February 19, 2013
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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 sparker@noranews.org or 703-753-4277.

2013 NORA Winter Meeting - Call for Topics, Last Chance to Sponsor
The 2013 NORA Winter Meeting will be held February 27-March 1 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Register: There is still time to register. Click here to register online (sign in for member pricing) or click here for a printable registration form.
  • Call for Topics: If you have topics (regulatory, business, etc.) you'd like to address at the Winter Meeting, contact NORA at sparker@noranews.org.
  • Last Chance to Sponsor/Advertise: Build your brand and promote your company to industry leaders with a sponsorship or advertisement. The deadline to reserve your sponsorship is close of business tomorrow, February 20. Click here for more information on sponsorship/advertising opportunities. Click here to a view a current list of sponsors.

NORA Releases Newest Issue of Liquid Recycling Newsletter

The new issue of NORA's official newsletter, Liquid Recycling, is now available online. Click here to view this issue. This issue will also be mailed to you.

Quest Recycling Earns 2012 AT&T Supplier Sustainability Award
NORA Member Quest Recycling Services, LLC was recently honored as a 2012 AT&T Supplier Sustainability Award winner. Quest provides AT&T a closed loop used oil program for its fleet nationwide in 400 locations along with additional services. Click here to read more.

NORA Has Moved - New Address
NORA recently moved to a new office to better serve its growing membership. All mail to NORA should be sent to:

NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers
7250 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 201
Gainesville, VA 20155

Vertex Energy Now Trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market
NORA Member Vertex Energy, Inc. began trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market on February 13. Click here to read more.

NORA Launches 2013 PCB/TSCA Reform Effort - Donate Now
NORA recently began a major lobbying effort to modify the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the associated regulations and guidance to assure that there are more environmentally sound, but economically feasible, options for addressing PCB contaminated used oil.

  • NORA needs your help. Click here for a printable donation form.
  • Click here to view the five proposals NORA is considering regarding this effort.
  • Click here for additional information on the project, including a list of contributors.

NexLube Tampa Featured in Tampa Bay Online
NORA Member NexLube Tampa LLC was recently featured in Tampa Bay Online in a story about the company's 28 million-gallon re-refining plant, which is expected to come online at the end of the year. Click here to read more from Tampa Bay Online.

Universal Lubricants Honored in National Innovative Packaging Survey
NORA Member Universal Lubricants, LLC placed in the top 3 for breakthrough innovation for home and garden products in the 2012 National Innovative Packaging Survey for its ECO ULTRA® Synthetic Blend Motor Oil FlexPak™. Click here to read more.

NORA Marketplace
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 sparker@noranews.org or 703-753-4277.

  • REDUCED PRICE: Ecologix EC300 / ED300 Evaporator - Located in the Midwest, this evaporator is just 4 years old and in excellent condition. Asking price has been reduced from $40,000 to $30,500. Click here for more information.
  • NEW: Harlingen, Texas Terminal Facility for Sale - A NORA member is selling its Harlingen, Texas terminal facility. The facility includes four cone roof tanks with a capacity of 61,000 bbls of liquid products. Click here for more information. If interested, contact Tim Thomas at 713-963-2837 or tim.thomas@cushwake.com.
  • Recycled Mineral Spirits Wanted - A NORA member is interested in buying recycled mineral spirits on a regular, monthly basis. To have your information forwarded to the buyer, email sparker@noranews.org.
  • Flash Point Tester Wanted
  • Off-Spec Used Oil For Sale
  • Recycled #5 Fuel Oil For Sale
  • Used Oil Needed

4 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.org. Click here to view a current list of NORA member companies.

  • Environmental Management of KC, Inc. (Kansas City, Kansas)
  • Partsmaster Division of NCH (Irving, Texas)
  • Petrolink USA, Inc. (Stanley, Kansas)
  • Ryder System (Miami, Florida)

Classic Used Oil Generators: 1965 Triumph Spitfire 4Mk2
Click here to read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1965 Triumph Spitfire 4Mk2.

Do you have information you would like to share with the industry? Contact NORA below!

NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers
5965 Amber Ridge Road, Haymarket, VA 20169
P: 703-753-4277 | F: 703-753-2445