Kim Riddell, Alloway’s Director of Business Development, is assisting in the WEFTEC Operations Challenge. In addition to helping organize the event in Ohio, Kim will be judging the safety event as teams from throughout the United States and Canada come together to compete in New Orleans. Kim will also be attending the WEF Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee Meeting where she serves as the immediate past chair, and she will be attending the board appointed Operator Strategic Planning Workgroup meeting while in New Orleans.
This week, Alloway Lima completed construction of additional laboratory space to support its growing metals department. This latest addition features new instrumentation, an ICP-MS, which will expand the number of methods by which Alloway can perform metals analysis. This capability will be combined with current ICP and Graphite Furnace instrumentation, providing three different technologies to perform metals analysis.
Alloway is sponsoring the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District’s 38th Annual Nature Photography Contest. The contest features photographs in 3 different categories: specific nature subjects, landscapes, and parks potpourri. Community members of all ages are invited to participate. Entries must be submitted to the Park District office by November 5th. The entries will be displayed at the McElroy Environmental Education Center on Sunday, November 9th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Alloway’s primary goal is to provide customers with defensible data. Alloway’s facilities and staff are accredited, certified, audited, and approved by various programs. As evidence of Alloway's commitment to defensible data, we are proud to share our recent proficiency testing results. Click below for links to each facilities' results:
Alloway is excited to announce that Kim Riddell will be joining our team August 11th, 2014. Kim will be serving as Alloway’s Director of Business Development. With a wide-range of experience including Superintendent of the Delphos Wastewater Treatment facility, City Council President for the city of Delphos, Chief Operating Officer for Smith Environmental, and Plant Operations Committee Co-Chair for OWEA, Kim will be a knowledgeable resource for current and potential Alloway customers.
Alloway is in the process of implementing a new stormwater management plan that utilizes rain barrels and a rain/butterfly garden to minimize runoff. The new rain and butterfly garden will be in the back lot of the Alloway Lima facility. The new garden will allow stormwater to be absorbed into the ground and naturally filtered.
On Friday, May 2nd, over 200 fifth and sixth grade students from Delta Schools visited North Star BlueScope’s Wetlands. During the Wetland Celebration, students participated in different activities that highlighted the importance of the wetland ecosystem. Alloway led an activity on water quality measurements where students collected water samples from the wetlands and tested them for pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and temperature. Overall, the celebration was a great opportunity to demonstrate to future leaders the importance of protecting the wetlands.
To better serve our customers, Alloway is constantly working to expand our analytical capabilities and list of accredited parameters. Recently, Alloway expanded its Ohio Drinking Water Accreditation List to include Langlier Index. Alloway’s Kentucky Drinking Water Accreditation List also increased to include secondary potable water analytes of Color, Odor, Corrosivity (Langlier) and Foaming Agents (MBAS).
Alloway received recognition from the West Central Ohio Safety Council for excellence in safety for 2013. Alloway was presented with awards in three different categories at the 58th Annual Safety Awards banquet. An award was presented to all companies that worked the entire year without a lost-time injury or illness. In addition, Alloway had the lowest incident rate in its group of industries. Finally, Alloway received special recognition for accumulating over 500,000 hours without a lost-time injury.
One of the many reasons people choose Alloway is because of the professional level of our staff. All employees take advantage of continuing education and certification opportunities.
Last week, our team celebrated Eric Binkley’s graduation from the Dale Carnegie Training Program on Effective Communication and Human Relations. Eric is a key member of Alloway’s team, and his growth and development will help in advancing Alloway’s mission and continuing our tradition of exceptional customer service.
About Us Alloway is a full-service environmental laboratory specializing in analyses on drinking water, wastewater, and solid and hazardous waste. In addition, Alloway offers innovative software, laboratory development, and training options. With three locations to serve you and more than 30 years of experience, Alloway is your resource for defensible data.