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Names Regional Managers
Superior, WI— Genesis Equipment
& Manufacturing, Inc. has appointed Ian Lewandowski and Dean
Sprouse as regional managers for the company’s Midwest and
South Central regions, respectively.
Lewandowski, a native of Duluth,
Minnesota, will be taking Genesis’s message to customers in
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, North
and South Dakota, Kansas and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as
well as the Canadian provinces of western Ontario, Manitoba and
Sprouse, a Houston resident, will
call on customers and prospective Genesis users in Texas, Louisiana,
Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado. He brings with him more than a
decade of experience serving construction customers on both the
sales and rental side.
Harris Promotes Ashley
Walls to Management
Peachtree City, GA— Harris
Waste Management Group, Inc. announced the promotion of Ashley Walls
to Manager Parts Sales. Ashley will oversee the direction of Harris’
parts sales department in Cordele, Georgia, including pricing and
policies along with the day-to-day operation. Ashley will report
directly to Dwane Braziel, manager of parts and service.
Mr. Walls received his bachelor’s
degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and worked for
the Lilliston Corporation as an industrial engineer before joining
Harris in 1981. In Ashley’s 22 plus years with Harris, he
has held various positions such as manufacturing engineer, welding
superintendent, industrial engineer, parts sales estimator and service
Alcan Partakes in
Joint Venture in China
Beijing, China and Montreal, Quebec—
Alcan Inc. announced the signing of a definitive joint venture agreement
with the Qingtonxia Aluminum Company (“QTX”) and the
Ningxia Electric Power Development and Investment Co. Ltd. (“NEI”).
Under the agreement, Alcan will invest up to U.S. $150 million,
following necessary regulatory approvals for a 50 percent participation
and secure power supply in an existing 150-kilotonne modern pre-bake
smelter located in the Ningxia autonomous region, in the Peoples’
Republic of China.
The agreement provides for the
joint venture to obtain long-term access to dedicated power on competitive
terms sufficient to meet the energy requirements of the smelter.
The agreement also gives Alcan a substantial operating role and
the option to acquire, through additional investment, up to 80 per
cent of a new 250-kilotonne potline, already under construction.
Alcan and QTX have been working
together since June 2002 to develop this joint venture project.
Alcan, in conjunction with QTX and the Ningxia government, recently
submitted their agreed joint venture proposal to the Chinese government
for approval. The investment is expected to take place in the first
quarter of 2004 following customary approvals.
Named Global CEO of Year by Pulp & Paper Week
San Francisco, CA— Paperloop,
a worldwide provider of information for the paper, pulp, forest,
converting and allied industries, announced that the company’s
prestigious Global CEO of the Year award will this year go to Raymond
Royer, president and CEO of Domtar, Inc. The award will be presented
November 18th at Pulp & Paper Week’s 11th Paper/Forest
Global Outlook Conference.
Elements Settles Patent Litigation; Receives New Contract
Baltimore, MD— Environmental
Elements Corporation announced that it has received an order valued
over $1,500,000 for the design and supply of a new modular fabric
filter system. The air pollution control equipment will remove particulate
emissions from a new circulating fluid bed boiler being installed
at a municipal utility site located in the mid-west with delivery
scheduled for the spring of 2004.
Environmental Elements Corporation
also announced that it has entered into a confidential settlement
agreement to dismiss the patent litigation with EC&C Technologies,
Inc., Hamon Research Cottrell, Inc. and Wahlco, Inc. relating to
its Ammonia-on-Demand (AOD(R)) technology for generating ammonia
from urea. As part of the agreement, EEC will discontinue its AOD(R)
CEO Recognized by Goodwill Industries
Wooster, OH— Dennis B. Donahue
Sr., president and CEO of the Hi-Rise Recycling Companies and former
CEO of Will-Burt, Inc., recently received the Goodwill Industries
Lifetime Achievement Award for Wayne and Holmes counties, Ohio.
Donahue’s nine years of service include: chair of development
committee, chair of nominating committee, chair of the agency board,
chair of finance committee, chair of operating committee and executive
Donahue began his service in 1993
under the leadership of then-local-president and CEO Bruce Phipps
and participated as a trustee supporting Phipps in growing the organization
from $2 million to $5 million, clients served by 300%, and achieving
a net worth to support the agency for three months should an unanticipated
SWANA Names Garavaglia
Public Relations Coordinator
Silver Spring, MD— SWANA’s
executive director and CEO announced the appointment of Liz Garavaglia
as SWANA’s marketing and public relations coordinator.
