January 16, 1998 |
MotorVac Technologies Inc. named Daniel P. Whelan and Grant Ferrier directors, increasing board membership to eight from seven. MotorVac said Whelan replaces John I. Leahy, who resigned earlier this year. Whelan is president and chief executive of Evergreen Holdings, the parent company of Evergreen Oil Inc., a waste lubricant oil re-refining service provider. Ferrier is president of EBI, a research, consulting and publishing company for the environmental industry.
October 21, 1997 |
Halliburton Co. will sell its environmental services unit to Tetra Tech Inc. for $32 million in cash, the two companies said. Halliburton's environmental business involves consulting, engineering and design services. Customers of the Dallas-based company include industrial clients as well as federal, state and local governments, primarily in the U.S.
August 14, 1997 |
For decades, Missouri's charcoal industry has produced 80% of the nation's barbecue fuel in a crude process as old as the log cabin, cooking up the blackened wood in giant kilns that billow forth columns of black, acrid smoke. Now, Missouri charcoal makers have finally been tugged into the 20th century--agreeing, in a deal reached with state and federal regulators, to end one of the most visible examples of open-country air pollution.
April 22, 1996 |
Koll, the Newport Beach real estate firm, has formed a joint venture with ENSR, an environmental services firm, to clean up and sell contaminated real estate properties. The new venture, Koll ENSR Environmental Realty Advisors, will be a one-stop shop that provides the capital and expertise for investors, financial services companies and corporations that need help in cleaning up and selling hazardous-waste sites.
March 24, 1996 |
Of all the disappointments of the 1990s for investors and for believers in the cause, the failure of environmental industry to live up to expectations has to rank pretty high. Cleanup jobs have been fewer than anticipated. The U.A. Environmental Protection Agency will see its budget cut by roughly 15% this year--and be thankful that political reaction saved it from a 33% cut. Small environmental companies have struggled and many are now selling out.
April 18, 1995 |
The White House on Monday released its plan to work with the private sector to promote environmental technologies, which it said will create high-wage jobs and cut the costs of cleaning up pollution. "We are committed to promoting a new generation of innovative environmental technologies that will give us a healthier environment, a greater market share for U.S. companies and more jobs for American workers," Vice President Al Gore said.