Category Archives: Association News and Events

USCC’s Model Compost Rules Template (MCRT) 2.0 released

USCC’s Model Compost Rules Template (MCRT) 2.0 released

RALEIGH, NC – The US Composting Council is pleased to announce today the release of the Model Compost Rules Template 2.0. This well-vetted document is an important resource in building composting infrastructure, providing states with solid guidelines to incorporate as they update and renew their composting permitting rules and regulations. This along with the recent launch of […]

CDRA announces incoming executive director

CDRA announces incoming executive director

CHICAGO, IL – Waste industry veteran Rebecca Caldwell will replace long-time Executive Director William Turley on July 1, 2022, as he relinquishes full-time duties as the head of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, which he founded 28 years ago.

Public & private sectors expand safety services with launch of new Roadway Work Zone Clearing House website

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have worked together for the past 10 months to significantly expand services aimed at improving roadway work zone safety in preparation for the additional project sites to come as recently-enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding flows to […]

Controlling erosion in challenging situations

Controlling erosion in challenging situations

by Rich McLaughlin, Ph.D. In some areas, preventing erosion is a relative “walk in the park” involving simple soil amendments, seeding and placing a temporary cover until the vegetation is established. For many other areas, this approach is not likely to succeed due to steep slopes, poor soil conditions and climate. A couple of recent […]

April IECA webinar – Sediment Basin Design Theory and Get Flocced

April IECA webinar – Sediment Basin Design Theory and Get Flocced

Join us for this two part series looking at the theory of sediment basin design and the coagulation and flocculation process relating to the treatment of dirty water. This is a mini online version of the popular IECA Australasia Chapter “Get Flocced” workshops.

Equipment Finance Industry confidence eases in February

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence […]

CDRA announces 2022 awards recipients

CHICAGO, IlL – The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) is proud to recognize excellence in the C&D industry with the announcement of its 2022 awards recipients: Dan Costello from Costello Dismantling Company, Inc. in West Wareham, MA, will be inducted into the C&D Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honor, at C&D World 2022. […]

DC area composting company, innovative California composting site among USCC Awards

DC area composting company, innovative California composting site among USCC Awards

RALEIGH, NC – The US Composting Council recognized a DC area composting company, an upstate New York municipality and a passionate compost policy advocate at its prestigious annual awards program, a highlight of COMPOST2022, the USCC’s annual conference in Austin, TX. 

The ARA Foundation to award $128,500 in scholarships

MOLINE, IL — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation awards numerous scholarships in effort to attract talent to the equipment and event rental industry. For the 2022-2023 academic year, $128,500 will be available to students seeking higher education through trade schools, universities, and community colleges. In total, 66 individual scholarships are available with […]

CDRA expands member services with new Gypsum Recycling Committee

Chicago, IL – A new Gypsum Recycling Committee has been formed by the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) to help those involved in the industry grow the recovery rate for the commonly found material. Post-consumer gypsum, largely derived from waste drywall, has been difficult to recover from the construction and demolition material stream. Over […]

MEMIC lauds Kennebec Lumber Company with 2021 Award for Injury Management

PORTLAND, MAINE – The MEMIC Group, workers’ compensation insurance specialists, has named Kennebec Lumber Company, of Solon, Maine, one of four winners of The MEMIC Award for Excellence in Injury Management for 2021.   Nominated by MEMIC claims staff, Kennebec Lumber Company was considered the best among more than 20,000 policyholders insured by MEMIC when […]

Fulfill your education needs now

Do you have all your continuing education for the year? If not, visit the IECA eHub! IECA offers more than 100 courses in the IECA eHub. With courses available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can log on when and where you want! Take the time to get up-to-date on IECA Design Standards. […]

Sixth Circuit dissolves stay allowing OSHA to move forward with implementation and enforcement of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

From AGC of America: On Friday, Dec. 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This decision allows OSHA to proceed with implementation and enforcement of the rule issued on November 5, 2021. AGC is a party to […]

Inaugural ASCC/TCA Safety Summit held

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, held their inaugural ASCC/TCA Safety Summit in Houston, TX, on November 12. The event brought together those responsible for safety in their companies for a day of information exchange. Safety professionals from ASCC and TCA members […]

US Composting Council redesigns advocacy web pages with new tools & organization

RALEIGH, NC – The US Composting Council unveiled a new suite of web pages that provides more user tools for members and composting advocates and organizes top composting issues for easier navigation. “This in part fulfills one of the Council’s major Strategic Plan goals” said Frank Franciosi-Executive Director.

Save the date: C&D World

March 13-15, 2022 | Atlanta, GA   CHICAGO, IL  – C&D World 2022, the gathering place for the C&D industry, will take place March 13-15 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, located in the heart of midtown. This annual meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) will feature cutting-edge and innovative sessions that help […]

John Somers named AEM Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector

MILWAUKEE  – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced it has named John Somers as its vice president, Construction & Utility Sector, effective immediately. Somers replaces Megan Tanel, who will succeed Dennis Slater as AEM President effective January 1, 2022. Somers will be responsible for the strategic direction of construction and utility programs and services […]

ARA forecast continues to call for significant increases in revenue and investment

MOLINE, IL— The outlook for equipment rental revenue, comprised of the construction/industrial and general tool segments, remains positive for 2021 and beyond. The updated third quarter forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA) today at The ARA Show™ 2021 in Las Vegas, shows equipment rental revenue to exceed $47.6 billion in 2021, a 3 […]

New webinar series: Get Erosion and Sediment Control to Work for You: Saving Time and Money While Protecting the Environment

Attend the new October webinar series Get Erosion and Sediment Control to Work for You: Saving Time and Money While Protecting the Environment. First take a step back to the basics of erosion control with a look at the importance of controlling erosion on site. Then dive into the importance of planning and investing in […]

Join peers February 15 – 18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Registration is Open! We can’t wait to bring everyone safely together again to learn and connect at the IECA Annual Conference and Expo  in Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 15-18, 2022. With over 100 preconference and education sessions, we’ll provide training on solutions to industry problems, feature leading research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory field tour, […]

2021 IECA Northeast Regional Conference

The IECA Northeast Chapter cordially invites you to join us Nov. 2-4 at our 2021 Regional Conference 2021. We will be meeting in historic and beautiful Plymouth, Massachusetts. The conference will be held at the incredible Hotel 1620 in the Plymouth Waterfront District. We are excited to once again meet in person to network, enjoy […]

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

July New Business Volume Up 9 Percent Year-over-year, Down 5 Percent Month-to-month, and Up Nearly 9 Percent Year-to-date WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business […]

China Non-Road Stage IV Emissions Regulations: What manufacturers need to know

China Non-Road Stage IV Emissions Regulations: What manufacturers need to know

The full implications of China’s Non-Road Stage IV (NR IV) Off-Road Emissions Regulations are just now beginning to come into focus as manufacturers begin to understand the their requirements. And while they are widely – and rightly – perceived as engines emissions requirements, machine manufacturers need to possess a strong understanding of China’s NR IV […]