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Mountain Tarp Introduces New Website

Mountain Tarp, part of the Wastequip mobile products division, debuts its new website. The website guides users to the best solutions for specific tarping applications with detailed product information and resources. Users can now access Mountain Tarp’s product features, company news, installation and operations manuals, product literature, and videos. In addition, the website includes user-friendly tools that enable customers to:

  • Quickly submit a quote request
  • Request additional product information
  • Find an installation/repair facility
  • Locate parts by part number or description
  • Access technical support
  • Contact the customer support team

A convenient Go To Parts e-commerce site link helps customers quickly locate and purchase genuine OEM and aftermarket parts for Mountain Tarp products. Go To Parts is a single-source supplier of quality aftermarket parts, providing thousands of items available with same-day shipping, expedited delivery, and competitive freight rates. The Mountain Tarp website features responsive design to optimize display across multiple web browsers, computers, and mobile devices, minimizing scrolling and resizing for a better user experience. “We created the site to give end-users detailed product information in an easy-to-follow format,” said John Defenbaugh, mobile products division president for Wastequip. “We’re confident we created a website that is compatible across a wide range of browsers and mobile devices. In addition to our network of local parts, service, and installation branches, our customers now have access to best-in-class images, features, literature, and support systems for Mountain Tarp products.”

For more information, visit www.wastequip.com.


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Waste Industries and Progressive Waste Solutions to Co-Host the 2014 EREF Fall Classic & Networing Event   

The 2014 Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Fall Classic & Networking Event – to be held Thursday, October 2 at Pinehurst in North Carolina – will be co-hosted by Waste Industries and Progressive Waste Solutions. The golf tournament will kick off with a Welcome Reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 1. The tournament itself will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday and will be held on Pinehurst No. 1. The tournament will be preceded by a Breakfast and followed by an Awards Luncheon. All proceeds from the tournament will support EREF’s mission, which is carried out by providing scholarships, continuing education and grants for solid waste research.

Pinehurst hosted the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in back-to-back weeks this year. Pinehurst is considered one of America’s greatest golf courses and premier resorts. When Pinehurst No. 1 welcomed players in 1898, golf aficionados flocked from the North to enjoy a winter round (early visitors included John D. Rockefeller and President William McKinley). Dr. Leroy Culver built the first nine holes and John Dunn Tucker added the next nine, but it is clearly Donald Ross’s touch that you feel on Pinehurst’s first golf course with his liberal use of bunkers, both across the fairway and around the green.  “Waste Industries is honored to welcome our industry colleagues back to Pinehurst in support of EREF’s mission,” said Ven Poole, Chief Executive Officer of Waste Industries. “EREF is the largest source of funding for solid waste research in North America and is one of the largest providers of graduate scholarships related to solid waste management in the world.”

“Progressive Waste Solutions supports EREF’s mission to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives,” said Joe Quarin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Waste Solutions. “As the field of solid waste management continues to change, EREF is providing the knowledge we need to succeed.”  The format for the Golf Tournament will be Captain’s Choice. Players on the first and second place teams will receive crystal commemoratives and a framed team photo. Hole-in-one prizes will be given at all par 3s, including the chance to win $50,000 cash. There will also be other prize winning opportunities, including the chance to win a $10,000 putting contest.  Player Registration Sold Out, Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available The cost to participate in the sold out tournament is $1,000 per player, $3,600 per foursome. Guest registration is still available at $400 for those wishing to attend the reception, breakfast and luncheon but not play golf. Reception-only registration, also still available, is $200.

For more information, visit www.erefdn.org.


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Riddell Joins MetalX in Nonferrous Management Role

MetalX LLC announces that industry veteran David Riddell has joined the company’s management team, effective immediately. As a senior marketing executive, Riddell will be focused primarily on nonferrous commercial and marketing activities in support of the company’s growing nonferrous business. Riddell’s background includes extensive experience in the aluminum and white metals sector, having been involved in scrap purchasing, brokerage, and commercial management roles for companies in secondary smelting, sheet mill operations, and international metal trading. Riddell joins MetalX at a time when the company is expanding the scope of its nonferrous business to incorporate wire chopping, metal extraction technologies, and the production of customized melt products with its more traditional nonferrous scrap processing capabilities. The company began development of a state-of-the-art nonferrous facility in Auburn, Indiana, earlier this year, and plans to operate a consolidated nonferrous metal plant at that location.

In recent months, MetalX installed a metal extraction and fluff processing line by Steinert that is now approaching full production levels, and is currently in the final stages of commissioning a new MTB wire chopping line, which will mark completion of the second phase of development plans. The company expects volumes at the facility to exceed a run rate of 100 million annual pounds by the
end of 2014, and at full productive capacity will be able to handle more than 180 million pounds per year. In making the announcement, MetalX CEO, Danny Rifkin, said, “We are excited for David to join the MetalX family, as his extensive knowledge, solid relationships, and outstanding personal reputation will augment our current group at a time when we’re growing rapidly. In addition, his business philosophy and style are so compatible with our culture that we expect him to hit the ground running.”

Riddell added, “I’m happy to be part of an exciting and energetic organization that looks at this industry in such a positive light. The company’s ability to develop clear strategies and then execute them offers a new challenge, and the focus on relationships, integrity, and fundamentals is consistent with my approach to this business.”

