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Sponsors line up for 2005 annual meeting.

* Companies have stepped forward to be sponsors of the Annual Meeting of the Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA).

Following are committed sponsors of the Annual Meeting, which takes place March 16 at the Treasure Island resort in Las Vegas:

* Zanker Road Landfill, San Jose, Calif.;

* SSI Shredding Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore.;

* Erin Systems, Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada;

* General Kinematics, Crystal, Ill.;

* Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine, Cleveland; and

* LaSalle Bank, Chicago.

According to CMRA Executive Director William Turley, several more companies will be signing on shortly to show their support for the CMRA and for the C&D recycling industry.

The meeting will be co-located with ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The CMRA meeting will be at the Treasure Island resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The program for the event has been tentatively established as follows:
EVENT SCHEDULE * Tues. March 16

7:30-8:30am Full breakfast in Treasure Island Ballroom
8:15-8:30 Introductory Remarks: William Turley, executive director,
8:30-9:30 Advocacy Training for C&D Recyclers: Stephanie Vance,
 AdVanced Consulting. This Washington insider will show
 how to advocate for a C&D company's needs to government
 officials, from the local zoning or health board all the
 way to the U.S. Congress, and everyone in between.
9:30-9:45 Coffee break in meeting room
9:45-10:20 C&D Fines Best Management Practices Guide: Greg Wirsen,
 Green Seal Environmental. The CMRA worked with several
 industry stakeholders in developing a guide for the safe,
 proper, and economically feasible use of the fines
 created by processing C&D materials.
10:20-10:40 FHWA's Study on Barriers to State DOTs' Use of Recycled
 Concrete in Highway Projects: Charles Luedders, Federal
 Highway Administration. A short overview of the FHWA and
 a look at some state DOTs' practices regarding using
 recycled concrete on state road jobs.
10:40-11:30 CMRA Annual Membership Meeting: Learn how the CMRA has
 been working to promote and serve the C&D recycling
5:30-7:30pm Reception in Treasure Island's Kahunaville. Come meet and
 mix with C&D industry professionals from across North

The registration brochure for the meeting is available on the CMRA Web site at For more information about the CMRA Annual Meeting, contact the CMRA at (630) 585-7530 or at
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Title Annotation:CMRA News
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Date:Jan 1, 2005
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