SECUR
HELPS GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS AND RADIOACTIVE WASTES REDUCE THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT

SECUR’s Logistics Expertise and Private Equipment Assets Help Customers Take Advantage of Environmentally Friendly Rail Transport to Meet Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Goals


PITTSBURGH, PA, December 4, 2018
– With the recent release of a major new report on the potentially devastating environmental and economic impacts of climate change in the United States, many companies are looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint. For companies that need to transport environmentally sensitive wastes for disposal, the solution may be rail.

According to the national climate assessment issued in November 2018 by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the transportation sector is the top contributor to U.S. greenhouse emissions, partly due to increased volumes of freight trucking.

SECUR has been helping customers capitalize on the benefits of rail for decades.

Freight rail has a much smaller carbon footprint than other transportation modes, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The AAR estimates that transporting by rail is four times more fuel efficient than by truck. Innovations such as improved freight car designs and “greener” railyard operations have made freight rail even more sustainable. Freight trains currently account for just 0.5% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

SECUR a privately owned, asset-based provider of logistics, packaging, technical services and waste management for the hazardous/industrial, and oil & gas markets, has been helping customers capitalize on the benefits of rail for decades.

The staff of SECUR pioneered waste-by-rail solutions for the radioactive and hazardous markets. Members of the staff at SECUR initiated radioactive Class 7 shipments via commercial rail, a method that has been employed in the U.S. for over 30 years. SECUR’s founders also were the first to use flexible packaging in gondola railcars to transport radioactive, hazardous and non-hazardous soils and debris.

SECUR continues to be the industry’s major innovator, with a growing fleet of new railcars in proprietary configurations that have even greater carrying capacities than railroad-owned cars for deeper fuel savings. Rail freight has long been viewed as more advantageous than truck freight for long hauls or high volumes because of its cost-saving and time-saving benefits.

With the added incentive of reducing greenhouse emissions, there is no time like the present for waste generators to reevaluate their transportation plans. Waste managers who have hesitated in the past to use rail because their locations aren’t directly served by a railroad or they don’t have time to deal with the railroads can turn to SECUR .

“Negotiating and managing rail contracts can be daunting, especially if you’re an already over-extended project manager,” said Jim Christafano, SECUR’s Operations Manager. “Our logistics experts have years of experience negotiating with Class I and short-line railroads. We understand how rail transportation is routed, contracted and scheduled, and we can negotiate the most advantageous rail contracts for our customers.”

SECUR offers truck-to-rail transloading services at appropriately permitted locations for customers whose facilities are not rail-served. SECUR also works with customers to identify waste packaging that is compliant with all regulations, compatible with rail transport and acceptable to the disposal facility.

“With our knowledge and expertise, we believe we can assist almost any producer of hazardous or radioactive wastes in benefiting from rail transport,” said SECUR president John Evanko. “That’s good for our customers, good for us, and good for the environment.”

For more information, please contact Chris Vidovich, Senior VP, Sales, at 724-980-2839.

Media contact: Danielle Scherer, 412-506-8250 Ext. 104, danielle.scherer@securllc.com

ABOUT SECUR

SECUR provides clients in industry and government with asset-based logistics, packaging, technical services and waste management that enable them safely and cost efficiently to handle a range of hazardous, industrial, oil and gas, radioactive, and other complex wastes.

SECUR TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND RAIL CAR AND CONTAINER FLEET

Additional private equipment assets will enable SECUR to provide a greater level of service to the nuclear plant decommissioning market


PITTSBURGH, PA, October 31, 2018
SECUR (www.securllc.com), a privately owned, asset-based provider of transportation logistics, packaging, technical services and waste management for the radioactive, hazardous/industrial, and oil & gas markets, announced today that it is making a significant capital investment in equipment assets to better serve the nuclear power plant decommissioning market. SECUR has the most modern fleet of IP-1 intermodal containers in the industry.

SECUR will expand its current fleet of 177-ton Articulating Bulk Commodity (ABC) rail cars, high capacity gondola rail cars, purpose-built intermodal containers and U.S. DOT Type A bulk containers. The firm also has an exclusive arrangement with a prominent manufacturer of patented flexible packaging.

SECUR will be ready to handle the growing demand for packaging and transportation equipment as the country’s nuclear power plants begin their decommissioning activities,” said Ken Grumski, SECUR Senior Vice President.

SECUR has provided specialty containers and other services to nuclear power plants in Michigan and New York over the previous year. The firm also signed an agreement this summer to provide rail transportation and packaging over a period of 5-7 years of up to 4 million cubic feet of waste from a nuclear plant in New England.

“We are already well-positioned in this market,” said SECUR President John Evanko. “The additional assets we are acquiring will ensure that we have the capacity to serve our decommissioning clients as their activities ramp up in the coming years.”

