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Stellar Industries Finalizes Sale Of Kiefer Manufacturing

Stellar Industries announced today the sale of the Kiefer line of horse, livestock and recreational trailers in Sneedville, Tenn. to local entrepreneurs David Greene Sr. and David Greene Jr. The father and son currently own and operate Greene’s Trailer & Equipment, and will take ownership of the Sneedville facility on December 31, 2015. The plant will reopen under the new ownership as Kiefer MFG. and Sales LLC.

“Kiefer Manufacturing was founded by forward-thinking leaders with strong ties to the community. With this sale, the operation will once again return to a local business and be led under the guidance of long-time entrepreneurs David Greene Sr. and David Greene Jr.,” said Dave Zrostlik, Stellar Industries president. “We are confident the Sneedville facility will be in good hands and look forward to a smooth transition.”

The facility in Sneedville has been producing Kiefer branded trailers for nearly 15 years, and will now also manufacture all of its product categories in the facility. The Sneedville plant has become known in the industry for its high quality workmanship, and the team is excited to build additional models to offer its loyal dealer and customer base throughout North America.

“We’ve appreciated working with Stellar Industries through the purchasing process,” said David Greene Jr. “We believe the Kiefer line of trailers has a lot of potential. We strive to focus our business on service, integrity and quality. We stand behind our products, and going forward we plan to be as effective as possible, and to provide a high quality product our customers and dealers can count on.” Greene Sr. and Greene Jr. hope to begin manufacturing high quality products at the start of the New Year. A majority of employees will be retained by the organization for a well-executed, seamless transition.

For more information on Kiefer MFG. and Sales LLC, please contact David Greene Jr. at (423) 300-8559 or grntrail@bellsouth.net.



Advanced Disposal Acquires FDS Disposal, LLC

Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of assets of FDS Disposal, LLC based in Lecanto, Fla. The acquisition includes a hauling facility, commercial and residential customers in Citrus County, Fla.

“This acquisition strengthens our existing Florida footprint and we look forward to providing FDS Disposal’s customers with continued environmentally sound, customer care-focused service,” said Charlie Gray, Advanced Disposal’s region vice president. “In addition, we are excited to welcome the FDS Disposal highly-trained staff to our Advanced Disposal family.”

About Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fifth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 17 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations. We welcome you to learn more at AdvancedDisposal.com or follow us on Facebook.

Street Smart Service™ by McNeilus Launches New Program to Keep Curotto-Can™ Automated Carry Cans Running for Less

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has introduced a comprehensive refurbishment program for your Curotto-Can™ branded automated carry cans through Street Smart Service™, that is designed to extend the lifespan of your refuse product.

The refurbishment program delivers new-equipment reliability at a far lower cost than purchasing new. In addition, it includes several options that meet or exceed OEM specifications, ranging from minor repair work to major refurbishments that improve the structure of the can.

“The challenge of maintaining refuse equipment requires capable partners with innovative solutions,” said Darryl Ash, McNeilus vice president of operations and aftermarket development. “We’re excited to have another program to help our customers in this effort, saving them money and reducing downtime.”

Along with the refurbishment program, McNeilus will offer a Curotto-Can automated carry can rental option that allows the customer to rent a replacement can while the refurbishment is being completed, virtually eliminating downtime.

“When issues arise and equipment needs to be on the job, customers deserve unrivaled service and our Street Smart Service brand can provide that, said Ash. “As more of our customers are looking for ways to extend the life of their equipment and cut costs, this program provides the perfect solution.”

Refurbishment services are available through all 28 service centers strategically located throughout North America. Street Smart Parts™ also carries a variety of replacement parts on hand. All technical support and part services are networked through an integrated call center available 24/7 at 888-686-7278.

To learn more about the Street Smart Service Curotto-Can automated carry can refurbishment program, contact your McNeilus representative or visit the McNeilus website at http://mcneiluscompanies.com/Parts/refuse-service.html

SWANA Launches Safety Matters Webpage

The Safety Matters webpage is an online resource portal that will serve as a central place for SWANA members and other industry professionals to access the latest in safety news, important safety materials and upcoming safety events.

Included on the webpage is information about each of SWANA’s new safety initiatives – including the Safety Ambassador program and Slow Down to Get Around decal distribution – and direct links to outside resources, such as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

Intelivert has signed on to be an official sponsor of the Safety Matters webpage. Intelivert develops, delivers and supports software-as-a-service, portal, media and mobile solutions for business. Among their business solutions is a Workforce Safety and Management System.

“Intelivert is very pleased to sponsor SWANA’s new safety webpage,” said Eric Aubrey, president and CEO of Intelivert. “We agree that reducing accidents and injuries in the solid waste industry needs to be a top priority, and applaud SWANA’s renewed focus on safety issues.”

The Safety Matters webpage is yet another example of SWANA’s growing focus on and commitment to safety. The webpage will continue to grow and expand in the coming months as additional safety initiatives and resources are added.

“There’s lots of work to be done to get the waste collection industry off the list of top 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S.,” said SWANA Executive Director and CEO David Biderman. “With our Safety Matters webpage, our goal is to provide the helpful and necessary resources to contribute to reducing accidents and injuries in the industry, in both the United States and Canada. Nothing we do is more important.”

Please visit www.SWANA.org/safety for more information.