And the Winner is……..

And the Winner of the 2017 Halloween Chili Cookoff is….Rowley Tedlock for “Jimmy Dean’s Chili.” Rowley deposes two-time reigning champion, Ed Guernsey.

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The Winning Team – 2017 Kansas SWANA Conference!

The Blackstone/WCA Team of Kyle Kukuk, Mike Kukuk, Matt Sanders and Ethan Shackelford took first place at the 2017 Kansas SWANA Conference Golf Tournament! If you are attending the conference, stop by our booth and say hello!

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Blackstone and Hamm, Inc. Present at WASTECON 2017

Blackstone continues its streak of conference presentations in 2017 this time at SWANA’s WASTECON 2017, held September 25th through 27th, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland! Blackstone President, Mike Kukuk, and Charlie Sedlock of Hamm, Inc., presented “Sustainable ET Landfill Covers: A Savannah Based Ecosystem Design.” A brief abstract of the presentation is provided below. If you […]

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Recent changes to the ODEQ Industrial Stormwater Program

Effective July 5, 2017, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) reissued the OPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) OKR05 for stormwater discharges associated with Industrial Activity within the State of Oklahoma.  This new permit replaces the 2011 OKR05 permit that expired on September 4, 2016.  It is important to note that all existing and new […]

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Blackstone Presents at MWCC!

Blackstone is on a roll with conference presentations in 2017! Blackstone President, Mike Kukuk and Project Manager, Lindsay James, recently presented at the Annual Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) Conference, July 16 through July 18th. Charlie Sedlock of Hamm, Inc., was a co-presenter with Mike. Brief abstracts of each presentation are provided below. If you […]

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ROG Interview – 2017 Mid-Year Executive Outlook

Mike Kukuk, Blackstone President, recently spoke with Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners about specific successes and challenges associated with an A/E firm of less than 50 employees.   To read the full interview, please see the link below. 2017 Mid-Year Executive Outlook

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SWANA Announces 2017 Safety Award Winners

Congratulations to Charlie Sedlock and Hamm Waste Services for their 2017 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Safety Awards! 2017 Award winners were selected by SWANA’s Technical Divisions and the SWANA Safety Committee for their excellence in solid waste safety. Hamm Waste Services won in the Sustainable Materials Management Division for Best Safety Innovation […]

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Amy Peacock joins Blackstone

Blackstone Environmental is pleased to announce that Amy Peacock has joined our staff as an Environmental Geologist. Amy recently received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Kansas in May 2017. While at the University of Kansas, Amy trained and led a team of research assistants performing field and laboratory efforts in support geochemistry […]

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Blackstone Night at the Royals’ Game!

Blackstone staff attended the May 12th Game between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.  The weather was perfect for tailgating with good company and Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que.  The Royals beat the Orioles 3 to 2 and as always on Friday night home games, there were fireworks after the game!

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Blackstone Presents with Hamm, Inc. at Waste Expo 2017

Michael Kukuk, Blackstone President, and Charlie Sedlock, Division Manager with Hamm, Inc., recently presented at Waste Expo 2017 during the “Deep Dive Discussion” session, Landfill Innovative Cover Solutions, on May 8, 2017. Their presentation, Exploring New Solutions in Landfill Covers, discussed the design, installation and monitoring of the Alternative Earthen Final Cover (AEFC) at the […]

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Blackstone Presents at the 67th Annual KU Environmental Engineering Conference

Blackstone President, Michael Kukuk, and Senior Project Manager, Lindsay James recently presented at the 67th Annual KU Environmental Engineering Conference on April 19, 2017, held at the University of Kansas Union.  Their presentation, Controlling Landfill Odors and other Advancements in Landfill Technologies, covered topics including the nature of odors from solid waste facilities, dynamics of […]

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Mat Edwards Announcement

Blackstone Environmental is pleased to announce that Mat Edwards has joined our staff as an Environmental Geologist. Mat received a M.S. in Geology from the University of Kansas in December 2016 and B.S. degrees in Earth Science and Physical Science from Emporia State University in August 2014. Mat’s graduate work at the University of Kansas […]

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Blackstone Participates in the 16th Annual Prairie Village Earth Fair

On Saturday April 15th, Blackstone personnel, Anne Melia and Melanie Rehor, sponsored a glass bottle painting activity at the 16th Annual Prairie Village Earth Fair. The painting activity is designed to demonstrate “reuse and re-purposing” of glass bottles. Non-toxic acrylic paint, intended for use on glass, was used. Interesting glass bottles were collected and labels […]

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Blackstone to present at WasteExpo 2017!

Blackstone will be presenting at WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans on May 8, 2017! Blackstone Environmental designed a system using trees and prairie grasses to pump water out of caps, which Mike Kukuk, the company’s president, says is more economical and sustainable than traditional prescriptive caps, and as effective at reducing water infiltration. Kukuk is […]

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