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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 for the 2014 NORA Mid-Year Meeting
Over 200 industry leaders are expected to attend the 2014 NORA Mid-Year Meeting, held June 18-20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at The Pfister Hotel. The NORA Mid-Year Meeting is an excellent opportunity for NORA members to network, advertise, and discuss news and issues related to the liquid recycling industry.

Vortex Recycling under a California Court Receivership; Pursuing Investors or Sale of PA Operations
NORA Member Vortex Recycling is under a California Court Receivership. Vortex is continuing its operations at the New Castle, Pennsylvania location. The court appointed receiver is Steve Neighbors and can be reached at 208-863-7007. The point of contact for on-going operations is Dave Spellman and he can be reached at 724-657-0333 or Vortex Recycling and its receiver are pursuing investors or a sale of its operations in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

NORA Magazine, Liquid Recycling, Now Available
The latest issue of NORA's Magazine, Liquid Recycling, is now available electronically. The theme for the 40 page issue is "Trends in Technology." Click here to view the issue. A hard-copy has been mailed as well. To advertise in the next issue that is mailed sent to 2000 readers, email

Madison, Wisconsin Upgrades Oil Recycling Sites Following PCB Incident
According to a recent news report, a $15,000 price tag to clean up a PCB-contaminated tank at a Madison, Wisconsin oil recycling location has led to new upgraded tanks. The tanks have separate compartments that "allow for city officials to test the first compartment for PCBs while allowing the second to remain open for further recycling." Click here to read the full article. 

Registration Available 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.

California Used Oil LCA Online Tool: Comments due May 28th
Related to California's Used Oil Life Cycle Analysis, CalRecycle recently hosted a conference call about the development of a "Used Oil LCA Online Tool." The concept is to "create a freely accessible interactive online tool that replicates the results of the UO LCA study while expanding the user's ability to analyze the model." Click here to view a copy of the PowerPoint outlining the project. If you have comments, email by May 28th.

2014 NORA Trade Show Booths 59% Sold: Secure Your Exhibit Space Now
The 2014 NORA Annual Conference & Trade Show will be the largest in NORA history, held November 5-8, 2014 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. 59% of the trade show exhibitor spaces are already reserved and they are anticipated to sell out soon! Use the links below for more information about becoming an Exhibitor in the 2014 Trade Show:


California Bio-Lube Senate Bill 916, opposed by NORA, Dies in Committee

A Senate Bill encouraging the procurement of "biosynthetic" lubricants appears to have failed to make it out of a key committee in California. NORA, particularly those in the re-refinining community, opposed the bill because of concerns of technological and chemistry obstacles to recycle used bio-lube materials. There were also concerns related to collection and regulatory issues. A copy of NORA's April 10, 2014 opposition statement to SB 916 may be found here. This issue will be explored in greater detail at the 2014 NORA Mid-Year Meeting in Milwaukee.

NORA Marketplace

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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11 New Members Join NORA

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 sparker@noranews.orgClick here to view a current list of NORA member companies

  • Continental Refining Company (Somerset, Kentucky) 
  • Drakewell Group (Ramsey, New Jersey)
  • Fielding Chemical (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
  • Fuel Blenders Inc. (Taylor, Texas)
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc, (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • H K Industries (San Diego, California)
  • Jaxon Filtration (Franklin, Georgia)
  • Maryland Environmental Service (Millersville, Maryland)
  • Mesa Oil, Inc. (Commerce City, Colorado)
  • Renewable Energy Importers (Tampa, Florida)
  • WI Department of Natural Resources (Madison, Wisconsin)

Classic Used Oil Generator: 1967 Camaro RS

Click here to read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1967 Camaro RS owned by NORA member Brandon Velek of Intergulf Corp.  

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