Evanko said the firm has the financial strength to add to its fleet. “We have the capital we need to accelerate our growth strategy to keep pace with the major players in the decommissioning market.”

For more information, please contact Ken Grumski, Senior Vice President, at 724-312-3031.

Media contact: Danielle Scherer, 412-506-8250 Ext. 104, danielle.scherer@securllc.com

ABOUT SECUR

SECUR provides clients in industry and government with asset-based logistics, packaging, technical services and waste management that enable them safely and cost efficiently to handle a range of hazardous, industrial, oil and gas, radioactive, and other complex wastes.

SECUR HIRES CLIFF BRIGHT AS CFO
AND CHRIS VIDOVICH AS SENIOR VP OF SALES

Longtime financial expert and sales manager in the waste management industry
brought on board to help SECUR execute its aggressive growth strategy

 

PITTSBURGH, PA July 10, 2018SECUR (www.securllc.com), a privately owned, asset-based provider of transportation logistics, packaging, technical services and waste management for the hazardous/industrial, oil & gas, and nuclear/radioactive markets, announced today the hiring of Clifford J. Bright as Chief Financial Officer and Chris Vidovich as Senior Vice President, Sales.

These two longtime professionals in the waste management industry will help SECUR accelerate its already aggressive growth strategy to develop new waste treatment facilities and expand its assets and service offerings for customers.

Cliff Bright is an experienced financial professional who has served as CFO for several waste management firms during his 45-year career. He was Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO for MHF Logistical Solutions, Inc., the previous company founded and owned by Jennifer and John Evanko, who are the founders and owners of SECUR. Cliff joins several other previous employees of MHF at this new venture that furthers the work they started at MHF to provide innovative waste management solutions for environmentally sensitive materials.

During Cliff’s eight-year tenure, MHF grew from six to 75 employees and from $8 million to $116 million in revenues.

Cliff has varied experience in acquisitions, consolidations, establishment and management of internal controls, multi-profit center accounting with detailed financial reporting, cost accounting, taxes, financial statement preparation and analysis, budget planning and administration, payroll and accounting and human resources. He also has negotiated bank and cash management arrangements.

Jennifer Evanko, managing member and CEO of SECUR, said, “Cliff’s expertise in managing the financial affairs of rapidly growing, private companies is invaluable to us. Plus, he understands our niche industry as well as we do. We know that he is capable of helping us grow and diversify.”

Cliff will oversee SECUR’s financial affairs for its two entities, SECUR LPT, LLC and SECUR O&G, LLC, including managing SECUR’s existing lines of credit with LegacyTexas Bank and the capital funds invested in SECUR by its private equity partner, Caruth Capital Partners.

Chris Vidovich, SECUR’s new SVP of Sales, is a “seller-doer” with more than 25 years of experience in managing large-scale event projects for the waste management industry. Prior to joining SECUR, Chris was VP of Project Services and Engineering and Consultant Vertical for Clean Harbors Environmental Services.

He managed Clean Harbors’ North American business line for all large-scale transportation and disposal projects; the national sales remediation business line; the on-site wastewater treatment division; and the engineering and consultant vertical lines of business.

Chris generated more than $100M in sales annually in one-time only, event-related sales and services. He generated and managed more than $1B overall in sales during his 25 years with Clean Harbors.

For SECUR, Chris will lead team sales and marketing efforts for the company’s multiple business lines, which include logistics, packaging, technical services, and waste management. He also is responsible for sales at SECUR O&G, LLC’s new Ben’s Run Oil and Gas Materials Management Facility in Friendly, WV. The Ben’s Run Facility serves the regional oil and gas industry with material separation, solidification, and repackaging of solid and liquid wastes for off-site disposal.

John Evanko, president of SECUR, said, “Chris has always been successful because he is able to translate customers’ needs and wants into service offerings that capitalize on the company’s strengths. We are confident that Chris will develop customer relationships that enable SECUR to realize its strategic goals.”

Media contact: Danielle Scherer, 412-506-8250 Ext. 104, danielle.scherer@securllc.com

ABOUT SECUR

SECUR provides clients in industry and government with asset-based logistics, packaging, technical services and waste management that enable them safely and cost efficiently to handle a range of hazardous, industrial, oil and gas, radioactive, and other complex wastes.

NUCLEAR INDUSTRY EXPERT LARRY W. CAMPER
JOINS SECUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The former NRC Division Director and Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant will advise on
SECUR’s nuclear market business and planned innovations to serve the nation’s
decommissioning requirements

PITTSBURGH, PA February 12, 2018 SECUR (www.securllc.com), provider of transportation logistics, packaging and technical services for radioactive, hazardous and non-hazardous waste and byproducts, announced today that Larry W. Camper joined its Board of Directors.

