Location: Mercer County

Call to Order – The meeting was opened by President Alain Fortier at 10:10 a.m. at Trenton Thunder Ball Park in Trenton.  Self-introductions followed.

President Alain Fortier:

  • Thanked Dan Napoleon & MICA for hosting our meeting at the ball park.
  • Discussed ANJHHWC achieving the status of a 501, C 3 and being NJ Tax Exempt.
  • Gave a brief update on CFLs: latest news is Home Depot stores nationwide will accept CFLs for proper disposal.
  • Alain represented ANJHHWC and presented at the “Paint to Plastics” seminar sponsored by Rutgers on June 12, 2008.

Treasurer’s Report: Carole Tolmachewich reported the Account balance at the time of the meeting was $9,858.24.

Propane Update: Reenee Casapulla, Sussex County gave us the name of a company that is paying her for propane tanks:

Paraco Gas
Corporate Office
800 Westchester Avenue, S604
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Phone:914-250-3700 – 800-647-4427 – Fax: 914-251-9444

Lean Thinking: – A brief presentation on Lean Thinking was made by Ron Eleuteri, District Manager for South Jersey, NJ Manufacturing Extension Program.

Several principles of Lean Thinking were discussed including the

8 Wastes
Transportation of Materials & Equipment
Inventory Excesses
Employees Underutilized

Check out their website: http://www.njmep.org

Electronic Waste Management Act and county e-waste survey was discussed by Carole Tolmachewich. She reviewed six (6) proposed recommended changes to the bill.  See attachment.

Secretary Diana Vigilante will send copies of the newsletter to all ANJHHWC members.

Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at Noon.

This was followed with a 12:05 baseball game.