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Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


News Article | May 12, 2017
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AIS Network, a leader in IT managed services, and Ciniva, an award-winning integrated marketing firm specializing in website development, today announced a creative partnership and integration. The partnership provides mutual customers with the opportunity to leverage Ciniva’s award-winning development team and AISN’s high security, high compliance platform and suite of eGov managed solutions. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., Ciniva is known as a “one-stop marketing shop” for digital and traditional advertising, specializing in designing, developing, populating and marketing custom solutions. A winner of many industry awards, Ciniva has been named “Best PR and Marketing Firm/Advertising Agency” and is a recipient of the Gold Hampton Roads ADDY Award and “Best Graphic Web Design Firm” award, among other honors. Based in McLean, Va., AISN is SWaM-certified and the premier provider of eGov services to the Commonwealth of Virginia, supporting dozens of state agencies and other public entities with application development, support, security and high compliance cloud hosting. The Commonwealth recently extended AISN’s contract for state agencies, localities and education. AISN hosts http://www.Virginia.gov and recently completed development of the Virginia School Quality Profiles online state report card tool. “We are delighted to partner with Ciniva on some exciting, upcoming projects, especially sophisticated web applications that make government big data fast and approachable, and then in the Virginia tourism industry, visually compelling web sites that help revitalize economic development and tourism objectives in Virginia,” said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson. Last fall, Ciniva client Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism was recognized by the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC), winning a Gold Award in the Online Communications category for website redesign, built by Ciniva. Ciniva also manages the Currituck Outer Banks web presence and paid digital search and social media campaigns. “This integration is a perfect fit for customers who not only need to modernize and enhance their online presence but need to do so in a way that will help actualize meaningfully the goals of the site and the organization, and at the end, show measurable return on investment. We can extend AISN’s capabilities to serve government and the Virginia tourism industry by offering proven expertise in branding and integrated marketing,” said Steve Van Leeuwen, Ciniva’s president and master strategist. AISN’s three Virginia contract vehicles make Virginia government IT purchasing a one-stop shop. They are the CAI Virginia IT Contingent Labor Contract Statement of Work (SOW) – Application Development, VA-120416-AISN Hosting Services, and VA-120413-BPI Web Applications Maintenance and Operations. Executive branch agencies, counties, cities, towns, schools and all other public entities throughout the Commonwealth can use AISN as a one-stop shop to build, host, operate and maintain their mission-critical applications, websites, portals, databases and more. About AIS Network AIS Network takes highly regulated businesses and governments to the cloud. AISN is the high compliance, secure cloud hosting and IT managed services expert serving large enterprises in the health care, pharmaceutical, government and financial industries, notably numerous international corporations and the Commonwealth of Virginia. When our clients’ highly regulated data, applications, payment portals and websites are simply too critical or complex to entrust to a commodity hosting provider, they call us for help. We engineer, customize and manage high-performance, secure cloud and disaster recovery solutions. Our clients never worry about whether their IT environment can pass a HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, SOX or other compliance audit, because we pass ours 100% of the time. We value highly giving our clients all of the personalized attention that they deserve, while also helping them to audit their infrastructure, reduce their IT compliance risk, avoid costly regulatory mistakes and lower costs for their business and their customers. Visit http://www.aisn.net. About Ciniva The Ciniva Agency is one of the larger digital development and marketing agencies on the East Coast. The company manages the media investments of key organizations in the fields of tourism, healthcare, real estate, transportation and services out of its Norfolk, Va. offices. Ciniva's network delivers digitally-integrated, full-service solutions covering the areas of search, social, local, mobile, and content marketing, coupling award-winning website development and high-level hosting solutions. Ciniva services corporations and small businesses, including Huntington Ingalls Industries, Currituck Outer Banks, Bon Secours Health System, The Port of Oakland and the Jamestown Settlement. To learn more, visit ciniva.com or follow Ciniva on Facebook.com/CinivaSystems, on Twitter at @CinivaWebAgency, and on LinkedIn.


