Veolia Environmental Services Honors Solomon Corporation With Environmental Stewardship Award For 2011

07/12/12  • Waste
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LOMBARD, Ill. – The Electronics Recycling Division (ERD) of Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC, is pleased to recognize Solomon Corporation as the winner of its Environmental Stewardship Award for 2011. Solomon Corporation is a leader in comprehensive solutions for transformer repair, maintenance, recycling and disposal needs.

“In late 2010, Solomon Corporation executives realized the company needed an end of life solution for draining transformers that could not be processed on site,” said Stefanie Fairless, account manager, Veolia Environmental Services. “Solomon Corporation is truly a leader in providing an environmentally sound answer to their customers for recycling and disposing of electrical equipment, especially spent transformers.”

Each year, Veolia selects valued customers from each region of the country that have demonstrated a dedication to environmental stewardship that goes above and beyond a traditional recycling program. Solomon Corporation’s integration of environmental protection, continual improvement of environmental performance and environmental awareness efforts exemplify what it means for a company to pursue environmentally sustainable business practices.

"This is a great honor that our company is very proud of," said Katie Platten, vice president of Solomon Corporation. “We've made great strides in our sustainability efforts both within Solomon Corporation and in support of our customers' efforts. This award recognizes our commitment to be an environmentally responsible company and solutions provider."

Veolia Environmental Services partnered with Solomon Corporation by providing disposal options for draining transformers that they cannot process on their site. Since its inception in 1971, Solomon Corporation has been a leader in helping thousands of businesses with their electrical equipment disposal needs.



Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is the leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and industrial cleaning solutions to residential, municipal, commercial and industrial customers across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

The Veolia Environmental Services group is the global benchmark for waste management and resource recovery and the only global manager of liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous wastes. From waste collection to treatment, recovery and recycling, the company provides innovative, efficient and sustainable waste solutions to municipal and industrial clients. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With employees in 77 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of over $38 billion in 2011. Visit the company's Web sites at and

About Solomon Corporation

Solomon Corporation is a premier distribution electrical transformer company that conducts business with utility companies nationwide. We offer solutions throughout the life cycle of electrical equipment, from manufacturing to maintenance and service to disposal. Founded in Solomon, Kansas in 1971 by Eugene Hemmer, our corporate family has grown to nearly 500 employees nationwide. Solomon Corporation is family owned and operated. Today, the second generation of the Hemmer family brings over 50 years of combined industry experience to the management of Solomon Corporation.



Scott Thibodeau, Veolia ES Technical Solutions

Denisse Ike, Veolia Environmental Services North America

Denise Graham, On Ideas