Washington has had more measles cases so far this year than in the past five years combined. State health officials are sounding the alarm to remind people that vaccination is the best protection
COSMOPOLIS, Wash - Chain-of-custody certification has been awarded to Cosmo Specialty Fibers from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). “PEFC certification allows us to ensure to our customers that the wood fiber we use comes from sources using sustainable forestry practices” says Mike Entz, CEO.
PEFC is the world’s largest, third-party certification system and incorporates both CSA and SFI sustainable forest management systems in its certification process.
“We chose PEFC because they managed to gather a number of really good sustainable forestry standards under one umbrella. Because we sell our products into a global market, we wanted to be able to assure our customers that our own chain-of-custody fiber processes met a number of regional sustainable forestry standards that would be recognized in their own markets. PEFC certification allows us to do that.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement in honor of the nation’s armed forces and veterans on Memorial Day:
“On this Memorial Day, we, as a nation, pause and remember the sacrifices made by the courageous men and women who have fought and continue fighting to keep our nation safe.
“War entails untold sacrifice and hardship. Today, as we at home mark the beginning of summer, tens of thousands of our men and women in uniform – in the active-duty Armed Forces and the National Guard and Reserve – are deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq where they risk their lives every day. And so before the picnics, before the fireworks, let us honor those who have fought selflessly to defend our country in past wars, and to those who do so today.
NEW ORLEANS, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westway Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWAY) today reported consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2010 of $13.1 million, up $3.3 million or 34% from the pro forma results for the three months ended March 31, 2009. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA reflects income before income tax provision, equity in loss of unconsolidated subsidiaries, net interest expense, and depreciation.
Peter Harding, CEO, stated, “We are pleased with the overall results of Westway in the first quarter of 2010. During this period, we have seen the benefits of our investments in 2009 in greenfield expansions and acquisitions that are reflective of the vision and opportunities we expect for our company. We have grown in both footprint and performance. Evidencing these achievements are a 34% increase in Adjusted EBITDA and an increase of 22.5% in storage capacity, respectively, over the same period in 2009. As a whole, we are excited about the first quarter results, which we believe are demonstrative of management’s commitment to improving long-term performance and shareholder value.”