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Waste Services transfer station
to be constructed in Houston
Burlington, Ontario— Waste Services, Inc.
announced that it had received its construction permit from the
City of Houston to begin construction of its transfer station facility
located in southwest Houston.
Earthwork had begun on the site earlier this week
and this is the last remaining approval necessary to complete construction
of the project. The facility is permitted for 850 tons per day and
will provide volumes to the company's Fort Bend Regional landfill
located in Fort Bend County, Texas.
WCA Waste acquires Translift,
Houston, TX— WCA Waste Corporation
has acquired Translift Inc., a private trash collection firm based
in Little Rock, Arkansas. Translift currently owns and operates
nine refuse collection trucks and serves about 750 customers. The
company has five roll-off routes and three commercial routes.
According to WCA officials, solid waste collected
by the Translift fleet will eventually be routed to the company’s
Rolling Meadows landfill in nearby Hazen, Arkansas, about 40 miles
from the primary area served.
WCA Waste Corp. is a vertically integrated, non-hazardous
solid waste management company providing collection, transfer and
disposal services for approximately 87,000 commercial, industrial
and residential customers in seven states in the South and Central
regions of the United States.
Fluor begins building a copper
smelter in South America
Aliso Viejo, CA— Fluor Corporation has begun
construction on the first smelter modernization of its kind in South
America. The smelter is owned by Southern Peru Copper Corporation
and is located in Peru.
When complete, the smelter will be the first modernized
copper smelter in South America to use ISASMELT technology (by Xstrata
Plc), a modern bath-smelting process for the production of non-ferrous
metals. The smelter is being modernized to comply with environmental
emissions regulations mandated by the Peruvian government.
When complete, in June 2006, the smelter will
produce copper that can be sent to copper refineries for further
Oakleaf appoints new national
East Hartford, CT— Bob Duff, a former executive
and six-year veteran at Waste Management, Inc., and Paul Davi from
Allied Waste Industries has joined Oakleaf Waste Management, Inc.
as vice presidents, national sales associates. The announcement
was made by Oakleaf president and CEO Jim Barnes.
Duff’s primary responsibility will be to
sell Oakleaf Waste Management Apartment Waste Services (AWS) and
Integrated Process Technologies services to key national accounts
having multiple locations and with headquarters in the southern
part of the U.S.
Davi will service the southwest region of the U.S.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
appoints two new independent directors
Rutland, VT— Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
announced that Joseph G. Doody, president, North American Delivery
of Staples, Inc., and John J. Zillmer, former president, Food and
Support Services of Aramark, Inc., have been elected to its board
Mr. Doody has served as president, Staples North
American Delivery since March 2002. As such, he is responsible for
all activities associated with delivery to North American customers,
including logistics and customer service, and oversees the Staples
Business Delivery, Staples Contract, and Quill businesses.
Wastequip, Inc. acquires
assets of McClain
Beechwood, OH— Wastequip, Inc., one of the
largest waste equipment manufacturers, has acquired certain assets
of McClain Industries, Inc.
Ken McClain, the founder, chairman and CEO of McClain
Industries, said that the company is closing its three remaining
waste equipment facilities. Mr. McClain founded McClain Industries
in 1968, stated “I have been in the waste industry for almost
40 years and it is time to slow down. I feel that Wastequip, with
its coast-to-coast plants and large inventory and engineering resources,
is positioned very well to serve our current customers.” Wastequip
expects to service the existing McClain customers from Wastequip’s
Target and OfficeMax environmental
executives focus on green products
Washington, DC— Pat Perry, group manager
of environmental services at Target Corporation, has been elected
chair of the Buy Recycled Business Alliance (BRBA) Steering Committee.
Joining her as the committee’s vice chair is Susan A. Mills,
manager, environmental practices, OfficeMax. The BRBA is a national
non-profit consortium dedicated to the advancement of environmentally
preferable products emphasizing recycled content.
Environmental insurance program
New York, NY— Hudson Programs, an operating
division of Hudson Insurance Group, announces that their environmental
insurance program is now available in 46 states, plus the District
of Columbia. Denver-based Freberg Environmental, Inc. (FEI) exclusively
underwrites the program, with claims administration for the program
handled by Murdoch Claim Management Company of Windsor, Connecticut.
Hudson has established several new specialty programs
in well-defined segments over the last twelve months and the addition
of this program is an excellent contribution to its portfolio. The
early success of this program makes it a valued addition to our
portfolio.” The program was officially announced in February
and began writing that same month. The program includes coverage
for all size of environmental engineers, consultants and contractors,
aboveground and underground storage tanks, as well as site pollution
coverage for a wide variety of facilities. The program is largely
written on a non-admitted basis. Admitted capability is currently
limited to New York and New Jersey.
The program features commercial general liability,
contractor pollution liability, professional liability and 1st and
3rd party pollution liability with limits up to $10,000,000. The
minimum premiums generally start at $3,000, $750 for tank business.
Site pollution policy terms are available up to ten years. The program
is currently unavailable in the states of Connecticut, Delaware,
Maine, and New Hampshire.
Sennebogen appoints Briggs
Equipment for service in Florida
Charlotte, NC— Constantino Lannes, president
of SENNEBOGEN North America, announced that Briggs Equipment has
been appointed to service the company’s customers in Florida.
With 15 sales and service locations throughout the southern seaboard
states, this appointment consolidates SENNEBOGEN customer service
in the region with one of the industry’s most respected distribution
Founded in 1952, Briggs Equipment made its name
as a major supplier of lift truck equipment and also operates one
of America’s “Top 25” equipment rental fleets.