Mr. Camper is a health physicist, radiation safety expert, environmental remediation expert and executive with more than 40 years of professional experience in both the private and public sectors of the nuclear industry. He retired in 2015 as Director of the Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Program of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

“Larry’s insight will be invaluable to SECUR,” said John Evanko, SECUR president. “We look forward to leveraging his expertise in nuclear safety and environmental protection to make our vision of safe and compliant solutions for our radioactive waste clients a reality.”

Mr. Camper said, “I believe in SECUR and in John’s vision. I’ve known John for many years. I’m confident in his team’s ability to develop innovative solutions for the unique challenges of the nuclear industry.”

In addition to Mr. Camper’s seat on the SECUR board, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Waste Management Symposia, where he also is a member of the Program Advisory Committee. He was elected a Fellow of the Waste Management Symposia in recognition of his long-standing service to the organization. He received the 2016 Sarge Ozker Award presented by the Nuclear Engineering Division-Radwaste Systems Operating Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the 2010 Richard S. Hodes, MD Honor Lecture Award presented by the Southeast Compact Commission.

Mr. Camper is President and Executive Consultant with Advoco Professional Services, LLC and a Senior Nuclear Consultant for Talisman International, LLC.

Media contact: Danielle Scherer, 412-506-8250 Ext. 104, danielle.scherer@securllc.com

ABOUT SECUR

SECUR provides clients in industry and government with asset-based logistics, packaging and technical services that enable them safely and cost-efficiently to handle a range of radioactive, hazardous, industrial and other complex wastes generated from environmental remediation, decommissioning and waste management activities.

SECUR NOW OFFERING EUROPE’S LEADING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL STORAGE AND TRANSPORT CONTAINERS FOR SHIPPERS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES AND MATERIALS

Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Slovenia’s CONTAINER d.o.o.
brings ATOM Line to North America

PITTSBURGH February 1, 2018 SECUR (www.securllc.com), provider of transportation logistics, packaging and technical services for radioactive, hazardous and non-hazardous waste and byproducts, said today that it has signed an exclusive North American distribution agreement for Slovenia-based CONTAINER d.o.o.’s (www.container.si/en/) ATOM line of intermodal container products for radioactive materials.

The ATOM containers give nuclear and radioactive industry shippers enhanced flexibility and significant cost benefits for packaging and transportation programs. The Type A containers are available in 10’, 20’ and 40’ lengths with optional, removable hard lids for full access to the top and end of the container for loading. Containers are certified for rail, barge and truck transport as well as for international marine shipping. The containers can be modified with removable headers, shielding and racking systems.

“CONTAINER d.o.o. has been a leading European manufacturer of containers for more than 40 years and we are delighted to bring its successful ATOM line to our clients in the U.S., Canada and Mexico,” said John Evanko, SECUR president. “The ATOM container helps us expand the choices we offer clients in the nuclear services solutions arena.”

The company said the ATOM containers are available now for sale and lease. Please direct inquiries to Ken Grumski at 412- 506-8250 Ext. 102 or ken@securllc.com.

Media contact: Danielle Scherer, 412-506-8250 Ext. 104, danielle.scherer@securllc.com

ABOUT SECUR LLC

SECUR provides clients in industry and government with asset-based logistics, packaging and technical services that enable them safely and cost-efficiently to handle a range of radioactive, hazardous, industrial and other complex wastes generated from environmental remediation, decommissioning and waste management activities.

CARUTH CAPITAL PARTNERS INVESTS IN SECUR LLC

Capital Infusion to Accelerate Growth Strategy for Waste Experts
“Best management team in the industry”

DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2017/PRNewswire—Middle-market private equity firm Caruth Capital Partners said today it has invested growth capital in SECUR LLC, a rising force in the packaging, transportation and disposal of wastes and byproducts.

SECUR provides clients in industry and government with asset-based packaging, logistics and technical services that enable them safely and cost efficiently to handle a range of radioactive, hazardous, industrial and other complex wastes that are generated from environmental remediation, decommissioning and waste management activities performed globally.

Headquartered near Pittsburgh, PA, SECUR was founded by longtime innovators in the radioactive and hazardous waste industries, Jennifer and John Evanko. They have been joined at SECUR by a seasoned executive management team that worked together at the Evanko-founded MHF Logistical Solutions, Inc, a pioneer in the use of rail and intermodal transportation for waste materials. The Evankos and their management team sold the company in 2006.

“We are excited to be partnering with this proven management team in an industry that we find attractive,” said Ben deTar Wilhite, Caruth co-founder and partner. “Logistics, transportation and disposal of waste historically has been a stable industry with high barriers to entry. We believe it is an industry poised for outsized growth in the coming years.” Tim Wegener, Caruth co-founder and partner, continued, “We look to partner with outstanding management teams. We believe we are investing in the best management team in the industry. Jennifer and John have an unmatched track record, demonstrated at MHF Logistical Solutions that they grew to become the largest supplier in the industry before successfully exiting.”

