WasteRecruiters.com Launched

Commercial Paving and Recycling Named Business Recycler of the Year

Software Enhances Hazardous Waste Facilities Operations

New Hazardous Materials Detector Introduced

Management Promotions Made at Allied Waste

NADC Elects Bill Moore as President

Waste Industries Adds Two New Board Members

Diamond Z Launches New Horizontal Grinder

Mike Mouser Appointed Sales Manager by Ely Enterprises

Phylmar Group Offers Aid with OSHA Activities and Other Regulatory Concerns

New Compactor Line Offered by Wastequip

John Deere Offers Small-job Excavator

Accu-Tec Achieves DOT Compliance, Announces Recall

Rouge Steel Idles Blast Furnace


WasteRecruiters.com Launched

Burleson, TX— The Dorries Group and The Van Every Group have combined recruiting efforts to form WasteRecruiters.com. Founders Mark Dorries and Patrick Van Every bring over 25 years of hands-on experience in the waste management industry to form Waste Recruiters.

WasteRecruiters.com will be the first professional recruiting firm in the waste management industry to provide an e-mail service keeping listed talent current on new career opportunities and profile hot prospects for employers looking to hire. The technology used for the e-mail service will allow WasteRecruiters.com to create graphic and informative messages while tracking data and stats from the database. Waste Recruiters expects the database to grow to over 10,000 waste industry contacts by the end of 2003.


Commercial Paving and Recycling Named Business Recycler of the Year

Scarborough, ME— Commercial Paving and Recycling was honored with the Business Recycler of the Year award by the Maine Resource Recovery Association at its annual meeting. Marshall L. “Jack” Gibson, CEO of Commercial Paving and Recycling, accepted the award.

The award was presented to Commercial Paving and Recycling for its continued innovations and success in recycling waste construction and demolition (C&D) materials in beneficial products. The company processes a wide variety of solid waste materials including wood, sheetrock, asphalt roofing shingles and glass for reuse in manufactured products for paving and construction needs.

Commercial Paving and Recycling maintained a 92% recycling rate at all its processing facilities and prevented nearly 300,000 tons of recyclable materials for ending up in landfills. These materials were earmarked for use in road systems in Maine and New Hampshire.


Software Enhances Hazardous Waste Facilities Operations

Boise, ID— Stephen Romano, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Ecology Corporation announced implementation of the American Ecology Standard Operating Platform (“AESOP”), the Company’s new production software.

“American Ecology’s new man-agement information system should significantly improve cash flow by speeding our order to cash cycle,” Romano stated, adding, “The new production system will also deliver better service to our customers, and improved efficiency through rapid access to critical business information.”

The Company implemented the new system at its Beatty, Nevada and Robstown, Texas waste treatment and disposal facilities in May. The Company’s Grand View, Idaho treatment and disposal facility will convert to the new operating platform in July of 2003.


New Hazardous Materials Detector Introduced

Boynton Beach, FL— Safety Solutions Inc. has developed the HazMat Smart-Strip to assist in detecting dangerous chemicals. The HazMat Smart-Strip can instantly detect minute levels of hazardous materials.

Unlike other detection equipment, the HazMat Smart-Strip does not require extensive training, set-up time, or costly maintenance. Clip it on - or stick it on - and it’s ready to go. When a chemical is detected, in liquid or aerosol form, the corresponding box on the baseball card size smart strip changes color. It instantly picks up eight categories of toxic chemicals.

A change in color alerts emergency crews to decontaminate, evacuate, or grab additional gear. This novel product was developed with health and safety in mind.


Management Promotions Made at Allied Waste

Scottsdale, AZ— Allied Waste Industries, Inc. announced the promotion of four senior executives in the financial and operational areas of the company: Tom Ryan to the position of Vice Chairman in addition to his current position of Executive Vice President; Pete Hathaway to the position of Chief Financial Officer; Don Slager to the position of Chief Operating Officer; and Don Swierenga to the position of Vice President, Operations. All appointments are effective immediately.

Mr. Ryan, 56, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Allied Waste since August 2000, having come to the company with thirty years of executive financial experience in the automotive industry.

