Although it wasn't quite a rodeo, this year's WasteExpo in Dallas was just as exciting. Joining with waste industry experts in every category from composting to global positioning systems, more than 10,000 U.S. attendees and their international counterparts gathered to network and share information.
While cowboy boots may have been in order, many of the show's visitors opted for more comfortable shoes, as there was a lot of floorspace to cover. This year's show brought more than 443 exhibitors occupying approximately 224,746 square feet.
For now, WasteExpo is over - at least until planning begins for next year's show in Atlanta. But in the meantime, join Waste Age as we walk through the show floor in this photo journal.
The Environmental Industry Associ-ations, including the National Solid Waste Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC), presented several awards at the Inspiration and Awards Breakfast held Tuesday, June 8 at WasteExpo '99:
NSWMA Distinguished Service Robert L. Earl Jr., American Waste Industries, Norfolk, Va.
Phillip McAbee, The Container Company of Carolina, Duncan, S.C.
Peter J. Ruud, Superior Services, Milwaukee
Kathy Trent, Waste Management of Ohio, Cincinnati
NSWMA Member of the Year Harold B. Carter, Republic Services, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and chairman, NSWMA
WASTEC Distinguished Service Ronald McCracken, president, Bes-Pac, Easley, S.C.
WASTEC Member of the Year William Henning, Henning Associates, Long Boat Key, Fla.
WASTEC Employees of the Year Production: Jimmy Pipkins, Marathon Equipment, Vernon, Ala.
Engineering: Norman Glomski, Heil Environmental Industries, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sales: Steve DeGeorge, Wittke Waste Equipment, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
EIA Humanitarian Award Luis Manuel Malvido, Saneamiento Y Urbanizacion Sociedad, Buenos Aires, Argentina
EIA Hall of Fame Bob Hickman, Industrial Disposal Supply Co., San Antonio
George A. Lohman, Wellesley Services, Jupiter, Fla.
Special Recognition Tony Ciofalo, Wellesley Services, Montvale, N.J.
Jerry Schwartz, publisher emeritus, Waste Age magazine, Atlanta