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Epson Introduces Recycling
New Orleans, LA— Epson announced
a new program that enables its retail and banking customers to recycle
used inkjet cartridges in exchange for free cartridges and upgraded
service warranties on inkjet printers. The program also contributes
funds to selected schools and charitable organizations. “With
this program, Epson aims to make the cost of inkjet cartridges more
affordable for our business customers,” said Bud Weist, vice
president of sales and marketing, Epson System Device group. “By
recycling cartridges, we give back to the community and our customers
benefit by lowering their consumables cost. It’s a win-win
The recycling program is available
for Epson’s TM-J7000, TM-J7100, TM-J9000 and TM-J9100 model
inkjet printers. Visit pos.epson.com/banking/ to enroll.
Abitibi and Eureka
Recycling Team Up
Saint Paul, MN— Abitibi-Consolidated
Inc. and Eureka Recycling announced a ten-year agreement whereby
a majority of recycled newspapers in Saint Paul will be sold to
Abitibi-Consolidated. This private/non-profit partnership guarantees
Eureka Recycling a long-term, stable end-market for collected newspapers.
In exchange, Abitibi-Consolidated, which recycles over three million
tons of paper each year, will receive a steady flow of quality materials
for their paper recycling mills throughout North America.
Abitibi-Consolidated will work
in collaboration to enhance Saint Paul’s recycling infrastructure,
namely Eureka Recycling’s new recycling processing center
located midway between the Twin Cities.
Timken Modifies Scrap
Surcharge On Steel
Canton, OH— The Timken Company
announced that it would change its scrap surcharge mechanism for
alloy steel products from No. 1 Heavy Melt to the No. 1 Bundles
indicator as reported in American Metal Market.
Using a trigger point of $115 per
ton, a scrap surcharge will be calculated monthly based on a three-city
average of No. 1 Bundles in Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh as
reported by American Metal Market on the fifth working day of each
month. This calculation will determine the following months’
surcharge and will be added to the invoice. The new surcharge trigger
will be effective with shipments beginning December 1, 2003.
“Rapidly rising costs, particularly
in scrap, alloys and energy continue to plague the industry,”
said Robert N. Keeler - director - steel sales - North and South
America. “This change reflects the reality that bundles are
a major driver of scrap prices, and therefore are more commonly
recognized by other producers and automotive-related companies as
an industry standard. It will also result in a larger and more timely
recovery of currently volatile scrap prices.”
Technologies Group Reorganizes
Guttenberg, NJ— Recovery Technologies
Group, Inc. (RTG), tire recycler and producer of crumb rubber, announced
the expansion of its production and tire collection activities in
Canada and the U.S. The company also announced a plant closure in
Maine and a restructuring of its Florida operations.
The company said it was adding
ambient crumb rubber production capacity at its facilities in Saskatchewan,
Pennsylvania and South Carolina. It addition, the company announced
new Canadian tire collection agreements in Prince Edward Island
and Ontario as well as expansion of its warehouse network with new
facilities in Columbiana, Ohio and Houston, Texas.
RTG will be closing its tire derived
fuel plant in Elliott, Maine and is restructuring its tire collection
activities in Florida. RTG indicates that this will result in a
reduction of 22 of the company’s 550-member workforce.
In fiscal year 2004, RTG will collect
approximately 40 million tires and will produce 250 million pounds
of cryogenic and ambient crumb rubber that will be recycled into
a wide variety of environmentally friendly products including athletic
stadium surfaces, road surfaces, playgrounds and other products.
Wire North Provides Free Hotline
Appleton, WI— Axcent Wire
North, LLC, announced the availability of a free hotline service,
as well as training classes that cover a variety of topics. The
classes focus on: Safety; electrical systems; wire; general operation;
preventative maintenance; hands-on rebuild; hydraulic systems, and
For those interested in participating
in classes or using the hotline, Axcent Wire is available at 800-320-6880.
Other products available from Axcent Wire include baling wire, balers,
conveyors, cart dumpers and pneumatic scrap systems.
Roanoke Electric Steel
Declares 180th Consecutive Cash Dividend
Roanoke, VA— Roanoke Electric
Steel Corporation reported that the 180th consecutive quarterly
cash dividend was declared in the amount of 5 cents per share of
common stock, payable November 25, 2003, to shareholders of record
November 7, 2003.
Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation
has steel manufacturing facilities in Roanoke, Virginia and Huntington,
It Back! WEST Offers Unique Opportunity
College Park, MD— A three-day
corporate recycling policy conference called “Take It Back!
WEST” is set for March 1-3, 2004, at the Crowne Plaza Foster
City near San Francisco.
“This is the only conference
where you will see government recycling people in the same room
with corporate environmental managers,” explains organizer
Day One, March 1 will include plastics
recycling and degradable technologies, and packaging case histories. March
2 will have speakers from around the world providing the latest
on recycling policy.
The March 3 morning session will
cover global electronics recycling policy and implementation issues,
while a concurrent government policy session will provide a forum
for policy debates on plastics, marine debris and electronics
waste. In the afternoon, the corporate and government track will
join for a lively plenary debate on the future of electronics waste
Call Raymond Communications, Inc.
at 301 345-4237 or visit www.raymond.com for information. A early
bird registration form is on the web site.
Makes Training Video for Scrap and Waste Haulers Available
Washington, DC— The Risk Management
Department of the Institute for Scrap and Recycling Industries (ISRI)
has prepared a brief training video to better acquaint haulers of
scrap as well as law enforcement officials with new legislation
affecting securement and containment of loads effective January
The tape is available to ISRI members
for $9.95 and non-members for $24.95. To order, please contact the
Institute for Scrap and Recycling Industries at 202-626-0900.
Timken, Jr. Elected President of Timken's Steel Group
Canton, OH— The Timken Company
board of directors elected W. J. (Tim) Timken, Jr., executive vice
president and president - Steel Group.
Mr. Timken, who is currently corporate
vice president - office of the chairman, will assume leadership
of the Steel Group upon the previously announced retirement of Bill
J. Bowling, executive vice president, chief operating officer and
president - Steel.