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2016 EH&S FORUM
Feb. 17, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
2016 WINTER MEETING
Feb. 17-19, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
2016 MID-YEAR MEETING
June 27-29, 2016
Hyatt Regency Boston
2016 CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
Nov. 9-12, 2016
The Fairmont Orchid
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
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NORA Conference Attracts Over 450 Attendees: Photos, Presentations and Conference Book Available
The 2015 NORA Conference & Trade Show attracted 450+ attendees in Orlando, Florida. As a service to members, the following items are available in the members-only section of the website:
- Photos from the Conference & Trade Show
- All the PowerPoints from the presenters, including Dr. Loren Scott’s forecast for the 2016 oil market.
- The 100 page Conference Book full of information about the event, including attendees.
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NORA Member Vertex Energy Promotes John Strickland to
Chief Operating Officer
NORA Member Vertex Energy, Inc. recently announced that it is promoting John Strickland, its long-time Manager of Supply, to be its Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. He will succeed David Peel, who will retire at the end of the year. Strickland, who is also a NORA Board Member, joined Vertex in late 2007 and has over 30 years of experience building relationships and developing companies in the recycling of used oils and fuel blending.
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2016 NORA Winter and EH&S Forum to feature CEO Roundtable
The 2016 NORA Winter Meeting to be held February 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas, will attract nearly 200 attendees. In addition to networking and committee sessions (open to all members), the event will feature a lunch session titled CEO Roundtable. Utilizing their macro-perspective, CEO's from the largest member companies are being invited to address the group and engage in open discussion about the current state and future of the liquid recycling industry.
Immediately preceding the winter meeting, the 3rd Annual NORA EH&S Forum will be held on February 17th in San Antonio. Over 60 industry EH&S professionals will gather to interact and hear presentations related to the unique EH&S needs of companies that responsibly recycle used oil an related materials.
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Bergstrom elected NORA President; 6 Members elected to the Board
Chris Bergstrom of NOCO Energy Corp has been elected President of NORA and received the gavel from outgoing President Bill Hinton of Valicor Environmental Services, LLC at the Orlando Conference earlier this month.
In addition, the following individuals were elected to the NORA Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term:
- Dan Cowart (re-elected), Aaron Oil Company Inc
- Curtis Ellis, InTerraChem, LLC
- Leon Glenn, Texpar Energy, LLC
- Steve Lewis, Safety-Kleen, a Clean Harbors Company
- Carrie Reese, Intergulf Corp.
- Gary Risse, P.E., Trihydro Corporation
NORA Member Clean Harbors Launches Kleen Performance Products
NORA Member Clean Harbors, Inc. recently announced the formation of Kleen Performance Products, a new business unit dedicated to the research, development, sales and distribution of high-quality engine oils, lubricants and other automotive and industrial products.
According to Clean Harbors, the new business unit will build on the Company’s 30-year record of innovation in oil refining processes and leadership position in the North American market for renewable oils and lubricants. Kleen Performance Products will offer a portfolio of products, including Safety-Kleen’s current EcoPower® branded lubricants and base oil produced with re-refined oil, and the Performance Plus line of full synthetic, synthetic blend and other finished lubricants. “The formation of Kleen Performance Products will enable Clean Harbors to capitalize on untapped growth opportunities in an expanding market and dedicate more resources to product development, sales and customer service,” said Alan S. McKim, chairman and chief executive officer of Clean Harbors. “We are well-positioned for long-term growth, with demand for superior lubricants being driven by the modernization of industrial machinery, the resurgence of manufacturing and the next generation of more fuel efficient cars and trucks."
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NORA Provides Responses to Questions from the Asphalt Institute about Vacuum Tower Asphalt Extender (VTAE)
As part of NORA's ongoing effort to halt and reverse bans on the use of VTAE (also know as "asphalt flux" or "recycled engine oil bottoms"), NORA provided detailed answers to the Asphalt Institute about their questions related to VTAE, its functions and properties.
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Welcome NORA's Newest Members!
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Ironshore Environmental (Chicago, Illinois)
TCI Services (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
A-Line TDS (Tonkawa, Oklahoma)
SpillTech (Mobile, Alabama)
Safe & Clean Oil Recycle Sdn Bhd (Labuan, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia)
Boerger, LLC (Chanhassen, Minnesota)
C & D Oil Services of Waseca (Waseca, Minnesota)
Enviro-Cool, LLC (Norcross, Georgia)
Justin Davis Logistics (Madison, Florida)
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Classic Used Oil Generator: 1963 Ford Falcon Deluxe Station Wagon
Read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators.
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