Supporting Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Hurricane Dorian was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall, hitting the Bahamas on September 1st as a category 5 storm with top winds of 185 mph. It lingered for several days before moving up the east coast, leaving 70,000 people homeless, 43 dead, and thousands of others without access to food, water, electricity or healthcare.

Courtesy of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has deployed four disaster response specialists to support communications, assessments, and planning in the Bahamas, in addition to volunteers and supplies, and has committed $2 million to support relief efforts. In the US, they have been coordinating the arrival and care for evacuees coming from the Bahamas.

As leading environmental experts in Emergency Response services, we understand the complex challenge of helping communities recover from disaster situations. Before clean-up efforts can begin, the immediate focus must be on safe shelter, food and clean water for the thousands impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  As a salute to the first responders, who marched bravely to the Bahamas and the mid-Atlantic states, Heritage donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help fund the most urgent needs of the communities effected by Hurricane Dorian.  Angie Martin, Vice President and Emergency Response Lead, said “Heritage is pleased to support the Red Cross during the Dorian response.  The Red Cross is always first on the scene and stays until the job is done.”

“I am deeply grateful for Heritage’s gift to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Dorian relief. Your passionate commitment will enable American Red Cross volunteers to stand with those and provide ongoing assistance as the survivors begin to face many challenges of recovery,” said Meg Ahlering, regional philanthropy officer for the Red Cross.

If you would like to support relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian, please visit redcross.org to donate.

About Heritage Environmental Services

Heritage Environmental Services is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. We provide a full suite of tailored solutions – from emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services to on-site support and technical solutions – to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries and verticals. Throughout our 50-year history, Heritage Environmental Services has prioritized the safety of our employees while pursuing our purpose of protecting human health and the environment.

Heritage Partners with Timmy Global Health on Water Purification Project in Guatemala

Timmy Global Health is an international NGO based in Indianapolis, IN with a mission to improve healthcare access to underserved populations at home and abroad.  They partner with healthcare clinics in 11 communities across four countries. When central Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego erupted in June 2018, two of these communities sustained serious damage.

As news of the eruption’s devastating impact was shared around the world, Heritage Environmental Services got in touch with Timmy to ask how we could help. An immediate need for clean water was identified. As leaders in wastewater treatment services, Heritage understands the fundamental role clean water plays in maintaining safe environments and healthy communities.

In partnership with Clean Water for the World, a Kalamazoo-based non-profit with a mission to provide simple, adaptable water purification systems to communities without access to potable water, Heritage funded a grant to install water purification systems in both Timmy communities impacted by the eruption. The grant mandated oversight of the water purification systems by local community boards made up of mothers, schoolteachers and others who would ensure equitable access.

Guatemalan women gets water from a newly installed water purification system
A resident of one of the Guatemalan communities, using a newly purified water tap.

“Heritage’s support to Timmy, and the communities they serve, demonstrates our commitment to health and wellness not just within our organization, but to communities near and far,” said Jeff Laborsky, CEO of Heritage Environmental Services.

“This partnership between Timmy, Heritage, and our local partner 32 Volcanos shows the power of creating international cross sector relationships.  After recently visiting Guatemala and seeing the impact of the system firsthand, it is clear that this system will provide clean water to the community for years to come,”  said Nick Reich, Executive Director of Timmy Global Health.

About Timmy Global Health

Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. To achieve this goal, Timmy sends medical service teams to support the work of international partner organizations, channels financial, medical, and human resources to community based health and development projects in the developing world, and empowers students to fundraise, advocate and serve in an effort to fight health disparities at home and abroad.

About Heritage Environmental Services

Heritage Environmental Services is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. Heritage provides a full suite of tailored solutions – from emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services to on-site support and technical solutions – to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries and verticals. Throughout its 50-year history, Heritage has prioritized the safety of its employees while pursuing its purpose of protecting human health and the environment.

Heritage Environmental Services Partners with Zinc Nacional to Build Waelz Kiln Facility in Midwest

Heritage and Zinc Nacional

The joint venture company will use state-of-the-art technology to provide an alternative outlet option to the steel industry for zinc reclamation

Indianapolis, August 14, 2018 – Heritage Environmental Services LLC and Zinc Nacional have decided to partner to build a state-of-the-art Waelz Kiln facility in the Midwestern United States.

The joint venture company, “Waelz Sustainable Products LLC” (WSP), will service the metals sector by providing a sustainable solution for the growing steel industry. Waelz Kiln technology is a proven process for reclaiming valuable Zinc Oxide from recycled steel dust, a byproduct of the electric arc furnaces operated in steel mills. Zinc Oxide is a widely used ingredient in numerous products such as metallic zinc, rubber, ceramics, lubricants, ointments and more.

“WSP combines the experience and know-how of Zinc Nacional as a pioneer in Waelz Kiln technology – a proven method for producing high-value zinc products – along with the environmental expertise, stewardship and innovation of Heritage Environmental Services,“ said Eduardo Alverde, CEO of Zinc Nacional.

Three states have been selected for siting the WSP plant and negotiations are in the final stages. It is projected that the facility will break ground in late 2018 and commissioned during the first half of 2020. WSP plans to hire up to 60 employees during the initial phase of production and an additional 30 employees after expansions are complete.

“We are thrilled to partner with Zinc Nacional to provide an alternative outlet to our steel customers in the midwestern U.S.,” said Jeff Laborsky, CEO of Heritage Environmental Services. “WSP uses a proven technology to solve an unmet market demand for more competition and we’re confident WSP will deliver with innovative technology and superior customer service while enhancing the partners’ continued commitment to sustainable development.”

Zinc Nacional is a privately-held, family-owned business based in Monterrey, Mexico with more than 60 years of experience in zinc compound production. Zinc Nacional operates Waelz Kiln technology in the U.S., Mexico, South Korea and Turkey.

Heritage Environmental Services is a privately-held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. Heritage Environmental Services provides a full suite of tailored solutions – from emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services to on-site support and technical solutions – to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries and verticals. Throughout its 48-year history, Heritage Environmental Services has prioritized the safety of its employees while pursuing its purpose of protecting human health and the environment.

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Zinc Nacional Contact:

Guillermo Septién
Zinc Nacional
Email: gseptien@gpromax.com
www.zincnacional.com

Heritage Environmental Services Contact:

Ali Alavi
Heritage Environmental Services
Email: aalavi@heritage-enviro.com
www.heritage-enviro.com

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