• KBF Pollution Management Inc., Paterson, N.J., has acquired Vulcan Waste Systems Inc., Long Island City, N.Y.

  • Waste Pro USA Inc., Longwood, Fla., has acquired American Disposal Inc., St. Augustine, Fla., which will come with a permit to build and operate a materials recovery facility (MRF) and transfer station in St. Johns County, Fla. The company also has acquired the hauling operations from Browning Ferris Industries (Allied Waste Industries), Scottsdale, Ariz., for Athens, Ga.


  • Trinity Consultants, Dallas, has signed an agreement with the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Pittsburgh, to provide discounts on products and environmental training courses to A&WMA members.

  • Eaton Corp., Kalamazoo, Mich., has signed a five-year agreement with AutoXray Inc., Tempe, Ariz., to provide a line of diagnostic tools and services for commercial vehicles.

  • International Truck and Engine Corp., Warrenville, Ill., has made an agreement with Fontaine International, Birmingham, Ala., to be the exclusive supplier of factory-installed fifth wheels for heavy-, severe- and medium-duty tractors.

  • Onyx Waste Services of Florida, Sarasota, has been awarded the Solid Waste Stream Disposal Options Contract for Ocala, Fla., scheduled to begin Oct. 1, 2003. The company also has been awarded a five-year, collection-and-recycling contract from Palm Beach County. The contract is valued at approximately $26 million. Onyx will begin serving Palm Beach customers in October.

  • SBC Communications, San Antonio, Texas, has signed a one-year extension of its agreement allowing Minorplanet Systems USA Inc., Richardson, Texas, to provide mobile location and communication services to SBC's service vehicle fleet.

  • Tri-State Transfer Industries, Grosvenor-Dale, Conn., has signed an investment banking agreement with George K. Baum & Co., Kansas City, Mo., to assist in issuing up to $20 million in taxable or nontaxable debt securities to finance a municipal solid waste and construction and demolition (C&D) transfer station and recycling facility.

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., have signed an agreement to expand operations of their joint venture, Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd. (SCM), Tokyo.

  • Universal Engineering, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has entered into an agreement with Delwood Equipment Co., Charleston, W.Va., allowing Delwood to sell Universal parts and industrial systems for the aggregates, mining and recycling industry in West Virginia.


  • Waste Management Inc., Houston, has added Electronicycle Inc., Gardner, Mass., to the Recycle America Alliance. The company will provide electronics recycling.

  • Advanced Disposal Services, Jacksonville, Fla., received a $52 million private equity investment from PNC Equity Partners, New York Life Capital Partners, BB&T Capital Partners and Rock Creek Partners. The company also expanded its credit facility to $35 million.

  • Oakleaf Waste Management is being included in INC magazine's INC 500 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

  • Stericycle Inc., Lake Forest, Ill., is installing a medical waste treatment facility in Hokkaido, Japan.

  • Safety Vision, Houston, has celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

  • Heil Environmental Industries, Chattanooga, Tenn., has invested in 3-D robot animation/simulation software.

  • Mack Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, has delivered the first vision Day Cab model sold in Canada to an owner-operator based in Winnipeg.

  • Peterbilt, Denton, Texas, has extended its merchandise line to include Movado watches and Waterman pens.

  • Volvo Construction Equipment North America Inc., Asheville, N.C., has appointed Champion Road Machinery Sales, Brampton, Ontario, its authorized compact construction equipment dealer in Ontario.

  • Weiner Iron and Metal, Pottsville, Pa., has purchased a Ram II baler from American Baler Co., Bellevue, Ohio.

  • Ari-Hetra, Fairfax, Va., is now offering heavy-duty tire changers, wheel balancers and floor jacks in addition to its lifting and exhaust systems.

  • Atlantic Waste Disposal, Waverley, Va., has added Volvo A 35D articulated haulers to its fleet.

  • Waukesha Engine, Waukesha, Wis., has added the Extender package, consisting of internal enhancements, to its VGF engine line.

  • Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash., has earned the ISO 9001:2000 certification for the design, manufacture and assembly of its heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks.

  • Waste Industries Inc., Raleigh, N.C., has retrofitted its fleet with BrakeSentry, Asheville, N.C., visual brake stroke indicators.

  • Hustler Conveyor Co., St. Charles, Mo., has installed a paper processing system for Upper Valley Disposal Service, St. Helena, Calif., to process up to 10 tons of fiber and commingled containers per hour.

  • ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., has established a membership category for college students, including graduate school.

  • Abbott Enterprises, Pine Bluff Ark., has upgraded its Cable X system to operate on older vehicles with screw-on cables. The system also works with snap-on cables.

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  • Amerimulch, Independence, Ohio, opened a facility in Carson City, Nev., that serves the colored-mulch market in the West.