For more information, visit www.metalx.net.


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Stertil-Koni Heavy Duty Vehicle Lifts Selected by LANta for Recently Completed Modern Fleet Maintenance Facility in Allentown, PA

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, today announced that The Leigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta) has selected and installed a targeted range of the company’s in-ground scissor lifts, platform lifts and wireless mobile column lifts for use in LANta’s recently completed, state-of-the-art, bus maintenance facility located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The modern, bright, 31,000 square-foot LANta service center, named the Armando V. Greco Maintenance Facility, represents a $12 million construction project that was five years in the planning and required 18 months to complete.  It replaces an older garage, dating back to 1953, and is approximately three times the size of its predecessor.  The facility now serves LANta’s fleet of 83 buses, including 24 new hybrid buses – each of which delivers fuel savings in excess of 40 percent over older, diesel models.

Noted Randy Flyte, Director, Materials and Maintenance for LANta, “Safety is always priority number one – both for our riders as well as for our dedicated team of technicians who service our fleet. That’s why we selected Stertil-Koni vehicle lifts, which are engineered to quickly, safely and efficiently raise our vehicles to facilitate the entire range of demanding, ongoing maintenance work.” Heaving duty lifting systems from Stertil-Koni installed at LANta include:
·  ECOLIFT 60: a 2-scissor configuration of the company’s U.S. patented original ultra-shallow, full-rise in-ground, axle engaging vehicle lift.  This model has a lifting capacity of 60,000 lbs. and combines high pressure, low volume hydraulics while requiring a mere 3.5 gallons of fluid per scissor and has proved ideal for servicing transit buses and other heavy-duty vehicles with low clearance.
·  SKYLIFT: a superior, heavy duty platform lift that uniquely combines a clear floor concept  while optimizing working space due to its vertical lifting design with no crossbeams or columns.
·  Wireless Mobile Column Lifts: a flexible, truly mobile heavy duty lifting system that utilizes reliable hydraulic technology for smooth, efficient operation with low maintenance combined with rapid lifting and lowering.

In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated, “In the demanding world of fleet maintenance, customers such as LANTa require heavy duty lifting systems that are safe, dependable and efficient.  To fully address these stringent requirements, Stertil-Koni is focused on a single mission: to engineer a broad range of superior lifting systems that are exclusively dedicated to serving the heavy duty market and provide users with the broadest possible ‘Freedom of Choice.’ “

For more information, visit www.steril-koni.com.


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Green EnviroTech Holdings Signs Definitive Agreement With Tepia Corporation Japan Co., LTD

Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp. (GETH) announces that the company has signed a definitive agreement with Tepia Corporation Japan Co., LTD (Tepia), which is Asia’s leading consulting company through an introduction from Coast Northwest Management, LLC (COAST). Gary De Laurentiis, CEO stated, “We are very pleased to announce the
new partnerships with Tepia. GETH was introduced to Tepia by Coast Northwest Management, LLC, a private investment banking and executive business management services company based in Seattle whose team
members have extensive global experience capable of matching GETH technology with the needs of the international market.We have been working with COAST for over a year now and they have been working
diligently to introduce GETH to their contacts around the globe. The introduction to Tepia has been the most successful to date and we are discussing marketing our technology to several other entities in Asia.”

De Laurentiis added, “The agreement states that Tepia will identify potential investors, stakeholders or financial partners who are interested in building GETH plants and identifying potential needs for GETH oil conversion technology application in the Asian market and in conducting sales activities to appropriate and concerned stakeholders and plant operators.” The agreements will be assigned to Black Lion Oil Limited, theowner of the non-US rights for the Green EnviroTech plastic/tire to oil technology.

Al Stone, Executive Director of COAST stated, “We believe that the business relationship with Tepia will effectively open up an enormous market for GETH technology applications in Asia. Countries such as China are now pressing forward to resolve their environmental challenges including waste recycling, alternative energy and air
quality improvement, solutions. All of which are well suited to GETH’s technology coupled with its revenue and profitable business model.”

For more information, visit www.greenenvirotech.com.


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National Waste & Recycling Association Launches Driver Certification Program

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) introduced its first-ever safe driver certification for drivers working in the waste and recycling industry. NW&RA developed the program to address the specialized needs of the industry and the specific driving hazards its employees face each day. NW&RA is offering this new program to both members and non-members. The safe driver certification is designed specifically for professional commercial drivers with a current commercial driver’s license and at least 12 months experience as a professional commercial driver in the waste and recycling industry. Passing the certification’s exam indicates a driver has foundational knowledge of the industry’s driver safety best practices. “Launching our certification program is a great milestone for NW&RA,” said Sharon H. Kneiss, the association’s president and CEO. “Our companies have asked for a certification of industry drivers because they understand that it will help them make hiring and promotion decisions, could lower their risk of accidents, and may help reduce their insurance costs. This first certification effort fills a gap that has existed in our safety training. We think this program will become the gold standard for drivers working in our industry. We are working on additional certifications for other professions within our industry and will release them in the coming months.”

Drivers from NW&RA member companies can take the exam for $275, while non-members may take it for $400. A test and online preparation course package will be available for $500. Registration for the inaugural testing period is available now and closes July 31.

For more information, visit www.wasterecycling.org/certification.