News Briefs

ACQUISITIONS * Waste management and alternative energy company Sustain-able Development Internation-al Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has entered into a letter of intent with Alberta, Canada-based Mountain Lime and Marble Inc., to acquire a 75 percent equity interest in the assets of three Alberta- and one British Columbia-based limestone deposits.

* Computron Display Sys-tems Inc., Mt. Prospect, Ill., has acquired KG Rear Vision, Arlington Heights, Ill., formerly a division of Arlington Heights-based Kanematsu USA Inc.

* ProCycle Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has purchased the assets of States Environmental of Kilgore, Kilgore, Texas.

AGREEMENT * KBF Pollution Management Inc., Paterson, N.J., has executed a remedial services agreement with Environmental Chemical Corp. for the provision of environmental services at a contaminated Superfund site in the Northeast regional market.

ANNOUNCEMENTS * Precision Recycling Associates, Charlotte, N.C., announces the start of business of its recycling and construction and demolition (C&D) processing consulting services.

* Willimantic Waste, Willimantic, Conn., announces the expansion of its waste paper facility.

* Detroit Diesel Corp., Detroit, announces the resignation of its vice chairman, Timothy D. Leuliette.

* Terion Inc., Melbourne, Fla., announces it is creating a national parts and service network for its products through a strategic business partnership with Detroit Diesel Corp., Detroit.

AWARDS * Phillips Industries' Stamp-ing and Fabrication Division, Syracuse, Ind., has been awarded the 1999 State of Indiana Quality Improvement Award.

* Lang Mekra North America, Ridgeway, S.C., has been named 1999 South Carolina Manufacturer of the Year.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS * The Environmental Indus-try Associations, Washington, D.C., is accepting nominations for Driver of the Year for 2000 in seven categories, including small and large companies, and the public sector. Contact: EIA fax on-demand: (703) 531-0906 and request item number 350. Fax: (202) 966-4824.

CONTRACT * Cologne, Germany-based Steinert Elektromagnetbau GmbH has contracted Resource Recycling, St. Petersburg, Fla., to be its new North American sales representative.

CORRECTION * In Waste Age's October issue, the name of the coordinator for the Keep Las Cruces Beautiful program [Winner, Best Container, Design Contest, page 89] is Carol McCall.

FISCAL * Stericycle Inc., Lake Forest, Ill., has purchased additional equity in Medham S.A., its joint venture in Mexico, increasing its ownership in the company from 24.5 percent to 49 percent.

* Amsterdam, Holland-based New Holland announces a third-quarter profit of $39 million. Consolidated net revenues totaled $1.3 billion, up 2 percent compared to the third quarter of 1998.

INTERNET * Waste Management Inc., Melville, N.Y., announces the first anniversary of its website, found at Waste Management Commodities Exchange:

*, Atlanta, has added new features, including Tissue, Paper and Paperboard listing categories and classified advertising.

NEW LOCATION * Waste Industries Inc., Raleigh, N.C., has moved to 3301 Benson Dr., Ste. 601, Raleigh, N.C. 27609

SALE * Zahren Alternative Power Corp. (ZAPCO), Avon, Conn., announces the sale of emission reduction credits to Canadian utility company Ontario Power Generation Inc.

Recycling Empty Aerosol Cans More than 5,000 communities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Houston and Phoenix have successfully added empty aerosol containers to their recycling programs.

About 3 billion aerosol containers are manufactured and sold in the United States annually. If all those cans were recycled, that would be enough steel to make 160,000 cars.

Aerosols do not contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), and have not for 20 years.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., recommends that all aerosols - including pesticide containers - be recycled once they are empty.

The aerosol can, when empty, is just like any other empty steel can.

Source: The Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association Washington, D.C.