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Grant Given to Aid Pike
County Sheltered Workshop, Inc.
$20,000 to Build Recycling Facility by Missouri DNR
Plant Recognized by EPA
Big Chipper Not
"Down in the Dumps"
Week to Include Ari Fleischer
New Distribution Center
Debuts New Portable Shredder
Training Program Manager at Heil
and Allied Waste CoordinatePurchase and Sale
Carts are Assembled for Shipment
Indian Machinery Production
Adds 25th Network Member
Improved Tarping System
Alliance and Sims Group Expand Electronics Recycling
New Plastics Recycling Plant
Given to Aid Pike County Sheltered Workshop, Inc.
Jefferson City, MO— The Missouri Department of Natural
Resources has awarded $47,000 to Pike County Sheltered Workshop
Inc. of Bowling Green for two recycling trailers and a new pickup
truck. Pike County Sheltered Workshop picks up recyclable items
free of charge from area businesses, government offices and schools.
With the success of this program, area residents began asking
the workshop to provide a recycling program for individual households.
By placing one recycling trailer at Clarksville and another at
Louisiana, the workshop will be able to collect the recyclables,
unload them at the recycling center and return them the same day
- thereby providing dropoff service to area residents. Since the
workshop started its recycling program in 1996, area recycling
has increased almost six fold from 240,000 pounds to 1.3 million
pounds in 2002.
This grant is funded by the Solid Waste Management Fund, which
is made up of disposal fees collected for each ton of waste taken
to Missouri landfills or to transfer stations that transfer waste
out of state. The projects funded by this grant will help the
state achieve its waste management goals. For more information
call Bruce Tylke of the department’s Solid Waste Management
Program at 800-361-4827.
Given $20,000 to Build Recycling Facility by Missouri DNR
Jefferson City, MO— The Missouri Department of Natural
Resources has awarded $20,000 to Southeast Missouri State University
of Cape Girardeau, for construction of a building and purchase
of a baler and forklift to assist the university’s recycling
This project will help Southeast Missouri State University put
into operation the recommendations of a Department of Natural
Resources’-funded waste audit in 2002. The audit highlighted
the need for a facility to process recyclables, which will prevent
them from being exposed to the weather, thereby increasing their
value. The new facility will be used for processing the recyclable
materials and also will house the new equipment that will be purchased.
Treatment Plant Recognized by EPA
Chicago, IL— U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region
5 awarded the Moorhead, Minnesota, wastewater treatment plant
first place in the medium, advanced treatment category of the
2003 Regional Operation and Maintenance Excellence Awards.
Moorhead was recognized for its exemplary compliance record,
for using new technology that reduced operating costs, and for
making improvements that saved over $890,000 in construction costs.
Asphalt Industries Partner
Washington, DC— The rubber and asphalt industries are joining
together to educate buyers, sellers and other stakeholders on
the benefits of rubber modified asphalt.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) is partnering with
the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society (ACS); Rubber Pavements
Association; National Asphalt Pavement Association; National Center
for Asphalt Technology; Asphalt Institute; and the Rubber Recycling
Topical Group, ACS to launch the first rubber and asphalt industry
conference next May.
The event will be held May 19-20, 2004, at the Amway Grand Plaza
Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It will follow the Rubber Division’s
165th Spring Technical Meeting from May 17-19 at the same location.
Chipper not "Down in the Dumps"
Grand Rapids, MI— Although landfills across the country
are filling at an alarming rate, Big Chipper Inc., located in
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is anything but down in the dumps. Instead,
the company has taken a proactive approach in recycling wood waste,
effectively keeping it out of municipal landfills.
The company takes in a variety of wood and turns it into new
products. From waste haulers, Big Chipper receives industrial
waste, which is ground and distributed to two area power plants
for co-generation fuel to produce electricity. Green waste comes
to Big Chipper via residents, tree services and municipalities
and is turned into mulch.
To color the mulch, Big Chipper switched to a dry granule colorant.
After using the granule colorant for the past few months, Farmwald,
the owner, predicts, “That’s definitely the future
of coloring.” Farmwald speculates this because not only
is the system cleaner, but the cost per cubic yard of granule
colorant is less than liquid or powder systems.
