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A bill that would loosen restrictions on Utah scrap processing facilities has passed out of committee. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that amended SB171 has advanced out of the state’s Senate Business and Labor Committee in late-February. The bill would allow scrap processors and auto recyclers to leave oil filters in vehicles before shredding.
The bill was introduced by Sen. Scott Jenkins. It is backed by Western Metals Recycling (www.wmrecycling.com), a Nucor company. Western Metals Recycling has recently come under fire from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for leaving leaking oil filters in vehicles headed towards the shredder.
The company testified that no other state requires oil filters to be removed prior to shredding, and leaving them in the vehicle is actually safer.
The bill originally also addressed the authority of county health departments to inspect auto dismantlers and scrap processors, a controversial section that originally stalled the bill days before. That section was stripped.
The bill is now set for a vote in the Senate.
LKQ Corp., headquartered in Chicago, has named John Quinn as its executive vice president, chief financial officer, managing director and CEO of its European operations. Dominick Zarcone succeeds Quinn as executive vice president and CFO.
With the company seeing steady growth in its European operations over the past several years, LKQ said it reached out to Quinn to head the operations. The company cited Quinn’s extensive understanding of LKQ’s business, his financial acumen and his past experience working in the European markets as reasons for choosing him for the position.
Zarcone has been with the investment bank Robert W. Baird since 1995, most recently as its managing director and CFO. Zarcone also was the senior member of Baird’s team that lead-managed LKQ’s initial public offering in 2003. Since then Zarcone has maintained a close affiliation with LKQ and the industry, giving him a significant knowledge base for his new role, said Joseph Holsten, LKQ’s chairman.
“I am very pleased to announce these executive positions,” said Holsten. “This is a win-win for the company. John is an ideal candidate to manage our important European operations. Importantly, our global finance department, which John so effectively developed during his tenure as our CFO, will not miss a beat with Nick taking over the CFO duties.”
Robert Wagman, LKQ’s president and CEO, noted, “I believe that we have a very impressive management team to run our company. I look forward to continuing to work with John on our European operations and welcoming Nick as a key member of the LKQ team.”
Gallagher has been chosen to assist the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure a terminal cross-border facility on the west coast. Gallagher is a global leader in integrated access control, perimeter security, and intruder alarms This new development will use the FIPS 201-2 compliant Gallagher PIV Solution, implementing integrated access control with video surveillance through one management platform.
“This is a very unique installation for our team,” said Brandy Sloan, Federal Business Development Manager for Gallagher. “Our U.S. purpose built solution will see security span both federally-controlled and commercial facilities. Our PIV Solution enables the most secure and fastest form of authentication by employing a fully encrypted, end-to-end Physical Access Control System (PACS). This installation will give the approximate 2.4 million passengers it will serve security peace of mind and transport convenience.”
The PIV Solution's unique capabilities allow for PKI authentication and full certificate path validation at the door without the need for additional hardware modules, while also allowing for remote firmware updates to system devices over a high-speed RS-485 connection. This architecture also allows for a faster card read by eliminating the use of unsecure Wiegand communications protocol.
The Gallagher PIV Solution is listed on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) PACS Approved Products List (PACS APL) for single and dual factor authentication solutions for procurement by the federal government.
Our condolences go out to the Weaver family on the loss of Susan Weaver, wife of Bill Weaver. Susan died on March 5, at home, surrounded by family.
She was co-owner of All Metals Auto Recycling in Danville, Va. and worked in the auto recycling business for 26 years.
Bill and Susan owned Trade Street, Inc. in Danville, Va., before changing it to All Metals Auto Recycling. The Weavers also owned Weaver Industrial Equipment, a supplier of racking systems, also in Danville. The couple created an industry convention, IT (Auto Recyclers Reunion & Review), in 2000.
The funeral service was held on March 8, 2015. The family respectfully suggests donations may be made in memory of Susan to the Duke Cancer Institute, 710 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 or www.gifts.duke.edu/dci.
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