Updates

Alliance

  • Huesker Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has formed an alliance with Geocomp Inc., Shelby, N.C., to handle marketing and sales distribution for Geocomp's geocomposite structures.
  • Announcements

  • Autocar LLC, Union City, Ind., has announced that San Francisco-based Norcal Waste Systems has bought several 2003 Autocar Xpeditor trucks for its waste operations.

  • Pierce Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., has donated a specially built air and light support rescue vehicle to the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) as part of its support for the city, its firefighters and its rescue workers who provided services for the Sept. 11 attacks. Kenworth Truck Co., a division of Seattle-based Paccar Inc., has donated a four-door T-300 chassis for the truck.

  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington, D.C., has announced a partnership with Pepco Energy Services, a division of Potomac Electric Power Co., Washington, D.C., to purchase landfill methane gas and wind power for the agency's headquarter buildings in Washington, D.C., and suburban Germantown, Md., Pepco will supply 6 million kilowatt-hours annually, or 17 percent of the energy used by the two facilities.

  • ColorMatrix Corp., Cleveland, and CNC Containers Corp., Tumwater, Wash., have joined the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Charlotte, N.C.

  • Corrections

  • In “Seal of Approval” [May 2002, page 88], Waste Age incorrectly stated that Colorado Lining International, New Caney Texas, manufactures landfill liners. The company fabricates and installs products for landfill technologies such as alternative daily covers (ADCs). We regret the error.

  • In Updates [May 2002, page 24], Waste Age incorrectly stated that Braintree, Mass.-based Clean Harbors Inc. had purchased the chemical services division of Safety-Kleen Corp., Columbia, S.C. The companies have signed an agreement regarding the sale of the division, but other interested parties had until May 30, 2002, to submit a bid. We regret the error.

  • In Guides [May 2002, page 22], Waste Age incorrectly stated that the baler safety video from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) was free. The video is free only to ISRI members and is $150 for non-members. We regret the error.

  • Fiscal

  • Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. has reported first quarter 2002 sales and revenues of $4.41 billion, compared with sales and revenues of $4.81 billion for the same quarter last year.

  • Republic Services Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has reported first quarter 2002 revenue of $551.9 million, compared with revenue of $535.4 million for the same quarter last year. Net income was $54.9 million, compared with net income of $49.6 million for the same quarter last year.

  • Houston-based Waste Management Inc. has reported net income of $138 million for the first quarter of 2002, compared with net income of $124 million for the same quarter last year. The company had revenues of $2.61 billion, compared with revenues of $2.72 billion for the same quarter last year.

  • New Company Names

  • American Environmental Group Ltd. (AEGL), Richfield, Ohio, has announced its formation as an Ohio Limited Liability Company (LLC).

  • Columbia Geosystems Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has changed its name to GSE Lining Technology (Canada) Ltd.

  • New Facilities

  • Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp., Johnston, has opened a transfer station in the city. The 57,000-square-foot facility will be the interim destination for most of the state's waste to be buried in the Central Landfill.

  • Komatsu America Corp. (KAC), Vernon Hills, Ill., has opened a 63,000-square-foot training facility in Cartersville, Ga.

  • ABC Disposal Inc., New Bedford, Mass., has opened a 47,000-square-foot, $7.5-million recycling plant.