Big Chipper colors mulch using Beast recyclers, manufactured
by Bandit Industries. The cost of adding a coloring system was
minimal in that all that is needed to color is a simple feeder
and a manifold, used to add water. The system runs off the electronics
of the Beast’s engine. Farmwald says Bandit’s system
uses 10 gallons of water a minute, about 20 percent of the water
used in liquid systems. The colorant is an oxidizing pigment,
so it covers and penetrates the mulch very well. The granule colorant
allows the material to exit the machine fairly dry, much dryer
than colored mulch from liquid systems.
The mobility of his recyclers has also aided Farmwald in his
business. The company travels to yards with stockpiled wood, grinds
it onsite and hauls the ground wood back to be used for mulch
or other purposes.
Farmwald hints that to entrepreneur hopefuls, wood grinding
can be a lucrative business. Across the country, there is a growing
need to recycle waste wood into useable products. If interested
in learning more, Farmwald urges, “Come up here for a demo.
You need to see your future.”
Announces New Appointments
Silver Spring, MD— Dr. John Skinner, Executive Director
and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
announced the appointment of Meri Beth Wojtaszek as technical
services education manager, Stewart Bybee as manager of government
affairs and Arjun Grover as the technology support specialist.
Meri Beth Wojtaszek, who joins SWANA as the new technical services
education manager, spent the last thirteen years working for American
Stewart Bybee comes to SWANA after working as a legislative correspondent
for both Senator Richard Bryan and John Ensign. Bybee has
a strong background on environmental issues.
Arjun Grover is a recent graduate of the George Washington University
in Washington, DC. Grover graduated with a bachelor’s
degree in computer science and will lend his expertise to SWANA
as a technology support specialist. Grover’s work
will focus on server management and new user administration.
Communication Network Upgraded
Garden Grove, CA— Teletrac, Inc., the originator of metro
fleet location information systems, announced an upgrade for FleetDirector,
its main fleet tracking system, to run over General Packet Radio
Service (GPRS) networks. The upgrade enables FleetDirector to
provide more expansive geographic coverage for its vehicle location
capabilities in North America, and higher bandwidth transmission.
Teletrac also made available Prism, a GPRS location unit that
current FleetDirector users can install in their vehicles to upgrade
to the GPRS communication backbone. The Prism unit is now part
of the FleetDirector system package, which includes hardware installed
in the vehicle, and Internet-based software.
FleetDirector tracks the location of commercial vehicle fleets
in real time, streamlining fleet operations and giving fleet owners
the tools to ensure that drivers remain productive and fulfill
the needs of their customers. It also increases security by enabling
fleet owners to locate and recover stolen vehicles.
Paper Week to include Ari Fleischer
Washington, DC— The American Forest & Paper Association
is pleased to announce Ari Fleischer, former White House press
secretary and assistant to President George W. Bush, will be the
guest speaker at the 127th Annual Paper Week Luncheon on Tuesday,
March 23, 2004 in New York City.
As White House Press Secretary, Mr. Fleischer was the primary
spokesperson for President Bush and delivered the daily White
House briefings from 2001 to 2003. He earned a reputation
as not only one of the most loyal White House press secretaries
in recent times, but also one of the wittiest. His daily
parries with the press were often covered live on 24 hour news
AF&PA’s 127th Annual Paper Week will be held March
21-23, 2004, at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Paper Week is the premier annual event for the U.S. pulp, paper,
and packaging industry, attracting more than 1,100 participants
from all segments of the business, including domestic and foreign
companies, producers, customers, suppliers, media, business strategists,
industry experts, and leading financial analysts.
Opens New Parts Distribution Center
Eugene, OR— In order to offer customers more responsive
parts service in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, Peterson
has allied with Con-Way Logistics, Inc. (Con-way). Peterson parts
will be stocked at Con-way’s distribution center in Mira
Loma, California. To mark the new parts distribution center’s
grand opening, Peterson is offering customers a chance to win
a $500 Peterson parts credit. For each parts order placed from
Southern California, Arizona and Nevada during the months of August,
September and October 2003, Peterson will enter the customer’s
name into the drawing for the parts credit.
