Heil Environmental Named as the Recipient of the Inaugural JSU EPIC Award


On May 1, 2015, Pete Conroy, Director, JSU EPIC, Field Schools and Little River Canyon Center, announced Heil Environmental as the recipient of the first EPIC Award. Heil was recognized for their excellence in sustainability and environmentally friendly manufacturing. An award ceremony Heil Environmental JSU EPIC Award was held on April 30, at Little River Canyon Center where EPIC was also hosting sustainability officers from colleges and universities around the state.

Heil, one of Fort Payne’s most admired companies, is the industry leader in mobile refuse collection vehicle design and specialized refuse body manufacturing. Heil is known for quality, durability, and innovation in the solid waste industry. They manufacture the widest variety of refuse collection bodies available in the industry, including front loaders, rear loaders, automated and manual side loaders, multi- compartment recycling units, and hook lift and cable hoist units for roll-off containers.

“Senator Shelby recently came to visit Fort Payne, I was fortunate to have been with him to learn about Heil’s plant operation, philosophy and sustainable practices,” said Pete Conroy. “A key element of JSU’s EPIC mission is to encourage economic development through sustainable practices and since Heil does just that, we are glad to recognize them.”

“During my statewide tour of Alabama’s 67 counties, I had the opportunity to visit the Heil manufacturing facility in Fort Payne and learned firsthand about the important work that they do,” said Senator Richard Shelby. “I am pleased to congratulate them on this honor and look forward to their continued excellence in the future.”

“On behalf of our Team Members at our Heil manufacturing facility in Ft Payne, Ala., as well as all of our Team Members across the globe in the Environmental Solutions Group (EGS), we are very honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Pat Carroll, president and chief executive officer of EGS. “Every day we strive for implementing sustainable and environmentally friendly practices and procedures in all our facilities. The products we design and manufacture are world leading in technology that turn the solid waste stream into sustainable, value adding resources, and leading the community in positive environmental awareness. This award is testament to the quality of the people we have in business and the passion they have for a sustainable approach for the benefit of all."

EPIC Award Community Advisory Committee members include Larry Chesser, Mayor, City of Fort Payne, Jimmy Durham, Executive Director, DeKalb County Economic Development Authority, Bill Fielding, Dean, JSU College of Commerce and Business Administration, and Ricky Harcrow, President, DeKalb County Commission.

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