Earth Day Wrap Up

2nd Annual Saline County Family Safety & Preparedness Expo

Benton, AR – If you are located in the Saline County AR area, come out and see us at the Benton Event Center for the 2nd Annual Saline County Family Safety & Preparedness Expo.  It is tonight, September 18, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  Over 50 companies from across Central Arkansas are expected to attend and host tables.  This gives the families in our community to walk through the exhibit area and get information regarding Public Safety, Health and Preparedness.  There will be safety demonstrations, preparedness activities for the children, free hot dogs and popcorn.  There will also be a raffle to win some items donated by the companies exhibiting.

We will be there along with our King Vac Truck.  Come out and see us.

Meet Sergeant Rineco

Benton, AR – Earlier this year, managers from our facility approached the Saline County Sheriff’s Office to inquire how we could make a donation.  Within a few weeks, we were able to present a check to Sheriff Rodney Wright for the purchase and training of a new K-9 dog, Sergeant Rineco.

In May 2018, K-9 handler Corporal Logan Knight and his partner “Rineco” graduated from the Little Rock K-9 Academy.  Sergeant Rineco has been trained and is certified in narcotic detection, tracking, building searches and bite-work apprehension.

Since Sergeant Rineco’s graduation, our employees in Benton have been raising money through a raffle.  Raffle tickets were sold at one dollar each and the winner was given authority to pour a 5 gallon bucket of ice water on the head of a supervisor of their choosing.  We were able to raise $1,000 and this morning, presented Sheriff Wright with a check in that amount.

The money will be specifically used to buy a light-weight level III protective vest which Sergeant Rineco can wear throughout his tour of duty.  The remainder of the money will be used to purchase K-9 training aids.

Heritage Thermal Services assists local school with disposal of laboratory chemicals

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – For the third consecutive year, Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) field services technicians removed used chemicals from the chemistry laboratory at Wellsville High School. The pair identified, sorted and packed the chemical discards before transporting them to the incineration facility for proper disposal.

HTS has provided this important environmental service to Wellsville and two other neighboring school districts free of charge. This work, known as a lab pack, removes a potential risk to students and staff, and helps the district stay in compliance with environmental regulations.

Heritage Thermal Services announces environmental grant program for 2018

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) is pleased to announce that applications for environmental grants are now available. Schools and non-profit groups within a 15-mile radius of the facility are welcome to apply.

Grants in amounts ranging from $100 to as much as $1000 are available for projects that demonstrate a benefit for the local environment. A total of $6,500 is available for 2018.

Applications may be downloaded from this link, 2018 Environmental Grant Application, or by calling 330.386.2194. March 30 is the deadline to apply. Grants will be awarded during the 2018 citySweep collection of household hazardous waste at HTS on April 21.

Since the company first distributed grants for environmental projects in 1998, schools and community groups have received a total of $87,250. In 2017, 12 organizations received grants ranging from $250 to $750.

2017 Wreaths Across America

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Heritage just completed the 2017 Wreaths Across America.  We honor all veterans who have served our country, including those we employ.  By participating in Wreaths Across America (#WWA2017), we can especially pay respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.   We are proud to honor a past employee, Dan Phillips, who was a Project Manager in Lemont, Illinois and is currently laid to rest in Abraham National Cemetery.  We also honored our employee’s relatives including: the grandfather of Nicole Reinsma, the father of David Hughes, the uncles of Tom Weaver and the father of Greg Cockream.

2017 Wreaths Across America Event Details

Heritage had four different trucks picking up wreaths in Maine and Missouri and delivering to National Cemeteries in Arizona and Illinois.  Our first truck left from Indianapolis, Indiana to Columbia Falls, Maine on December 6th with the rest that left on December 11th for St. Louis, Missouri.  Employee volunteers laid wreaths in Illinois and Arizona on Saturday, December 16th, 2017.

We started a tradition three years ago of imprinting trailers with full images that help to share the Heritage Vision and values.  Our 2015 truck wrap depicts our environmentally friendly nature and boasts that “Every Day is Earth Day” (#HeritageEarthDayTrk1).  The 2016 truck is dedicated to our value that “Integrity Matters” and shows our patriotism with the US flag superimposed on the mountains (#HeritageIntegrityTrk2).  In 2017, our newest image is all about safety and service.  It depicts the Scituate Lighthouse on the east coast and almost directly across the country on the west coast, the North Head Lighthouse in Washington (#HeritageSafetyTrk3).  While Heritage has operated facilities in California for many years, we just opened a new Service Center in Seattle, WA last month.  Watch our social media for a photo shoot in WA.  The fourth truck that rounded out our activities this year is from our recent acquisition out of Benton, Arkansas (#HeritageRinecoTrk4).  Each of the four trucks were followed individually on social media using the hashtags above to that all of our employees could participate in each step of the journey.

The four trucks, driven by our veteran drivers, completed 6,750 miles, combined.

We are excited to continue participating in Wreaths Across America for many years to come.

Enjoy our YouTube video with photos and video from our journey.

Significant donation to Harmony Grove School

BENTON, Arkansas – This morning, Heritage presented Harmony Grove School District with a significant donation. Ernie Walker and Jackie Morehead delivered the check to Harmony Grove’s Superintendent, Heath Bennett. The donation will be used for improvements that they need for the school.

We value our continued relationship with the school and the ability to contribute when needed.

Boys and Girls Club of Saline County Donation

BENTON, Arkansas – Today, Heritage made a significant donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Saline County. The club is considered a second home to over 600 children each day. They provide a place for the kids to eat a hot meal, complete their homework, enjoy arts and crafts, learn important life skills and most importantly, they have fun. Heritage is proud to contribute to the Boys and Girls Club of Saline County’s relentless pursuit to meet the needs of vulnerable kids in our community.

Benton Arkansas Coats for Students

BENTON, Arkansas – For many years, Rineco has helped to provide coats for the students of Harmony Grove School District. This year was no different, our donation purchased over 110 coats for the students.

Through our strong relationship with the school counselors and faculty, we are notified when they are in need throughout the year.

Heritage is committed to help support our local communities and make a positive impact.

Saline County 2017 Family Safety & Emergency Preparedness Expo

BENTON, Arkansas – Heritage will be at the exhibiting at the Saline County 2017 Family Safety & Emergency Preparedness Expo tonight, September 14th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. This is a great event to meet and interact with our local Safety and Emergency Responders in Saline County, Arkansas. There will be door prizes given periodically and each vendor will have goodies free to anyone that attends. We will have one of our King Vac Trucks displayed in the parking lot of the Event Center. There will be free hot dogs and kettle corn for everyone. We would love to see you there and tell you about Heritage’s capabilities in the case of an emergency.

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