Seventh Annual Conference

7th Annual CARE Conference – April 29 – May 1, 2009
National Conference Center, Lansdowne, VA

The CARE 7th Annual Conference was held April 29 – May 1, 2008 at the National Conference Center, in Lansdowne, Virginia.

  1. Press Releases & Announcements
  2. Conference Presentation Slides
  3. Conference Pictures
  4. Conference Agenda
  5. Conference Sponsors

Press Releases & Announcements

Conference Presentation Slides

Wednesday, April 29

Thursday, April 30

Friday, May 1

Conference Pictures

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, April 29
8:00 – 12:00 Registration
12:00 – 12:30 Welcome, Review of Today’s Agenda, Intro to Conference Center
Speaker – Frank Hurd
12:30 – 1:30 CARE Annual Report, Key Accomplishments for 2008, Goals for 2009, Challenges for 2009
Speaker – Frank Hurd
1:30 – 2:00 CARE Membership, Web Site, Member Resources, CEUs
Speaker – Jeremy Stroop
2:00 – 2:30 Break and Networking
2:30 – 3:00 Government Programs – Economic Forcast
Moderator – Jennifer Mendez
Speaker – Kevin Swift, American Chemistry Council
3:00 – 4:30 Government Programs – Breakout Sessions
Procurement Process – Federal and State Programs (GSA, EPA)

Speaker – Kent Sholars, Dutko Worldwide

How to Work with the Government- Applying for Grants
Speaker – Matt Ewadinger

5:00 – 7:00 Members Cocktail Reception
Thursday, April 30
8:00 – 8:30 Review of Today’s Agenda, Housekeeping
Speaker – Frank Hurd
8:30 – 9:00 CARE Member Business Meeting
Speaker – Frank Hurd
Collection and Processing Opportunities
9:00 – 9:15 Factors Important for Operating in Today’s Business Climate
Moderator – Bob Pilotti, ECM
Speakers – Paul Ashman, ECRS, Bob Pilotti, ECM
9:15 – 9:45 An Overview of Collection Models
Moderator – Bob Pilotti, ECM
Speaker – Russ DeLozier, Shaw Industries
9:45 – 10:00 What is Needed for Clean Separation Technology
Moderator – Bob Pilotti, ECM
Speaker – Eric Nelson, Interface Global
10:00 – 10:15 How to Meet the Needs of the Plastics Industry
Moderator – Bob Pilotti, ECM
Speaker – Frank Endrenyi, Mohawk Industries
10:15 – 10:30 Successful End-Product Manufacturing with PCC
Moderator – Bob Pilotti, ECM
Speaker – Ron Greitzer, LA Fibers
10:30 – 10:45 Business Operation Diversification Strategies
Moderator – Bob Pilotti, ECM
Speaker – Sean Ragiel, Carpet Cycle
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:15 New Solutions and Path Forward
Moderator – Bob Pilotti, ECM
Attendee Participation
11:15 – 11:30 Q&A with Attendees
Moderator – Bob Pilotti, ECM
Attendee Participation
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 Performance by The Capitol Steps
2:00 – 3:00 Suppliers’ Exhibits and Raffle – Exhibit Hall
3:00 – 4:00 Post Consumer Carpet Product Presentations
Moderator – Sean Ragiel, KeLA Energy
Speaker – Larry Moot, KeLa Energy
Renewlon
Speaker – Ron Simonetti

C2C Powders
Speaker – Joseph Keating, Polar Materials

FiberBloc
Speaker – Norman Kaswell, Kaswell Flooring System

4:00 – 5:00 Plastics Industry Roundtable
Moderator – Frank Endrenyi
Panel Speakers – Bob Pilotti, ECM Plastics;
Dean Eberhardt, MRC Polymers;
Butch Crawford, Wellman;
Dennis Hayford, Polymers Center of Excellence
5:30 – 7:30 CARE Awards Reception
CARE Awards – Recycler of the Year,
CARE Person of the Year,
Partners’ Awards,
EPA/CARE Award
Friday, May 1
8:00 – 8:30 Review of Today’s Agenda, Housekeeping
Speaker – Frank Hurd
Global Outlook for Recycling
8:30 – 9:00 Carpet Recycling UK
Moderator – TBA
Speaker – Kate Chappell, Carpet Recycling UK
9:00 – 10:30 US Market Roundtable/Q&A with Attendees
Moderator – Georgina Sikorski
Panel Speakers – Eric Nelson, Interface;
Russ DeLozier, Shaw;
Kasey Kruse, Kruse Recycling
10:30 – 11:00 Wrap Up, Adjourn
Speaker – Frank Hurd
1:00 Golf – Goose Creek

Thank you to our conference sponsors:

Sustainability Leadership

Mohawk Greenworks
Shaw Floors

Green

Milliken

Corporate

Axsun
NSF
Starnet Worldwide
CRI

Exhibitor

Extrusion Solutions
Granutech
Herbold USA
Republic Machine
Powder Tech
Schutte Buffalo
UNTHA
Vecoplan
Weima