Mr. Hathaway, 47, has worked in the waste industry for the past twelve years and has served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Allied Waste since August 2000, Chief Accounting Officer from 1995 through 2000 and Treasurer from May 1996 to April 1997. Previously, Mr. Hathaway served as Controller and Finance Director for certain Italian operations of Browning Ferris Industries, Inc. (BFI) from 1991 to 1995 and from 1979 through 1991 served in the audit division of Arthur Andersen LLP in Colorado, Italy and Connecticut most recently in the position of Senior Manager.


NADC Elects Bill Moore as President

Doylestown, PA— Bill Moore, vice president of Brandenburg Industrial Service Co., Chicago, Illinois, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the National Association of Demolition Contractors.

Moore has been actively involved on the NADC’s Board of Directors and as an officer since 1986. Now that he has taken over the helm of the 500-member association, he has highlighted a number of priorities of his term as president. “I want to ensure that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency know who are members are and the wide scope of services they provide,” he said. “Should there be another such emergency, decision makers can save precious time searching for competent contractors by first contacting the NADC.”

Moore was elected president at the NADC’s recent 30th anniversary convention in Orlando, Florida. Other new officers elected were R. David Loewendick, Jr. of S.G. Loewendick & Sons, Grove City, Ohio, as first vice president; Drew Lammers of King Wrecking, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, as secretary; and Raymond E. Passeno, CIH, of Bierlein Companies, Inc., Midland, Michigan, as treasurer.


Waste Industries Adds Two New Board Members

Raleigh, NC— Waste Industries USA, Inc., elected Glenn E. Futrell and James R. Talton, Jr. as new board members at its Annual Shareholders Meeting.

Mr. Futrell is the President and owner of Roanoke Properties Limited Partnership, a real estate development company. Mr. Futrell served as President of Westinghouse Environmental & Geotechnical Services, a subsidiary of Westinghouse, from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Futrell is a director of North State Bancorp, a publicly traded bank holding company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mr. Talton has been the Chairman of Impact Design-Build, Inc. since 2000. Prior to that, he was an audit and managing partner with KPMG LLP, from 1986 to 1999. Mr. Talton is a director of Datastream Systems, Inc., a publicly traded provider of asset management software, integrated procurement and support services.


Diamond Z Launches New Horizontal Grinder

In response to growing demand, Diamond Z Manufacturing has applied proven technologies from its existing industrial grinder line to launch an innovative new horizontal grinder for large-scale wood waste processing. The DZH 7000 Series is a portable, high-capacity, low-maintenance horizontal grinder designed for precision grinding of any material including wood debris, brush, limbs, logs, stumps, and construction materials.

Primary features include a patent-pending feed roller design that raises past center to a positive safety lock position. This allows for easy maintenance and screen replacement of less than 20 minutes. At the heart of this new design is the industry’s first patent-pending hydraulic rod puller for quick access to vital components. The variable speed dual drive feed chain delivers material to the hammermill. Integral standard features include 30 hammers @ 140 Lb. each, the fluid coupling soft start drive system, self-diagnostic radio remote control, and 600 gallons fuel capacity. The company offers engine horsepower options up to 1000 HP.

According to Diamond Z, the DZH 7000 Series is designed specifically for large-scale wood waste operations, processing more than 500 yards of material per hour, reducing costly downtime and increasing net operating profit for customers.


Mike Mouser Appointed Sales Manager by Ely Enterprises

Cleveland, OH— Ely Enterprises, Inc. has appointed Mike Mouser as sales manager, based in the company’s corporate office in Cleveland. Prior to his new assignment with Ely, Mike was the MIS and business development manager for Thermal Ventures, Inc. in Youngstown, Ohio.

A 1990 graduate of the University of Dayton, Mike has held several management positions in sales, marketing, systems design and strategic planning over the past 13 years. With Ely, Mike will oversee sales of both new and used industrial recycling equipment from the Cleveland and Chicago offices.

Ely Enterprises has provided customers with new and used balers, shredders, conveying systems and compaction equipment for recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paper and solid waste applications since 1981.


