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Environmental services expert next in breakfast series

Oct. 24, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The ins and outs of the environmental services industry will be explored in a Friday, Oct. 31, presentation at Western Michigan University.

Steve Taplin, president of Terra Contracting, LLC, is the second speaker in the 2008-09 Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series. The event begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and Taplin's talk, titled "Environmental Contracting--A Local and National View," follows at 8 a.m. in the Dean's Conference Room (Room 2150) of Schneider Hall.

Taplin has more than 25 years of experience working in all phases of the environmental services industry. He has direct experience in every phase of the business, including management and operations, finance, human resources, marketing, sales, project supervision and general labor. His experience with remediation projects involves a wide range of industries and scales, ranging from under $100,000 up to several million dollars.

Taplin has served as project manager on hundreds of projects involving remediation; industrial cleaning; sewer and pipe cleaning and installation; hazardous and non-hazardous waste removal, transportation and disposal; emergency spill response; and municipal services. His expertise includes project estimate development, design and scheduling; hazardous waste handling; regulatory compliance; chemical analysis and operation; and maintenance of a complete range of equipment including excavators, trucks, industrial vacuums, water blasters and many others.

The Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series is sponsored by Keystone Community Bank. The series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear prominent business leaders and WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current business issues and corporate strategies, as well as key information regarding the continuing progress of the business college.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the dean's office at (269) 387-5050. Parking will be available in the nearby Fetzer Center parking lot.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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