Working in natural resources is many things, but it is not 9 to 5 – and it comes with its own risks and rewards.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the largest member-based solid waste association in the world, has been leading the industry for over six decades. From technical conferences and publications to certifications and technical training courses, it offers a variety of support to members throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Abe’s Trash Service launched back in 1955 during a Nebraska dry spell that caused the corn to die in the field. With his crops failing, Omaha farmer Abe Christensen desperately needed an income. “It was very dry and he was out of money,” remembers Abe’s son and current owner John Christensen. “That’s why he started picking up trash.”
When Filco Carting Corp. was launched in 1910, the company’s assets consisted of a horse and wagon used to haul rubbish from Manhattan’s garment district. Today, family-owned Filco is one of New York City’s most prominent waste removal companies, with a fleet of modern trucks.
Canadian battery producer Surrette Battery Company Ltd. is a deep cycle battery producer based in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. It was originally located in Salem, Massachusetts but relocated to Springhill, NS in 1959 and has been in operation since then as a third-generation family run business.
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) is on a mission to decarbonize electricity generation in Canada while doubling output. By ‘decarbonize,’ CanREA means avoiding energy sources that produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—a leading cause of climate change—and focusing instead on affordable, abundant, untapped wind and solar energy.
While many businesses declare they’re making a difference in the world, few can claim that statement as truth. At miEnergy’s, a dedication to helping society transition to solar and geothermal energy has been the company’s true passion for the past 20 years.
Much like Atlas carrying the ancient Greek world on his celestial shoulders, material handling machinery tends to be one of the unsung heroes moving and carrying the supplies that sustain the world as we know it across warehouses around the planet 24/7/365. Superior Fabrication Company in Kincheloe, Michigan is a North American engineering and fabrication leader in the heavy metal mast and sub-assembly, hydraulic fracking pump, and industrial equipment fabrication.
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