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Saving Soles (and Souls) Her Flock has Faith

 Interview: “So this is your office?” I ask. “I cleaned it up,” Fowler says. “Can you smell the Pledge?” I glance around a nearly empty room, just bookcases, a desk, a picture of Jesus. I ask, “Is your home like this, too?” “Yeah,” says Fowler, “except for the Pledge.”

Faith Fowler, 55, is not your typical pastor. She is funnier. […]

December 30th, 2014|ENVIRONMENTAL/DISPOSAL, RECYCLING|

Feature Story: The Goal of IR – Keep it Simple

When thinking about writing an article on how Frontier Communications liquidates surplus assets, it occurred to me that perhaps the most important thing I’ve learned over the years is how it shouldn’t be done. Let me explain...

November 20th, 2014|GENERAL IR ISSUES|

Taking the Lead Promoting Investment Recovery

Here’s a question I think you should honestly ask yourself: Are you effectively communicating the value of investment recovery within your organization?

One of the situations I’ve faced—and I’m sure you do too—is how to make IR so ingrained with the rest of the company’s mindset that we are never forgotten about or overlooked on […]

October 20th, 2014|PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE|

Toward a Circular Economy

Two years ago, we decided to embed circular-economy thinking in our strategic vision and mission, both as a competitive necessity and with the conviction that companies solving the problem of resource constraints will have an advantage. We believe that customers will increasingly consider natural resources in their buying decisions and will give preference to […]

October 20th, 2014|GENERAL IR ISSUES|

A Unique Recycling Program is Paving the Way in Colorado Springs

It’s not something that you’d think of initially (and there were a few “potty jokes” going around about it), but since 2012, Colorado Springs Utilities has been collecting old, broken or unwanted toilets and offering a rebate for a WaterSense toilet. It saves customers money on utilities bills by saving 6,900 gallons of water […]

August 25th, 2014|RECYCLING|

Metal Prices Outlook

FERROUS METALS Shredded steel prices rose by as much as $15 per gross ton in July while prices for other obsolete grades like No. 1 heavy melt were only up by $5 to $10 per ton. But the rebound was brief. By mid-month these prices had retreated to June levels and some dealers were […]

August 25th, 2014|METALS MANAGEMENT|

Chill Out! Disposing of Surplus Chillers

Chillers are refrigeration systems that remove heat from a fluid through a refrigeration cycle in an attempt to create and maintain the proper environment for laboratory and manufacturing processes. They are used throughout many different industries to cool process machinery and remove heat from processes according to product specifications. Chillers are available in a […]

August 25th, 2014|SURPLUS EQUIPMENT|

Largest Maritime Salvage Nears End

Costa Concordia, the 114,000-ton cruise ship that wrecked off the coast of Italy in January 2012, has safely arrived at the Port of Genoa Voltri, marking completion of the largest maritime salvage job in history. The huge cruise ship crashed on rocks off the island of Giglio, 19 kilometers off Italy’s western coast. The […]

August 25th, 2014|GENERAL IR ISSUES|

It all Comes Down to Relationships

As summer comes to an end, I hope you were able to take time out with your family, friends and for yourself. Time to relax and recharge away from work. Vacations are fun to plan, and although sometimes more stressful than planned for, they’re also your family’s lifetime memory-makers.

Heading to an offsite auction recently, […]

August 25th, 2014|PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE|

Environmental Audit Program

Salt River Project is the oldest multipurpose federal reclamation project in the United States, serving Arizona well before it became a state. In addition to providing electricity to a 2,900-square-mile service area, SRP is also a raw water supplier, managing a 13,000- square-mile watershed including reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals. Behind that all, […]

August 25th, 2014|ACCOUNTING/FINANCE, RECYCLING|