Environnement offers support
Lombard, IL— In the
wake of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Katrina
throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, Veolia Environnement
and its North American-based companies are mobilizing to
support relief efforts. As a member of the Veolia Environnement
family, Onyx North America and its business units have committed
to various initiatives to bring aid to the communities they
serve on a daily basis.
The tremendous amount of
support for hurricane relief efforts from ONA and its business
units is not only monetary, but involves human capital as
cites Scott Brass in Indiana
Chicago, IL— U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Scott
Brass Co. for alleged clean-air violations at the company’s
brass production plant in New Carlisle, Indiana.
EPA alleges that Scott
Brass violated testing and notification requirements when
it installed and began operating four furnaces in 1997 and
did not apply for a state operating permit before installion.
Scott Brass emits particulate
matter (smoke, ash, dust) when it melts scrap to produce
Minerals acquires Texas Shredder
Metso Minerals has acquired Texas Shredder, Inc., a supplier
of metal shredder products located in San Antonio, Texas.
The sellers are a group of private investors led by Capital
Southwest Corporation, a venture capital investment company.
The acquisition price is approximately EUR 13 million.
Texas Shredder is the leading
supplier of metal shredder plants and related aftermarket
services in North America.
With the acquisition, Metso
Minerals strengthens considerably its position in the North
American metal recycling market, which is the largest in
the world, processing approximately 70 million tons of metal
The acquired company will
be merged with Metso Minerals’ current metal recycling
operations in the USA to form a new company, Metso Texas
acquired Tomra Brazilian recycling center
Beachwood, OH— Aleris
International, Inc. has acquired Tomra Latasa Reciclgem,
a recycling operation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from Tomra Systems
ASA of Norway.
Steve Demetriou, chairman
and chief executive officer of Aleris International, Inc.
stated, “The acquisition of the Tomra Brazilian recycling
operations is an excellent strategic fit with Aleris’
existing Brazilian recycling operations. It will provide
greater access to aluminum scrap, complementary manufacturing
operations and stronger customer relationships, which should
allow Aleris to accelerate our profitable expansion in this
high growth region.”
W. Beck names new executive VP of WWR
Nashville, TN— Management
consulting and engineering firm R. W. Beck, Inc. announced
the promotion of Edward Wetzel to executive vice president
of Water and Waste Resources (WWR).
Wetzel replaces Russell
J. Stepp who will become the new president and CEO of R.
As executive vice president
for WWR, Wetzel will be responsible for overseeing and broadening
the sale and delivery of management consulting services
to water and solid waste clients throughout the U.S.
In-Motion Scale attains NTEP approval
Kansas City, MO— Fairbanks
Scales has designed a product to meet a specific customer
need. They were asked to provide an in-motion package weighing
system that could accurately weigh packages at speeds of
245 feet/min while having some specific on-board diagnostics.
A prototype system was installed to prove the feasibility
of the goals.
The Fairbanks FB 3000 based
system performed reliably and provided the customer positive
results to improve their operations. After one year of testing,
the customer was ready to put the system out to bid with
the stipulation that the system would have to become NTEP
approved. Fairbanks won the bid and on August 29, 2005 obtained
NTEP on the system. No other manufacturer has a 100 lb.
box scale that is NTEP approved for this type of application.
This system will soon be
released as a standard product. Even though this system
focuses on the transportation industry, the main aspect
is on material handling.
India names new vice president
Columbus, IN— Anant
Talaulicar, chairman Cummins India Ltd., has been named
a Cummins vice president, the Company announced. Talaulicar,
who also serves as managing director of Cummins India Area
Business Organization (ABO) and of Tata Cummins Ltd., a
50-50 joint venture with Tata Motors, has been in his current
position since March 2004.
A native of Mumbai, India,
Talaulicar has worked full-time for Cummins since 1988 and
has held a number of positions in the Company, both in the
U.S. and India.
Talaulicar earned his bachelor’s
degree in mechanical engineering from Mysore University
in India in 1984, before traveling to the U.S. where he
earned a master’s degree in engineering from the University
of Michigan in 1985 and an MBA from Tulane University in
Waste Technologies makes personnel changes
San Diego, CA— World
Waste Technologies, Inc. announced the appointment of board
chairman John Pimentel to the additional post of chief executive
officer. Mr. Pimentel succeeds Thomas L. Collins who has
been named executive vice president.
