Four Place In Equipment, Mechanic, and Truck Road-E-O

Two Advance to International Road-E-O

 

On May 11, 2016, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Georgia Chapter held its annual Equipment, Mechanic, and Truck Road-E-O at the Southern Pines Ag and Expo Center in Dublin, Georgia. This chapter event was held to qualify competitors for the SWANA International Road-E-O to be held at the same location on September 3rd. The equipment, mechanic, and truck Road-E-Os are just one way that SWANA tries to give back to and recognizes the outstanding personnel in the solid waste management industry.

 

Four employees of the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority participated and placed in the May event which qualified competitors from both the private and public sectors. Competitions were held for automated side- loader, front load, rear load, roll-off, and tractor trailer under the truck categories; dozer, articulated dump truck (ADT), rubber-tired loader, and track hoe in the equipment categories; and mechanics. Competitors skills were tested as they maneuvered through challenging courses.

 

In the Truck Competition category McKenny Pittman placed 2nd in the Front Loader event. In the Equipment Competition category Eddie Ashe placed 3rd in the Dozer event. Josh Kruse placed 3rd in the Off Road Truck event and in the Rubber Tire Loader event. Marlon Cole placed 1st in the Track Hoe event, and was the top overall finisher in the equipment category earning him the title of “Top Gun”. Pittman and Cole will move on to compete in the International Road-E-O next month. Learn more about this event here: http://www.gaswana.org/road-e-o.html

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    Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority employee, Marlon Cole, placed 1st in the Track Hoe event during the Road-E-O competition in Dublin, Georgia this May. His top scores in the Equipment competition category earned him the title of “Top Gun” and a spot at the International Road-E-O event next month.

Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority employee, Marlon Cole, placed 1st in the Track Hoe event during the Road-E-O competition in Dublin, Georgia this May. His top scores in the Equipment competition category earned him the title of “Top Gun” and a spot at the International Road-E-O event next month.

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    McKenny Pittman, who represented the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority at the Road-E-O in May, placed 2nd in the Front Loader event which is part of the Truck competition. Pittman will move on to compete in the International Road-E-O event in September.

McKenny Pittman, who represented the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority at the Road-E-O in May, placed 2nd in the Front Loader event which is part of the Truck competition. Pittman will move on to compete in the International Road-E-O event in September.

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    Josh Kruse, a Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority employee, participated in the Equipment category of the Road-E-O in May which was held in Dublin, Georgia. Josh Kruse placed 3rd in the Off Road Truck event, and in the Rubber Tire Loader event.

Josh Kruse, a Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority employee, participated in the Equipment category of the Road-E-O in May which was held in Dublin, Georgia. Josh Kruse placed 3rd in the Off Road Truck event, and in the Rubber Tire Loader event.

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    Joel Scott, SWANA Georgia Chapter Treasurer, recognizes Eddie Ashe at the Road-E-O competition in Dublin, Georgia this May. Ashe, an employee of the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, placed 3rd in the Dozer event which is part of the Equipment competition.

Joel Scott, SWANA Georgia Chapter Treasurer, recognizes Eddie Ashe at the Road-E-O competition in Dublin, Georgia this May. Ashe, an employee of the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, placed 3rd in the Dozer event which is part of the Equipment competition.

Solid Waste Employees Place First In State Road-E-O

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Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority staff members placed first in their division at the 2012 Landfill Equipment and Truck Road-E-O hosted by the Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America in June and qualified for the International SWANA Road-E- O. Thirty-four heavy equipment operators and drivers from across the state competed in Dublin, Georgia. Lead Equipment Operator, Eddie Ashe took 1st place in the Rubber-Tire Loader division and Driver, Jeremy Flood placed 1st in the Roll-Off truck division. Pictured during the award presentation are Denise Wood, DWSWA Chairwoman and City of Dalton Councilwoman, Eddie Ashe, Jeremy Flood, and Norman Barashick, Executive Director of the DWSWA. Both Ashe and Flood will go on to compete with 100 operators and drivers from across the US, at the SWANA International Road-E-O in Lexington, Kentucky in September.

Landfill Equipment and Truck Road-E-O Participants

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Representatives from the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority congratulate employees who participated in the Landfill Equipment and Truck Road-E-O organized by the Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) on May 12th in Dublin, GA.

Pictured are Harvey Levitt, Operations Manager, Garnell Talley who placed 2nd in Dozer, Chad Shook who placed 3rd in Front Loader, Marlon Cole who placed 1st in Track Hoe and was the Overall Winner in Equipment, Jeremy Flood who placed 2nd in Roll-Off, and Norman Barashick, Executive Director. Cole will participate in the 2010 International SWANA Road-E-O competition later this year.