UPDATES

Acquisitions

  • Waste Industries USA Inc., Raleigh, N.C., has acquired Patriot Waste Systems, Greensboro, N.C.

  • Stericycle Inc., Lake Forest, Ill., has completed the acquisition of Scherer Healthcare Inc., Atlanta.

  • Mid-America Recycling, Des Moines, Iowa, has purchased American Paper Corp., Minneapolis.

  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Chicago, will acquire Smurfit MBI, Mississauga, Ontario.

  • Terralink Software Systems Inc., Portland, Maine, has acquired Analine Technologies, Boston, a Web-based hazardous waste software company.

  • Announcements

  • Harris Waste Management Group, Peachtree City, Ga., has sold a HS6090 top and bottom discharge shredder to Midwest Scrap Management, St. Joseph, Mo.

  • Bulk Handling Systems, Inc., Eugene, Ore., has recently manufactured and installed two single-stream processing facilities on the West Coast.

  • Dana Corp., Kalamazoo, Mich., has earned ISO 14001 environmental certification for all of its United States and Mexican locations.

  • Heil Environmental Industries, Chattanooga, Tenn., has received a patent for the proprietary dual track design of its PowerTrak commercial rear loader tailgate.

  • SCS Engineers has opened an office in Portland, Ore.

  • Choice Waste Systems Holdings Inc., Indian River County, Fla., will go public in 2003.

  • The Peterbilt, Denton, Texas, Model 320 is now available with a Cummins, Columbus, Ind., ISL engine.

  • Call for Papers, Proposals

  • Papers are being accepted for the Third International Methane & Nitrous Oxide Mitigation Conference. Papers should be e-mailed to Clark Talkington of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: [email protected].

  • The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), Dalton, Ga., is offering $50,000 grants to keep carpets out of landfills. For details, visit www.carpetrecovery.com.

  • The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Charlotte, N.C., has issued a request for proposals that will increase collection of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles. For more information, visit www.napcor.com.