The company appointed Sam
P. Cortez and Ross M. Patten to its board. They succeed
Fred Lundberg and Steve Racoosin who have relinquished their
board seats — both Lundberg and Racoosin remain officers
of World Waste.
Ross M. Patten has over
25 years’ experience as an accomplished waste management
executive. Sam Cortez has over 15 years’ experience
in corporate development and finance.
A. Evans joins Allied Waste Industries
Scottsdale, AZ— Allied
Waste Industries, Inc. has named Edward A. Evans executive
vice president, Human Resources and Organizational Development.
Evans has spent 30 years
in human resources and organizational development. He joins
the company from Cornell University where he was founding
director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the school
of Hotel Administration. Prior to Cornell, Evans spent fourteen
years at ARAMARK Corporation. He served as senior vice president
of Human Resources for the Uniform & Career Apparel
Group where he was responsible for 185 locations and more
than 12,000 employees.
sells distributorship to Arizona Refuse Sales
Chattanooga, TN— Heil
Environmental has sold the assets of its Heil Arizona distributorship
and assigned the territory covering Arizona to Arizona Refuse
Sales, LLC, of Phoenix. Arizona Refuse has also agreed to
cover New Mexico until such time as the territory is assigned.
The purchase includes assets, inventory and customer records
of Heil Arizona.
Arizona Refuse Sales was
established in 1996 by Paul Campbell, a former 20-year Heil
employee. This family-owned business also carries hydraulic
lifters from Bayne Premium Lift Systems and includes a complete
hydraulic cylinder repair shop.
The transition to service
from Heil Arizona to Arizona Refuse Sales should be seamless
for customers, Baratti says. Many key Heil Arizona employees,
including veteran sales representative Tom Nigbur, will
go to work for Arizona Refuse Sales.
names director of national center
Washington, DC— Gary
J. Foley, Ph.D., has been named director of EPA’s
National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) in Washington,
D.C., one of four national centers in the EPA.
Foley will direct a staff
of about 100 federal employees in the Washington, D.C. office.
The National Center for Environmental Research supports
high-quality research conducted by the nation’s leading
scientists and engineers with grants and fellowships. Foley
has served in many senior science management positions in
EPA’s Office of Research and Development. Recently,
he served as director of the National Exposure Research
Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, a
position he held since April 1995.
reaches agreement with Cargill
Chicago, IL— The agreement
resolves a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice
on behalf of EPA alleging that Cargill had significantly
underestimated emissions from its operations in 13 states.
Under the settlement, Cargill is required to install air
pollution control devices at its 27 facilities and is expected
to spend an estimated $130 million to meet the requirements
of the agreement. The company will pay a civil penalty of
$1.6 million and spend $3.5 million on environmental projects
across the country.
begins strategic growth with new owner
Romulus, MI— Benlee,
Inc., which was recently purchased by Detroit-based industrialist
Gregory W. Brown, has begun transforming itself through
a series of targeted strategic investments to increase the
company’s value to its customers and to accelerate
A leader in the global
scrap and recycling industry for more than 30 years, Benlee
is a manufacturer of roll-off trucks and trailers, and other
vehicles such as dump trucks and trailers.
Brown has 28 years of management
experience from working at such companies as General Electric,
Guardian Industries and Honeywell.
Brown said the heart of
Benlee’s parts and service operation is the detailed
files of each trailer and truck the company has built for
the past 30-plus years – most of which are still on
the road. Benlee carries replacement parts for every unit
it has built, which maximizes its customers’ uptime.
acquires ENSR International
Los Angeles, CA— AECOM,
a global design and management company, has merged with
ENSR International, a provider of comprehensive environmental
health and safety management services. The merger combines
AECOM’s extensive water/wastewater and environmental
management capabilities with ENSR’s multidiscipline
environmental expertise, extending both companies’
service lines and global reach. ENSR International will
operate as an AECOM company under the ENSR name.
will enable us to better serve the growing global environmental
market and brings together two companies with extensive
capabilities and complementary cultures,” said John
M. Dionisio, chief operating officer of AECOM, a company
with 20,000 employees and annual revenues of USD 2 billion.
