Alloway is sponsoring the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District’s 37th 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. The entries will be displayed at the McElroy Environmental Education Center on Sunday, November 7th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For the 2012 United Way Extreme Community Makeover Event, Alloway partnered with Women in Construction to install new windows at the Northwest Ohio Literacy Council. The Literacy Council works within the Lima community to enable adults, whose low level of literacy impedes their progress in society, to set and achieve their personal goals through improved literacy skills. For more information about the Extreme Community Makeover Event, visit the United Way website.
On Tuesday, May 8th, 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 biodiversity where students observed different species and drew pictures of the plants and animals they were able to find. Overall, the celebration was a great opportunity to demonstrate to future leaders the importance of protecting the wetlands.
The West Central Ohio Safety Council and the Lima-Allen County Chamber of Commerce recognized Alloway on Tuesday, April 10th for its efforts in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace. In 2011, Alloway worked without a lost-time injury or illness. Alloway is working to maintain that record of excellence through the current year.
Attendees of Alloway’s 3rd annual VIP Workshops donated $100 to Water for People, an organization that works to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Alloway matched donations to the Ohio chapter and made a pledge to the national chapter.
We wish to thank our customers for supporting this worthy cause. – John Hoffman, President of Alloway
On December 13th and 15th, Alloway customers were invited to visit the Lima and Marion facilities for a Holiday Open House. Guests enjoyed delicious food and demonstrations of how their analytical results are generated. To see more of the days’ activities, check out the photos in the sidebar panel.
"We appreciate all those who took time out of their busy schedule to celebrate the season with us here at Alloway.” - John Hoffman, President of Alloway
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded organizations, agencies and universities working in Ohio $4,508,572 in grants under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The grant focuses on cleaning up toxics and toxic hot spot areas of concern, combating invasive species, promoting near-shore health by protecting watersheds from polluted run-off, and restoring wetlands and other habitats. To learn more about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the grant’s partner agencies, visit the EPA Newsroom.
The U.S. EPA recently released the final human health assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE). The EPA characterizes the chemical as carcinogenic to humans and as a human noncancer health hazard. This assessment may lead to a revision of the maximum containment level for TCE in drinking water. Alloway is certified by the Ohio EPA and NELAC to test for TCE.
Former Customer Service Manager, Nichole Jones, will be taking the lead as the new Laboratory Manager of the Lima facility. Nichole has been employed with Alloway for nearly 10 years. Alloway is excited about the direction she will offer to the Lima laboratory.
Alloway’s President, John Hoffman, is bringing the knowledge he recently gained from a trip to Kenya back to the states. In June, John traveled to Kenya as a part of the global graduate studies in the Earth Expeditions program. The focus of the trip was on studying sustainable approaches to human-wildlife coexistence.
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 25 years of experience, Alloway is your resource for defensible data.