The Mira Loma distribution center will stock critical spare
parts plus certain wear parts.
While direct customers and Peterson dealers will still be able
to order parts as they have in the past, they will now be able
to pick up parts at Mira Loma or call in parts orders.
Max™ Debuts New Portable Shredder
Petrolia, ON— Schred Max™ by Protoworks Inc., a manufacturer
of primary reduction equipment, recently introduced a trailer-mounted
version of the Schred Max™ 56 SD. The trailer is integrally
built into the Schred Max™ mainframe structure and makes
for quick setup when arriving on site.
The Mobile Max™ trailer running gear package features
severe-duty components with robust construction. The sprung single
axle design with four full size 11.00” x 22.5” tires
has demonstrated it’s rugged nature being hauled through
some of the toughest, muddiest and softest conditions.
The 60 HP diesel Mobile Max™ unit weighs 27,000 lbs., stands
12’ high, 8’ wide and 26’6” long.
Schred Max™ can process almost any material fed into it,
including tires, C & D, white goods, railroad ties, MSW, shingles,
furniture, mattresses, asphalt slabs, industrial and commercial
waste, automotive components, metals and landfill reclamation
Technical Training Program Manager at Heil
Chattanooga, TN— Heil Industries has named Marv Banowetz,
technical training manager. With 20 years of experience in the
maintenance side of the refuse collection industry, Banowetz knows
the importance of solid technical training.
After 13 years at BFI, where he worked his way up from mechanic
to general manager, Banowetz joined Heil in 1996. As technical
training manager, he is responsible for all aspects of Heil’s
extensive technical training program, from putting together curriculum
and conducting classes to coordinating and dispatching Heil’s
mobile training centers and field service representatives.
Recently, the company updated the Heil Institute of Technology,
located next to its manufacturing facility in Fort Payne, Alabama.
The training center now combines electrical and hydraulics labs
in a shop setting that includes truck bays, so students can move
back and forth between lab work and hands-on training on the refuse
collection vehicles being studied.
Each course lasts from three to three and a half days. Technicians
who complete the factory training course earn continuing education
units from Chattanooga State Community College. These credits
are transferable to most technical colleges.
Industries and Allied Waste Coordinate Purchase and Sale
Raleigh, NC— Waste Industries USA, Inc., a regional, non-hazardous
solid waste services company, announced that it has completed
an asset purchase and sale with Allied Waste Industries.
Under the terms of the agreement, Waste Industries purchased
Allied’s Norfolk, Virginia and Clarkesville, Tennessee operations.
Simultaneously, Waste Industries sold to Allied its operations
in Charlotte, North Carolina; Sumter, South Carolina; Mobile,
Alabama; and Biloxi, Mississippi. The effective date of the transaction
was August 1, 2003.
Jim W. Perry, President and CEO of Waste Industries stated, “This
transaction significantly strengthens our position in two strategic
markets (the Norfolk, Virginia and the Nashville, Tennessee areas).
We plan to continue to look for similar opportunities to increase
revenues and better position our company in desired markets.”
Nestable Carts are Assembled for Shipment
The EVR II line from Toter Incorporated is a revolutionary offering
of universal, nestable refuse/recycling carts that can be shipped
to customers fully assembled. This feature saves municipalities
and private waste haulers essential shipping, assembly and storage
costs normally associated with curbside containers. The EVR II
carts are compatible with both fully and semi-automated collection
systems and feature enhanced aesthetics, with superior durability.
According to the company, the EVR II cart line also incorporates
features such as an aerodynamic design that improves wind and
set-down stability and a patented Rugged Rim for exceptional container
rigidity. The Statesville, North Carolina based Toter manufactures
all curbside containers using a stress-free, advanced rotational
Expands Indian Machinery Production
Peoria, IL— Caterpillar Inc. is expanding its presence
in Asia with production of a new line of construction machines
in India. In July 2003, the company commenced manufacturing Caterpillar
backhoe loaders for sale in India. Caterpillar already manufactures
off-highway trucks, track-type tractors, wheel loaders, engines
and power generation equipment in India.
