Composting Municipal Green Waste at Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority

WH-MR-7-Composting Municipal004by Al Dorantes

Composted yard waste at Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA) begins with the residents of Oneida and Herkimer counties. It is from their homes and businesses that green waste ends up in the recycling center in Utica, NY, That is, once the waste has been collected by municipalities. Day in and day out, trucks enter OHSWA loaded with grass clippings, leaves, limbs and branches and some food waste as well to begin a composting process that has become a regional success story. Each year, OHSWA keeps thousands of tons of brush and yard waste out of local landfills by producing certified compost. [Read more…]

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA opens doors to new North American headquarters

Eight months after announcing plans to build a new, U.S. based corporate headquarters, KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA opened the doors to its expansive new facility in Katy, Texas. The company will service dealers and customers throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America from this location.

According to Pete Morita, president of KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA, “Our new building was constructed to support the rapid growth of KOBELCO excavators in North America. Everything from the design to the construction of the facility was seamless. From selection of the site location to move-in day, every partner, vendor and KOBELCO employee worked tirelessly to ensure that the project stayed on track. With an extremely aggressive timetable, we couldn’t be more pleased with the end result. Our new headquarters is symbolic of KOBELCO’s success, reinforces the company’s long term commitment to the marketplace and solidifies our worldwide position as The Excavator Authority.” [Read more…]