Liz will be responsible for the
day-to-day operations of the association’s public relations
and media outreach program in addition to overseeing the marketing
for several of SWANA’s products and managing the production
of two regular newsletters.
Washington, DC— Members of
the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) have elected Christine McCoy,
Rural Community Assistance Program, to the board of directors and
re-elected Jim Bosch, formerly of Target Corporation, and Steve
Ragiel of Recycle America Alliance.
Other directors on the 2003-2004
board are Cherae Bishop, Weyerhaeuser Company; Terry Gilman, Texas;
Ron Kolbash, Ohio Department of Natural Resources; Meg Morris, Energy
Answers Corporation; Cis Myers, Hey Cister! Consulting; and Michael
Patton, Metropolitan Environmental Trust.
Sohi Appointed to
RMA Board of Directors
Plymouth, MI— The Rubber Manufacturers
Association (RMA), the national trade association for the rubber
products industry, has named Dr. Mohsen Sohi, president and chief
executive officer (CEO) of Freudenberg-NOK, to its board of directors.
"Dr. Sohi's years of experience
in executive management ensure that he will be an important addition
to the RMA board," said Donald B. Shea, president and CEO of
RMA. "His position at Freudenberg-NOK is especially valuable
to the RMA's general products group, which focuses on the business
interests of non-tire product manufacturers."
Heil Appoints New
Director of Product Management
Chattanooga, TN— Heil Environ-mental
Industries, Ltd. has promoted Dan Rosen to lead the company's product
management team. Rosen brings 17 years of experience in technical
service, product management, export and national sales to his new
role as director of product management.
Rosen joined Heil in 1986 as a
technical service representative. He was promoted to general manager
of Heil's parts group in 1989, then moved to product management
in 1990, eventually assuming product management responsibility for
all refuse collection vehicle products. In 1997, he was named general
manager for the export group. In 2000, he became Heil's Allied Waste
$13 Million Cleanup
to be Handled by MHF Logistical Solutions
Pittsburgh, PA— MHF Logistical
Solutions, Inc. (MHF-LS), transportation logistics and packaging
specialists, said that it has begun work on a $13 million project
to transport 314,000 tons of soil from a former Edison, New Jersey,
chemical manufacturing facility to licensed disposal sites in Ohio
The project is part of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Superfund clean-up program.
EPA is using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as its construction
manager for this project which will run through the spring of 2005.
MHF-LS, which won its assignment
through competitive bidding with other transportation, logistics
and waste disposal companies, is acting as a subcontractor to Conti
Environmental Inc., the project's general contractor for excavation,
transportation and off-site disposal. MHF-LS is also providing services
for two other companies which are handling treatment and disposal
services for the hazardous waste portion of the project.
Auto Auctions Announces Third Quarter Financial Results
Schaumburg, IL— Insurance
Auto Auctions, Inc., a provider of automotive salvage and claims
processing services in the United States, reported a net loss for
the quarter ended September 28, 2003. The company recorded a net
loss of $0.6 million, or a loss of $0.05 per diluted share, versus
net earnings of $0.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the
same quarter a year ago.
Revenues for the quarter were $49.1
million compared with $52.8 million in the third quarter of 2002.
The decline in revenues was primarily due to the company's continued
shift away from vehicles sold under the purchase agreement method
and lower volumes on a same-store basis. The purchase agreement
method accounted for 5 percent of the total vehicles sold this quarter
versus 8 percent for the same quarter one year earlier. Under the
purchase agreement method, the entire purchase price of the vehicle
is recorded as revenue, compared to the lower-risk, consignment
fee-based arrangements, where only the fees collected on the sale
of the vehicle are recorded as revenue. Fee income in the third
quarter increased to $40.3 million versus $39.3 million in the third
quarter of last year.
Signal Announces Third Quarter EPS of $.21 per Share
Oak Brook, IL— Federal Signal
Corporation reported diluted earnings per share of $.21 for the
third quarter of 2003 on sales of $288 million. These results compare
to the $.28 per share earned on sales of $262 million in 2002's
third quarter. Sales increased 10% as a result of refuse truck body
acquisitions in late 2002 and also benefited from the currency translation
benefit of stronger European and Canadian currencies. Operating
margins were lower in all groups, reflecting a lower margin sales
mix in several segments.