NEFCO is pleased to announce that we will once again be a sponsor at the Water Environment Federation Residuals and Biosolids Conference. The Residuals and Biosolids 2021 Virtual Event will be held online on an interactive platform where there will be access to seven Technical Sessions as well as a Technology Spotlight, Company Demos and Networking Opportunities.
Technical Sessions will be presented in two ways: Live and Simulated-live (or simu-live) to encourage the most interaction and engagement between speakers and registrants. Live sessions will take you to a Zoom meeting where the speakers and moderators are giving their presentations on screen in real time while you watch. There will be one session each day hosted live on Zoom. If you are not available at the scheduled time, you can watch a recording after the Zoom meeting has concluded. Simu-live sessions will be pre-recorded complete with moderator interaction and questions and the recordings will be played at a certain time and date during the virtual event. Speakers will be present at that time to answer any questions asked by the audience live via chat. If you are not available at the scheduled time, you can watch a recording after the streaming video has concluded.
March 1st NEFCO said goodbye and good luck to Gary Nickerson.
Gary has been with NEFCO for almost 30 years, starting with NEFCO
running barge operations for our Quincy,
Massachusetts facility. He continued on as Maintenance Manager in Quincy
leading up to his retirement. Gary’s strong mechanical engineering
capabilities allowed NEFCO to self-perform many complex replacements and
upgrades and he will surely be missed!
luck Gary, enjoy your retirement, and we hope to see you
boating at Marina Bay this summer!
This month NEFCO says goodbye and good luck to Bill Fairburn. Bill has been with NEFCO for almost 30 years, starting as the Operations Manager for our Quincy, Massachusetts facility. In 2003 Bill was promoted to Plant Manager of the North Andover, Massachusetts facility and led our efforts there through 2018. Bill has been an integral part in the growth of NEFCO and we will all miss him immensely. Good luck Bill, enjoy your retirement, and we hope you always bowl 300’s, camp in spots with majestic views, and enjoy the time with your family. You deserve to enjoy your retired life to the fullest!
Bill Hollman, NEFCO’s Corporate Operations Manager, has completed the comprehensive Certified Reliability Leader Black Belt Program and has achieved Final Approval from Terrence O’Hanlon, CEO of Reliabilityweb. This certification was realized by submitting 5 knowledge domain projects, one in each domain, which were reviewed and validated by your NEFCO upper management and by Reliabilityweb. Bill is truly making a difference as a Reliability Leader in NEFCO.
was awarded his Black Belt during a ceremony at the 34th International Maintenance Conference
NEFCO is pleased to
announce that Sean Murnan has joined NEFCO as our new Process Engineer. Sean
has his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Hartford and his
Masters Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was previously
with a technology company that developed pretreatment solutions for enhanced
anaerobic digestion. This position is critical to NEFCO, leading process
improvement projects at current facilities and providing process design for new
contracts. Sean will be based at our corporate office in Marina Bay.
NEFCO is pleased to announce that Felicia Morrissette has joined NEFCO in the new position of Product Distribution Manager as of November 1, 2018. This position is critical to the continued growth of NEFCO, reinforcing the financial and environmental value of this product. Felicia will spend time in our corporate office in Marina Bay, as well as in all plants and have responsibility for all aspects of product marketing for existing and new plants.
Manuel Irujo and Bill Hollman were recently certified as Reliability Leaders. Both Manuel and Bill participated in a concentrated, week-long Certified Reliability Leader workshop recently hosted by The Reliability Leadership Institute (Reliabilityweb.com) along with leaders from many world-wide companies including participants from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The United Kingdom, Canada and Japan. The Certified Reliability Leader workshop focused on the role and actions of company leaders in whole life asset reliability decisions and whole life value delivery through a culture of leadership. A reliability culture is a business initiative to improve company performance via increased reliability of assets. The credo is “you do not have to go looking for reliability when it is where you come from.” The workshop was centered on the Uptime® Elements™ and the CRL Body of Knowledge (BoK) system, which provided guidance and a theory map of theory, to empower NEFCO’s two new Certified Reliability Leaders engage and empower every stakeholder in NEFCO organization as a Reliability Leader.
March 15th marked the 30th anniversary of NEFCO signing its contract with the MWRA to permit, design, and construct our flagship biosolids processing facility in Quincy to transport and process liquid sludge into a Class A biosolids product for beneficial use.
In the early years of operation of the Quincy facility, liquid sludge loaded at the Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant was transported via NEFCO-barges that were towed across Boston Harbor to Quincy. In 2005, the MWRA began conveying its sludge to the facility via underwater pipelines.
Today, 30 years later, NEFCO continues to operate this facility. This can only be attributed to NEFCO’s stewardship of the MWRA’s asset; preventive maintenance and proper equipment upgrades have resulted in some of the original equipment still being in service. Recently, a third-party engineering company inspected the facility and recommended continuing on with processing biosolids at the Quincy facility, saving the MWRA hundreds of millions of dollars into the future.
This contract was the beginning of NEFCO and a single project turned into a company with six facilities throughout the U.S. This is certainly a day to celebrate.
Hari Santha, NEFCO’s Senior Process Engineer, will be speaking at the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Biosolids & Renewable Energy Innovation Technology Seminar in California on November 14th and 15th. Hari will be discussing conserving carbon through wastewater treatment for optimizing energy recovery. The seminar will focus on resource recovery technologies and alternatives of the future. Additional information can be found at Casa Biosolids & Renewable Energy Innovation Technology Seminar.