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Welcome to NORA eNews, providing association, member and industry news for companies involved in the responsible recycling of used oil and related materials. To submit information for NORA eNews, please contact NORA at or 703-753-4277.

Register Now for the 2014 NORA Conference & Trade Show

The 2014 NORA Annual Conference & Trade Show will be held November 5-8, 2014 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

•  Register: Online or PDF Form
•  Tentative agenda
•  Sponsorship and advertisement opportunities
•  Reserve your room - Rooms 86% Sold

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MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. and JPO Companies, Inc. Complete Merger

James O’Brien, CEO of the new MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. announced the completion of the merger between MOP and JPO Companies, Inc. bringing the JPO Absorbents line of products under the MOP banner. The nearly-four-year saga of MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. from near-bankruptcy following the death of CEO and Inventor Charles Diamond to a company poised to grow in the environmental remediation arena, is finally completed; James O’Brien, CEO of the new MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. announced the completion of the merger between MOP and JPO Companies, Inc. bringing the JPO Absorbents line of products under the MOP banner.

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NORA Releases Latest Issue of Liquid Recycling Magazine

With the 2014 Conference and Trade Show quickly approaching, NORA's latest issue of Liquid Recycling Magazine is packed full of information and details regarding the event. Details enclosed in the magazine include: Conference agenda, available packages and activities, presentation topics, closing party information, sponsorship/advertising opportunities, and trade show information. Click "read more" to view the magazine.

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Need More Gallons?

NORA will be launching an innovative new tool for members to efficiently source more gallons. This new tool will be launched in October. Stay tuned for more information.

NORA to Meet With EPA to Review PCB/TSCA Reform Proposal

On September 4th, representatives from NORA will meet with EPA officials to review two proposals that will reduce the liability NORA members face related to potential “PCB Hits”. One proposal would allow NORA members to voluntarily follow NORA’s Best Management Practices in exchange for the ability to handle PCB contaminated used oil in its as found condition. The second proposal would increase the markets of who could destroy PCB contaminated used oil to include re-refineries. An update on the project will be issued at the NORA conference. A mailing was sent to members recently seeking financial contributions to this important project. NORA asks that you consider donating to the project so it can continue.

Marcus “Strider” Dent, General Manager of NORA Member Midstates Oil Refining Co., LLC, Makes a Difference in Baltimore City

Marcus "Strider" Dent is more than just the General Manager at NORA Member Midstates Oil Refining Co.  As the Baltimore Guardian Angels Chapter Commander, Dent is often described as “inspiring”, “committed”, and “full of hope.” Awarded Chapter Commander of the Year in 2009, Strider treats everyone the same: from the person who cleans the building to the person who owns the building. He expects the same from everyone: from the individual, to the community, to the businesses, to the government. The Guardian Angels has helped provide security and support to communities in need for over 25 years. In cooperation with local police, community organizations, neighborhood watch groups, schools, and individuals, the organization strives to help build stronger and safer communities and inspire positive change.

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Detailed Conference Presentation Information Now Available

The NORA Conference in Puerto Rico is less than three months away. Over 400 industry leaders will gather for networking, business development and education. NORA has just released the tentative list of educational sessions that will be offered.

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NORA Member Awarded Second Place in the 2014 Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge

Drew Fatzinger, Oil Operations Manager at NORA Member Eldredge Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and long-time friend Steve Stein earned second place in the chicken competition.  All proceeds benefit Compete 360, an organization designed to support the education and development of urban youth.

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The NORA Marketplace is the liquid recycling industry's destination for companies looking to buy, sell or find items or materials. Companies that would like to place a listing in the NORA Marketplace should contact NORA at or 703-753-4277.

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For Sale

2001 Peterbilt Model 330
2013 Freightliner 108SD Truck
Alfa Laval MOPX207 Hi-Speed Disc Type Centrifuge
Flash Point Tester
Harlingen, Texas Terminal Facility for Sale
Off-Spec Used Oil For Sale
Recycled #5 Fuel Oil For Sale
Tank Farm in Phoenix, Arizona
Three Compartment 25,000 Gallon Tank


Flash Point Tester Wanted
Recycled Mineral Spirits Wanted
Used Oil Needed

3 New Members Join NORA Since Last eNews

Welcome to NORA's newest members listed below. NORA relies heavily on word of mouth marketing. If you know a company that should be a NORA member, email

•  Phoenix Oil, Inc. (Humble, Texas)
•  Radchem Products, Inc. (Orland Park, Illinois) 
•  A. E. Rosica & Co. (McLean, Virginia) 

Classic Used Oil Generator: 1967 MGB GT

Read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1967 MGB GT.

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