Jennifer Evanko, SECURChair and CEO, said that Caruth’s investment will help accelerate the company’s already aggressive growth strategy through the development of new packaging products and expansion of the company’s transportation container assets, railcars and service offerings.

“We are offering our customers new and innovative solutions,” she said. “We are helping them achieve more in their waste management programs at stable, predictable cost.

“We are appreciative of Caruth’s foresight and trust in us. With its support, we are aiming high,” Evanko said.

ABOUT CARUTH CAPITAL PARTNERS
Founded by two career private equity professionals, Caruth Capital Partners (“CCP”) is a private equity firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The founders of CCP have invested and operated in more than 100 businesses across a wide variety of industries.

CCP looks to acquire controlling interests in lower-middle market businesses and partners with management to accelerate growth and meaningfully improve operations through disciplined value-creation methodologies.

For more information contact – John Evanko, SECUR, john @ securllc.com and Ben Wilhite, Caruth Capital Partners, 469-551-3281 or bwilhite @ caruthcap.com

Packaging And Logistical Solution Leaders Announce Strategic Alliance

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PACTEC & SECUR TO CROSS-SELL PRODUCTS/SERVICES AND ENHANCE TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS

CLINTON, La. and PITTSBURGH, Pa., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —Two leading providers of environmental products and services used to contain, transport and dispose of hazardous and radioactive materials – PacTec, Inc. (www.pactecinc.com) and SECUR, LLC (www.securllc.com) — said today that they have entered into a strategic partnership to cross-sell and support each other’s products and services. The agreement will enhance the packaging, technical and logistical expertise available to PacTec customers across a wide range of waste management, environmental restoration, decommissioning and remediation challenges.

The alliance enables environmental professionals to manage more efficiently waste management and remediation projects through single-source buying of packaging materials, project design and logistical or technical service solutions. PacTec, Inc. is known particularly for its innovative flexible packaging products while SECUR‘s products and services include all types of metal and intermodal containers as well as technical and logistical services.

“We’re delighted to be working closely with SECUR to offer more to our customers around the world,” said PacTec, Inc. Executive Vice President Mike Sanchez.  “Our partnership combines the resources and experience of two great companies with decades of experience and expertise.  Both PacTec and SECUR are now better equipped to offer the logistical, packaging and technical services our customers need. Our new alliance will help them be more successful.”

Added SECUR co-founder and President John Evanko, “This is a win-win for both of our companies and, more importantly, for the hazardous and radioactive waste management industry.”

The two companies said that they would jointly market their services and would exhibit together at trade shows. The companies said “significant” sales already have been generated through the cross-selling alliance.

For information about the products and services now offered jointly by PacTec, Inc. and SECUR, LLC please contact either Bill Smart at PacTec 800-272-2832 or John Evanko at SECUR 724-312-1754

ABOUT PACTEC INC.
PacTec, Inc. is the global leader in providing flexible waste packaging for the waste and transportation industry, including IP-1/IP-2 lift bags, LSA/SCO wraps and overpacs, specialty nuclear packaging, dewatering filters and tubes, tarps, liners and more. Their corporate offices are based in Clinton, LA with sales and distribution locations across America, as well as our sales office in Cumbria, UK. They also own and operate manufacturing facilities in Subic Bay, Philippines and Clinton, LA. The company has a corporate philosophy of manufacturing packaging, but engineering solutions where none exist.

With over 16 US and 1 British patents, they have built a reputation for developing innovative solutions for today’s problems. Established in 1989, they have grown from a humble operation in Clinton, LA to a global leader with over 250 employees worldwide. For more information about PacTec, Inc., visit www.pactecinc.com or call 800-272-2832.

ABOUT SECUR LLC
SECUR, LLC (www.securllc.com) is a Pittsburgh, Pa-based, woman-owned, small business that provides integrated packaging, logistical and technical support solutions for the management and disposition of radioactive, hazardous, and non-hazardous wastes and materials.

SECUR principals and team members offer a long track record of innovation and creativity to the environmental remediation and waste management industries. Its founders Jennifer and John Evanko had previously created and operated MHF Logistical Solutions Inc. starting in 1994. MHF developed pioneering waste-by-rail packaging, trans-loading and rail transportation solutions that improved safety and lowered costs for shippers. The company grew to be the leading provider of packaging, rail and intermodal transport logistics for radioactive, hazardous, and non-hazardous waste and byproducts.

Now, SECUR brings that same commitment to developing cost-effective, environmentally sound solutions that are customized to solve the specific needs of each remediation and waste management project. For more information, please call John Evanko at 724-312-1754.