"Albertson's recycling efforts as a company are to be commended," said Brent Coles, Mayor of Boise, Idaho and President, U.S. Conference of Mayors.
"The Company's actions to reduce pollution and conserve resources, exemplifies the type of commitment needed to maintain healthy cities across America."
Recycled products include materials such as plastic bags, camera bodies, refrigerant, batteries and bakery buckets. Corrugated cardboard recycled by Albertson's in 2000 totaled 318,134 tons. The cardboard alone could make 2.5 billion new cereal boxes when recycled at a paper mill, or, if flattened would cover the playing surface of 75,000 football fields.
Albertson's, Inc., has been setting a recycling standard for retailers to follow for more than 30 years, and the Company's program continues to expand, as it adds more items to the list of resources that are reused or recycled into useful products, significantly reducing the amount of waste that might ultimately reach community landfills.
"Albertson's, is proud of its rich recycling heritage," said Cynthia Forsch, Director of Environmental Affairs. "We've been recycling since the late 1960s because we recognize the best way to take care of our environment is to prevent pollution from occurring and to conserve natural resources."
Albertson's, Inc., is one of the largest retail food and drug chains in the United States. Based in Boise, Idaho, the company currently operates more than 2,500 retail stores in 36 states across the United States.
Tempe, AZ - Environmental Support Solutions (Environ.com), a leading provider of environmental management and regulatory compliance software, announced the appointment of John Meeks to the position of vice president of sales.
A former vice president of sales with EHSManager.com, Mr. Meeks will be responsible for further developing Environ.com's direct sales efforts, as well as expanding on corporate account and enterprise sales strategies that will match the company's current product offerings. Mr. Meeks brings to the company over 20 years of experience in waste and wastewater treatment methodologies and enterprise software sales.
Beaverton, OR - Weyerhaeuser Company announced that its Beaverton Recycling plant has received a rarely bestowed recognition for an outstanding safety record.
The company's highest safety honor- the "Safety Excellence Award"- was accorded the Beaverton facility for reaching a five year mark with no lost-time accidents.
"The Beaverton plant has worked one million hours without a lost-time accident and is the first of Weyerhaeuser's recycling facilities to reach this significant milestone," said Mark Starnes, vice president-recycling.
"And, for the second consecutive year, Beaverton has been named a SHARP recipient by the State of Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division."
SHARP, the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, is a partnership between Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) and employers committed to creating optimal occupational safety and health programs.