Recognized as the largest CASE equipment distributor in North America,
Briggs’ Construction Equipment Division first took on the
Sennebogen line of purpose-built material handling machines in early
LINPAC appoints new quality
Georgetown, KY— Jonathan W. Kitchen, quality
assurance manager, has joined LINPAC Materials Handling’s
quality assurance and engineering team of Valerie Anderson, Quality
Engineer, and Kerri M. Campbell, Quality Engineer.
Kitchen will manage the quality system at both
LINPAC’s Georgetown and Bardstown, Kentucky manufacturing
locations, overseeing the implementation of changes and new standards,
as well as auditing the quality system and driving continuous improvement
initiatives. Kitchen is also responsible for ensuring the plants’
compliance with the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System. He
is based at the company’s Georgetown location.
Auto parts retailer follows
home-improvement lead, launches car care clinics
Roanoke, VA— Advance Auto Parts is holding
free, monthly car-care clinics at its stores nationwide to teach
drivers how to maintain their vehicles and perform minor repairs.
The video clinics, similar to consumer education
seminars offered by major home-improvement retailers, occur on the
last Saturday of each month and are broadcast nationwide to more
than 2,500 stores on the company’s in-store television network.
“Each 20-minute clinic gives drivers the
confidence and skills to perform maintenance and repair jobs, and
save a lot of money in the process,” said Bryan Gregory, Advance
Auto Parts’ consumer education manager. “The video clinics
are part of our new consumer education program to show drivers that
becoming a ‘do-it-yourselfer’ is easy and improves vehicle
safety and reliability.”
Advance Auto Parts is based in Roanoke, Virginia
and is the second largest auto parts chain in the nation with more
than 2,500 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
NITON opens new sales office
in Hong Kong
Billerica, MA— NITON® LLC, manufacturer
of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) instrumentation, an-nounced
the opening of NITON ASIA LIMITED. The new office, located in Hong
Kong, will provide local sales and service support to NITON’s
distribution network within the Asia and Pacific Rim regions.
technology agreement with JFE Steel
Hamilton, Ontario— Dofasco Inc. announced
the company has signed a Technology Cooperation Agreement for automotive
steels with JFE Steel Corporation of Japan. JFE will provide Dofasco
with the product and process technology support to produce advanced
automotive steels at DJ Galvanizing in Windsor, Ontario. Dofasco
and JFE are joint venture partners at DJ Galvanizing.
A prior Technology Cooperation Agreement, signed
in 1989 between Dofasco and NKK (a predecessor of JFE), expired
earlier this year.
U. S. Steel announces management
Pittsburgh, PA— United States Steel Corporation
announced several changes in the company’s management structure
effective with the retirement of Thomas J. Usher as chief executive
officer on September 30, and the election of John P. Surma as president
and chief executive officer effective October 1. As previously announced,
Usher will remain chairman of the board of directors.
John J. Connelly has been elected senior vice
president-strategic planning and business development. According
to Surma, “Connelly played an important role in the acquisition
of U. S. Steel Kosice and the National Steel assets and will continue
to assume increasingly important responsibilities for shaping U.
S. Steel’s future strategies.” Connelly will report
Thomas W. Sterling was elected senior vice president-human
resources and business services. Sterling’s expanded duties
will include responsibility for the company’s newly formed
business service center which includes information technology and
support systems for corporate and operations business processes,
and Eugene P. Trudell, vice president-business services, will report
to him. Sterling will continue to report to Surma.
J. James Kutka, vice president-commercial, will
assume responsibility for all North American flat-rolled products
sales and marketing. Kutka will report to John H. Goodish, executive
In other management changes, Susan M. Kapusta,
general manager-community affairs & United States Steel Foundation,
will report to Sterling, and W. Nicholas Harper, manager-investor
relations, will report to Surma. Harper and Kapusta had previously
reported to Usher.
National Recycling Coalition
Washington DC— Members of the National Recycling
Coalition (NRC) have elected David Refkin of Time, Inc.; Melinda
Uerling of Recycle Ann Arbor; Scott Vitters of The Coca-Cola Company;
and Darryl Young of the California Department of Conservation to
the NRC board of directors. They also re-elected Lisa Skumatz of
Skumatz Economic Research Associates and Susan Kattchee of the Alameda
County Waste Management Authority and Recycling Board. The election
results were announced in San Francisco at NRCs 23rd Annual Congress
Attachment Technologies becomes
Cedar Rapids, IA— Attachment Technologies,
Inc. (ATI) announced a new company name, Paladin.
The Paladin brands include these well known names:
Badger, Bradco, C&P, Genesis, JRB, McMillen, Pengo and The Major.
These brands will not be affected by the corporate name change and
Paladin’s customers will continue to work directly with the
appropriate brand team for their attachment product needs.
The company will continue to support all the brands,
but will be introducing standardized policies and innovative processes
for new product development, efficient manufacturing, economy of
scale, global sourcing and faster order to delivery time.
New Link-Belt authorized
Lexington, KY— LBX Company, makers of Link-Belt
earthmoving, forestry and material handling equipment, is pleased
to announce the appointment of two new authorized distributors of
Link-Belt excavators, articulated trucks, wheel loaders, and material
handlers: R&B Power in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and Woodward Tractor
in Cody, Wyoming. These appointments are effective immediately.
R&B Power is now the sole supplier of Link-Belt
earthmoving equipment in Puerto Rico. Woodward Tractor is located
in Cody, Wyoming, where they will serve the northern and central
regions of the state.