Phylmar Group Offers Aid with OSHA Activities and Other Regulatory Concerns

Los Angeles, CA— Representatives from several Fortune 1000 companies requested The Phylmar Group, Inc. establish a group to monitor and analyze proposed workplace safety and health regulations and legislation, provide a forum for information exchange, and advocate for businesses. Based on results from extensive personal interviews and information gathered, Phylmar will now provide the following services to participating companies:

1. Monitoring and analysis of OSHA regulatory activities.
2. Networking by e-mail messaging and a web-based bulletin board.
3. Seminars twice a year hosted by a participating Roundtable companies, and two “Webinars” during which topics of interest or concern, or training will be presented.
4. Consultation on regulatory up-dates. Each participant will receive a set number of hours of telephone consultation and research per year.
5. Regulatory advocacy in the form of written letter, appearance at a hearing, or attendance at an advisory committee meeting to present the views of the Roundtable.


New compactor line offered by Wastequip

Cleveland, OH— Wastequip has introduced their Power-Pak™ compactor series with a variety of models, sizes, and capacities for all types of applications. A wide of choice of stationary, self-contained, and vertical units are available for handling small to large waste volumes.

Power-Pak™ compactors feature a heavy-duty superstructure, leak resistant construction, and advanced electronic circuitry for precise control and low-maintenance. All units are UL and CUL listed for quality and safety.

The Power-Pak™ compactor series enables Wastequip to serve national accounts with a full line of compactors that meet a wide variety of requirements and configurations.


John Deere Offers Small-job Excavator

Moline, IL— John Deere has released the newest of the C-Series excavator line, the eight-metric-ton 80C.

“Like our other C-Series ex-cavators, the 80C offers durability, quality and reliability,” said Mark Wall, of the John Deere Construction & Forestry Company.

The 80C’s 52 horsepower Isuzu engine provides both power and efficiency. The machine features Deere’s Powerwize II engine/hydraulic system that senses when additional power is needed and delivers it. The Powerwize II system enables multi-function operation and minimizes fuel consumption by balancing hydraulic pressure and flow, ensuring all hydraulic functions are smooth.

Of note is an integral backfilling blade that is part of the machine’s chassis and takes full advantage of the 80C’s 12,350 pounds of drawbar pull. In addition to backfilling, the blade is well suited for landscaping, fine grading and cutting sidewalks and driveways.


Accu-Tec Achieves DOT Compliance, Announces Recall

Accu-Tec Inc., a privately held firm in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, has achieved design compliance from the DOT (Department of Transportation) regarding their scrap metal and crushed car hauling trailer design. In a private ruling the DOT has issued a compliance ruling under Section 393.132.

Effective January 1, 2004, vehicles used to transport flattened or crushed vehicles must be equipped with means to contain loose parts on all four sides of the vehicle, extending upward to the full height of the cargo. Parts are defined as any component of a crushed vehicle, including fluids, glass diamonds, metal or plastic.

In a related announcement by the company, Accu-Tek has issued a product recall on all existing units in the field effective immediately. "Our products were designed to be easily retrofitted in the event that the DOT ruled with this stringent interpretation", said Jack Wentzell, President of Accu-Tek.

Additionally, Accu-Tek has notified customers that these retrofits will be covered by Accu-Tek's trailer warranty program and will be performed at no additional cost to current customers.


Rouge Steel Idles Blast Furnace

Dearborn, MI— Rouge Steel Company, the primary operating subsidiary of Rouge Industries, Inc., reported that on Saturday, June 21, 2003, its 'C' blast furnace auxiliary equipment, including the dust catcher and downcomer, sustained significant structural damage, resulting in the furnace's temporary shutdown. Two Rouge Steel employees were treated at the site for dust exposure and returned to work.

According to the company spokes-person, 'C' blast furnace has been safely idled and the company is now in the process of finalizing the scope of the repairs and time line for returning the furnace to operation. The company's 'B' blast furnace and other downstream steelmaking and shipping operations continue in operation.

The company maintains a com-prehensive insurance program that should respond to property damage and business interruption losses subject to program deductibles.

Rouge Steel's two blast furnaces produce approximately 7,500 tons per day of molten iron for conversion to the company's flat-roll steel products, two thirds of which is produced by its 'C' blast furnace. Rouge Steel's single site integrated manufacturing facilities and its 2,600 employees primarily serve the automotive, converter and service center markets.