Since Caterpillar introduced its first backhoe loader in 1985,
the machine has become the best selling and most popular brand
in the world. Backhoes for the Indian market will be produced
at the Thrivullar facility in southern India.
Caterpillar is represented by two independently owned dealers
in India, Gmmco Ltd. and T I L Limited. The dealers have invested
in a comprehensive network of about 50 sales and service facilities
throughout India. In addition, the two dealers have a combined
workforce of 3,000 people.
Lakes Adds 25th Network Member
Hutchinson, MN— QRP announced the recent addition of Hutch
Auto & Truck Parts to their network of premier auto recycling
With over 40 years in the auto recycling industry, Hutch Auto
is another example of a second-generation family owned business.
Brothers, John and Robbie Bajari handle most of the day-to-day
operations at Hutch. Their father, Larry, mans the phones and
performs some of the delivery duties while drawing on his years
of experience and providing input when major decisions need to
Historically Hutch Auto has focused on “quality rather
than quantity” and currently recycles about 275 vehicles
annually. These vehicles are a general mix of 1994 and newer cars
and light trucks of both domestic and foreign makes.
By joining QRP, Hutch Auto & Truck Parts adds their inventory
base to what was already the largest consolidated regional inventory
of high quality recycled auto parts. Hutch Auto customers will
benefit from the direct access that Hutch now has to the entire
Quality Recycling, LLC has teamed with RCBC Technologies to develop
an enhanced Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The heart of the
new system is a rotating cylindrical combustion chamber that uses
patented Rotary Cascading Bed Combustion (RCBC) technology. According
to the company, this technology provides the ideal conditions
for clean combustion of diverse fuels, including high sulfur coals,
shredder fluff, municipal solid wastes, and sludge. A MRF and
the RCBC combined produce the ultimate waste to energy plant.
These waste to energy plants burn municipal wastes to produce
steam and electricity. A typical plant produces enough energy
to pay for one third of its operating costs. This energy is produced
with less harmful emissions than the conventional fossil-fuel
powered energy plants.
The RCBC is not only more efficient than other combustors, but
can be produced at about a third their cost. They also can be
used as stand-along boilers or combustors.
Offers Improved Tarping System
Alger, MI— Roll-Rite Corporation, manufacturer of aluminum
arm style tarp systems, has improved their patented, fully adjustable
sliding pivot feature for 2003. The all-new tapered design is
engineered for a compact, low profile installation and better
accommodates older style roll-off and hooklifts still in use throughout
Roll-Rite side-to-side systems now include a lock-down variation
for waste transfer trailers. Standard equipment includes the TarpStretcher,
an electric gear motor designed for side tarping.
Roll-Rite manufactures a complete line of high performance tarping
systems for roll-off, hooklift and lugger style container trucks,
each suited for demolition, scrap or waste applications. Stationary
and fully adjustable features can be combined to fit varying container
sizes or to meet budget considerations.
More information and photos can be found at www.RollRite.com,
or by contacting the company at 800-297-9905.
America Alliance and Sims Group Expand Electronics Recycling
Phoenix, AZ— Recycle America Alliance, LLC has announced
a new service partner to enhance its delivery of electronics recycling
services. Sims Group USA will provide de-manufacturing services
for materials collected or managed by Recycle America Alliance.
Both parties will work on marketing commodities to end markets.
“This is a big step forward in building our California
electronics recycling infrastructure for the growing volumes of
TVs, monitors and other e-scrap,” said Kevin McCarthy, Director
of Electronics Recycling for Waste Management, Inc., majority
owner of Recycle America Alliance.
Plans New Plastics Recycling Plant
An all-new plastics recycling facility may be built in Toluca,
Mexico, about 40 miles west of Mexico City. The project is a three-party
joint venture involving Coca-Cola, its largest supplier of plastic
containers and its largest bottler of soft-drink products in Mexico.
The facility will be based on the latest URCC recycling technology
and is expected to process a forecasted volume of 25,000 tons
of PET plastic bottles annually. The new plant is expected to
be operational by the end of 2004 at a cost of roughly $20 million.