Heil donates Half/Pack, raises $117,383 for EREF Research
Roy Svehla, group manager, fleet maintenance, for Allied
Waste Industries, made the winning bid of $224,000 to add a new Heil
Half/Pack® front loader to Allied Waste’s Lafayette, Indiana, fleet at
the Environmental Research and Education Foundation’s (EREF) 14th Annual
Refuse Equipment Auction held during WasteExpo 2008.
Heil donated the Half/Pack body portion of the vehicle
(which was mounted on a Mack chassis) to the EREF for the auction.
The auction is one of the industry’s largest fund-raisers,
bringing in millions of dollars to support the EREF’s work to develop
and evaluate new approaches to managing solid waste. Heil has donated
a body to the auction for the last 13 years. Allied Waste Industries
also bought the Half/Pack donated by Heil in 2007 for a record-setting
$245,000 — netting the EREF $137,663. In total, Heil’s donations to the
auction have raised $798,520 for the EREF’s municipal solid waste research
and education projects.