2017 Road-E-O

SWANA Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O

(Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Chapters)

Hosted by Maryland Environmental Service at its Midshore II Regional Solid Waste Facility

in Ridgely MD on June 9, 2017

Article by Steve Lippy (Mid-Atlantic Chapter)

The weather was superb . . . temperature in the 80s with a slight breeze ( the breeze was good except for the guy wearing the super-wide foam 10-gallon hat). 

Eleven agencies/companies were represented at the Road-E-O; three were from within our Chapter (Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Maryland Environmental Service, and Republic Services-Delaware), plus one from New Jersey and one from Virginia, with the rest from Pennsylvania. There were 37 contestants who participated in a total of 59 events. 

There were three different courses set up for six different competitions. The dozer and landfill compactor used the same course; the articulated dump truck and rubber tire loader, the second one; and the roll-off truck and front-end loader, the third. The number of contestants varied from seven to fifteen, with the dozer competition being the most popular.

The first and second place winners are eligible to attend the International Road-E-O to be held in Orlando Lake Buena Vista Florida on October 27-28.

This Road-E-O event could not have happened without a lot of support and assistance by many!

Many thanks to the following who donated equipment and trucks which were used during the competitions:

• JESCO

• Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems

• Maryland Environmental Service

Thanks to these companies/agencies who were sponsors:

Gold—Chester County Solid Waste Authority

Gold—Paradigm Software

Silver—Barton & Loquidice

Bronze—BAI Group Inc.

We also thank those who donated door prizes, giveaway items, and other needed items:

• Chester County Solid Waste Authority

• Delaware Solid Waste Authority

• EA Engineering

• Geosyntec Consultants

• Maryland Environmental Service

• Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority

• Republic Services

• SCS Engineers

• Solid Waste Association of North America

There were at least twenty-six volunteers on Friday: registering contestants, judging on the three courses, taking photographs, “ being runners,.” score keepers, etc. On Thursday, the three courses had been laid out.

Most importantly, this would not have been possible without MES agreeing to host the Road-E-O for the fourth time in the past six years

(2012-2014, and 2017). This entailed innumerable hours of planning and coordination by MES. Special thanks to MES employees Tim

Ford, Marcia King, Jeff Fried (and his wife Chris), and Monty Monteith.

Not only do we have still photographs of the event, there are also some mini-videos of the competition, thanks to Andrew Kays.

Congratulations to all those who participated and placed!

- article by Steve Lippy, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

FINAL RESULTS

FRONT LOADER      
 Rank  Score  Name  Employer
 1  336  John Zell   Republic Services 
 2  315  Benny Thompson   Northern Tier SWA
 3  282  Eric Dixon, Jr.  Clinton County SWA
       
ROLL OFF      
 Rank Score Name  Employer 
 1 336  John Zell   Republic Services
 2  310  Eric Dixon, Sr.  Clinton County SWA
 3  287  Jon Bowen  MES
       
WHEEL LOADER      
 Rank Score   Name  Employer
 1 92   Cole Alexander  Clinton County SWA
 2 90   Walter Winemiller  Modern Landfill
 3 89   Bruce Pepper  MES
       
 ARTICULATED TRUCK      
 Rank 88  Logan Milby  MES
 1 86  Jane LaMotte  Republic (Conestoga)
 2 84   Nick Hudler  MES
 3      
       
DOZER      
 Rank Score   Name  Employer
 1 94  David Kessling  Clinton County SWA 
 2 92  James Reidnauer  Chester County SWA
 3 90  Jimmy Lawman  Modern Landfill
       
LANDFILL COMPACTOR      
 Rank Score  Name  Employer 
 1 90  James Reidnauer  Chester County SWA
 2 88   Cody Alexander  Clinton County SWA
 3 87  James Downes  Delaware SWA
       
CHAMPION LANDFILL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR      
 Dozer 94   David Kessling  Clinton County SWA


Photos & Video Credits:  A. Kays, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

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