JULY 2008

Heil donates Half/Pack, raises $117,383 for EREF Research

Pictured with the Heil Half/Pack are the following Allied Waste personnel: (top) Charity Dasuqi, (bottom, left to right) Robert Bulthuis, regional maintenance manager, Midwest Region; Bill Harrison, regional maintenance manager, West Region; Matt Wood, regional maintenance manager, South Region; Roy Svehla, senior manager, fleet maintenance; Larry Allen, regional maintenance manager, East Region.

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.