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Acquisitions

  • Waste Management Inc. (WMI), Houston, says it plans to purchase some Allied Waste, Scottsdale, Ariz., hauling, collection, transfer and landfill assets in five states. The operations represent approximately $125 million in annual revenue.

  • Volvo Construction Equipment, Asheville, N.C., has acquired Volvo Equipment Distribution businesses from the company's largest North American Dealer, L.B. Smith, Mechanicsburg, Pa. The new company headquarters will be in Charlotte, N.C.

  • The Storsack Group, Houston., has acquired Mulox North America, Macon and Baxley, Ga. The Storsack U.S. operation will continue to operate as Ecotainer Inc.

  • Smith System, Arlington, Texas, has been acquired by David M. Boucher and McFadden Brothers, a New York-based investment firm. Smith System provides professional driver training.

  • Agreements

  • Waukesha Engine, Waukesha, Wis., has signed an agreement with Triveni Engineering, New Delhi, India, for distribution, service and commissioning of its natural gas-fueled engines in India's western and southern regions.

  • Announcements

  • Heil Environmental Industries has received a patent for the rolling pivot design of the lift mechanism on the company's new PowerLift commercial side loader.

  • Galbreath Inc., Winamac, Ind., has added Southern Truck Equipment to its nationwide dealer network. Southern Truck has locations in Tucson, Ariz., and Phoenix.

  • Dallas-based Construction Recycling and Waste Corp. has obtained an operating permit for a construction and demolition (C&D) landfill that should be open in within six to nine months.

  • American Pulverizor Co., St. Louis, has installed a hammermill at J. Trockman and Sons, Evansville, Ind.
  • Bergen County Utilities Authority, Little Ferry, N.J., has reinstated its Municipal Recycling Assistance Program (MRAP) after a two-year hiatus.

  • Gersham, Brickner and Bratton Inc. (GBB), Fairfax, Va., has developed new solid waste collection routes for the city of Edmond, Okla., to increase collection efficiency and to accommodate the opening of a new transfer station.

  • Wayne Engineering Corp., Cedar Falls, Iowa, is launching a tour, called “Bringing the Show to You,” to exhibit three new products for dealers and customers.

  • Call for Papers

  • The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus, is requesting proposals for a state litter study that will be conducted during fall 2003 and spring 2004. For details, contact Jan Voelker, technical and program assistance unit manager. Phone: (614) 265-6368.

  • Corrections

  • In “Cali Cities Race to Recycle Finish Line” [April 2003, pgs. 10-12], Waste Age did not make it clear that the California cities penalized for not reaching high recycling returns were from the California Integrated Waste Management Board's 1998 biennial review of jurisdictions' 1995 diversion rates. The article focused on 2000 diversion rates, so the penalties mentioned did not apply. None of the jurisdictions were fined for failing to meet the 1995 mandated 25 percent rate, but instead were fined for failing to submit the required documentation. All jurisdictions have paid their fines.

  • In “Waste in the States” [April 2003, page 93], Waste Age incorrectly identified Green Seal Environmental Inc. of Sandwich, Mass., as Green Seal of Washington, D.C. The two are separate companies. Green Seal Environmental Inc. is a for-profit consulting firm.

  • In “Field of Dreams,” [May 2003, page 4], Waste Age incorrectly stated that Mississippi's Pine Belt Solid Waste Management Authority (PBSWMA) ordinance, which required all waste collected within its boundaries to go to its own facilities, was declared unenforceable by a state district court. A federal district court said the rule was unenforceable. Waste Age regrets the errors.

  • Fiscal

  • Jefferson Smurfit Corp. an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Chicago, has agreed to sell $300 million of 7.5 percent senior notes due 2013.