Parts obtains scrap metals supply contract
Atlanta, GA— Green
Parts International, Inc. announced that it has agreed in
principal with a refinery in Bangladesh to supply secondary
metals through its various network. Terms of the contract
are pending final negotiations with a definitive contract
to be executed by the parties before the end of the month.
The contract will be for a minimum of $1,000,000 per annum.
Settlement will be by international letters of credit with
immediate cash flow realized by Green Parts with each shipment
appoints Tom Meyers as sales manager
Aurora, IN— Stedman
has recently hired Tom Meyers as a regional industrial sales
manager for the northern half of the United States. Meyers
brings 18 years of experience in industrial sales of metal
finishing, cleaning and drying systems. He earned a bachelor’s
degree in Business Administration from Miami (Ohio) University.
Steel Mills announces new chairman
Portland, OR— Oregon
Steel Mills, Inc. announced that its board of directors
(Board) appointed Carl W. Neun chairman, replacing William
Swindells who retired from the board on August 31, 2005.
Mr. Swindells, the former CEO and chairman of the board
of directors of Willamette Industries, Inc., had served
as a director since 1994 and as chairman since 2001.
Mr. Neun was appointed
to the board in 2002 and serves on its Audit Committee.
Previously, he was senior vice president and chief financial
officer for Tektronix, Inc, an electronics manufacturing
company from 1993 until his retirement in 2000.
chooses new Ohio authorized dealer
Randolph, OH— Centerpointe
Truck & Equipment Sales, Inc. has been named an authorized
dealer for East Manufacturing.
“We wanted to expand
our product line and be able to offer a greater variety
of products to our customers,” explained Centerpointe
president/owner Dave Ward. “The East brand is one
that’s recognized in our area. We’re selling
flatbeds, refuse trailers, and aluminum end-dumps.”
Headquartered in Randolph,
Ohio, East Manufacturing Corporation offers a full line
of aluminum dump, platform and refuse trailers, steel and
aluminum dump bodies, and heavy duty trucking accessories.
names new president and CEO
Dallas, TX— Flowserve
Corp. announced that its board of directors has selected
Lewis M. Kling as president, chief executive officer, and
a member of the board of directors, effective August 1,
Kling currently serves
as chief operating officer at Flowserve and will become
president and CEO succeeding interim-chairman, president
and CEO Kevin E. Sheehan, who was appointed by the board
appoints western regional manager
Beechwood, OH— Wastequip,
manufacturer and distributor of waste equipment, announced
the appointment of Steve Ellingboe as Western regional manager
of Technical Products for the West Coast area. In his new
position, Ellingboe will be responsible for enhancing customer
relationships, new business development, and identifying
new opportunities for Wastequip within his sales territory.
Ellingboe joined the company
with 20 years of waste industry experience. He began as
the sales manager for a western-based compactor and baler
company then subsequently went to Marathon Equipment for
14 years covering primarily the western states, western
Canada and customers as far east as the Mississippi river.
Most recently he worked for K-PAC, where he has spent the
last three years as national sales manager.
Power elects board members
Portsmouth, NH— Environmental
Power Corporation announced that its stockholders have elected
two new directors to its board at the company’s 2005
annual meeting. With the election of Lon Hatamiya and Steven
Kessner, the company has increased the number of members
of its board to nine.
serves as a director of LECG, a global expert services firm
that provides independent expert testimony and strategic
Steven Kessner is the chairman
of the board and president of the R.E. Group, a real estate
company that owns, builds and manages multi-family and commercial
buildings in Manhattan.
Recycling Coalition elects director
Columbus, OH— Members
of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) have elected RetroBox
CEO, Stampp Corbin, to the NRC board of directors.
NRC is a nationwide coalition
of recycling professionals with a 15-member board of directors.
NRC members elect a third of the board’s directors
each year. This year, nine members including Corbin, ran
for six open seats. Each director serves a three-year term.
Corbin’s board responsibilities
will include ensuring financial stability and overall direction
for the NRC. He will also help the NRC raise visibility
of the mounting eWaste problem and to develop national recycling