News Article | May 9, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avizia, the leading end-to-end telehealth solution provider, today announced the appointment of Joseph M. Quinn as its chief financial officer. In this role, Quinn will guide Avizia’s strategic growth initiatives as the company expands its telehealth solution suite across the healthcare continuum. At Avizia, Quinn will be responsible for all accounting, finance, human resources and legal operations. Avizia recently closed several high-profile partnerships, which include an $18 million Series A funding round. With Quinn’s guidance, the telehealth technology provider will accelerate the expansion of its solution suite and further drive innovation in the field of virtual care. “Joe has a track record of mindfully accelerating businesses and optimizing company resources for success,” says Mike Baird, CEO at Avizia. “His experience will be an asset as Avizia advances its mission to connect providers and patients no matter their location or condition.” Quinn comes to Avizia with two decades of experience as a CFO and vice president of finance for several high-profile companies, including 14 years at AOL. Through his financial executive leadership, Quinn helped redefine the accounting and finance functions for the company during a period of significant growth and later led the finance team responsible for repositioning AOL’s Access and Paid Services business unit. Quinn comes to Avizia from comScore Inc., a cross-platform media measurement company, where he was in charge of revenue accounting and operations. “I am thrilled to be a part of Avizia’s mission to close the healthcare access gap,” says Quinn. “We already reach more than 40 countries and eight of the top 10 hospital networks in the US, and we’re well on our way to connecting patients to providers anytime, anywhere.” Quinn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Avizia is the only comprehensive telehealth solutions provider that empowers hospitals and health systems to span clinical programs and services across the continuum of care. Avizia provides efficient, accessible telemedicine solutions that integrate care coordination, provider collaboration, consultation and patient access. With solutions found in more than 40 countries and eight of the top 10 hospital networks in the United States, Avizia strives to ensure that a patient in need will never be denied care due to geographic barriers. For more information, visit www.avizia.com.


MILTON, GA / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2017 / Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRDN) ("Meridian Waste" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, today announced the completed acquisition of The CFS Group, LLC, The CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services, LLC and RWG5, LLC (collectively, "The CFS Group"). The CFS Group services 30,000+ commercial, industrial and residential customers in the Richmond, VA market area utilizing frontload, roll off and automated side load vehicles, containers and other related equipment, two MSW landfills, one transfer station and one recycling facility all located within central Virginia. Following the transaction, under Meridian Waste's ownership, The CFS Group companies will continue to own and operate all of their existing waste collection and disposal assets with greater access to capital for growth and acquisitions. The transaction marks Meridian Waste's first solid waste acquisition outside the state of Missouri and creates a vertically integrated market for the Company within the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2016, The CFS Group generated $25 million in revenues. Rob Guidry, a twenty-seven year veteran of the solid waste industry, and all 109 CFS employees join the Meridian Waste family in this transaction and will continue operations in their respective locations. Mr. Guidry will continue in his role as the President of The CFS Group, responsible for managing the business and operations of the companies. "The stock transaction maintains the integrity of our entities while granting us access to greater capital to replace scheduled equipment and systems and invest in new opportunities for expansion. This event will be seamless in the eyes of our customers and stakeholders, as our entire team continues to strive to be the best in the solid waste industry," stated Mr. Guidry. Following the acquisition, Meridian Waste services over 118,500 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers with an estimated annual run rate of $58 million in combined revenues. Meridian Waste financed the acquisition with $34.1 million of additional capital provided by current senior lenders and funds from a recently completed equity offering. "Meridian Waste is on the forefront of an explosive period of growth, and I couldn't be more pleased than to have The CFS Group and Rob Guidry lead our expansion into the Commonwealth of Virginia," stated Jeff Cosman, CEO of Meridian Waste. "This acquisition further defines our growth strategy of targeting and expanding within vertically integrated markets and serve as a platform for further growth. Our combined companies will continue the quality environmental services The CFS Group's customers have come to expect, and we know that together we create a stronger company driven by men and women committed to a clean community and environmental excellence. We welcome our newest team members to Meridian Waste and are proud to continue their efforts in providing superior customer service under the Meridian Waste family of companies." Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. is a company defined by our commitment to servicing our customers with unwavering respect, fairness and care. We are focused on finding and implementing solutions to solid waste needs and challenges within the industry and for our customers. Currently, the company operates in St. Louis, Missouri and Richmond, Virginia servicing over 118,500 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential and roll off trucks, the Company operates four transfer stations, one recycling facility and three municipal solid waste landfills. This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve certain risks and uncertainties. The actual results or outcomes of Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. may differ materially from those anticipated. Although Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any such assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. Therefore, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. can provide no assurance that any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties and risks inherent in the forward-looking statements included in this press release, such information should not be regarded as a representation by Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. that its objectives or plans will be achieved. Included in these uncertainties and risks are, among other things, fluctuations in operating results, general economic conditions, uncertainty regarding the results of certain legal proceedings and competition. Forward-looking statements consist of statements other than a recitation of historical fact and can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "intend," "expect," "will," "anticipate," "estimate" or "continue" or the negatives thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Because they are forward-looking, such statements should be evaluated in light of important risk factors and uncertainties. These risk factors and uncertainties are more fully described in Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc.'s most recent Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading entitled "Risk Factors." Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. does not undertake an obligation to update publicly any of its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. MILTON, GA / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2017 / Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRDN) ("Meridian Waste" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, today announced the completed acquisition of The CFS Group, LLC, The CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services, LLC and RWG5, LLC (collectively, "The CFS Group"). The CFS Group services 30,000+ commercial, industrial and residential customers in the Richmond, VA market area utilizing frontload, roll off and automated side load vehicles, containers and other related equipment, two MSW landfills, one transfer station and one recycling facility all located within central Virginia. Following the transaction, under Meridian Waste's ownership, The CFS Group companies will continue to own and operate all of their existing waste collection and disposal assets with greater access to capital for growth and acquisitions. The transaction marks Meridian Waste's first solid waste acquisition outside the state of Missouri and creates a vertically integrated market for the Company within the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2016, The CFS Group generated $25 million in revenues. Rob Guidry, a twenty-seven year veteran of the solid waste industry, and all 109 CFS employees join the Meridian Waste family in this transaction and will continue operations in their respective locations. Mr. Guidry will continue in his role as the President of The CFS Group, responsible for managing the business and operations of the companies. "The stock transaction maintains the integrity of our entities while granting us access to greater capital to replace scheduled equipment and systems and invest in new opportunities for expansion. This event will be seamless in the eyes of our customers and stakeholders, as our entire team continues to strive to be the best in the solid waste industry," stated Mr. Guidry. Following the acquisition, Meridian Waste services over 118,500 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers with an estimated annual run rate of $58 million in combined revenues. Meridian Waste financed the acquisition with $34.1 million of additional capital provided by current senior lenders and funds from a recently completed equity offering. "Meridian Waste is on the forefront of an explosive period of growth, and I couldn't be more pleased than to have The CFS Group and Rob Guidry lead our expansion into the Commonwealth of Virginia," stated Jeff Cosman, CEO of Meridian Waste. "This acquisition further defines our growth strategy of targeting and expanding within vertically integrated markets and serve as a platform for further growth. Our combined companies will continue the quality environmental services The CFS Group's customers have come to expect, and we know that together we create a stronger company driven by men and women committed to a clean community and environmental excellence. We welcome our newest team members to Meridian Waste and are proud to continue their efforts in providing superior customer service under the Meridian Waste family of companies." Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. is a company defined by our commitment to servicing our customers with unwavering respect, fairness and care. We are focused on finding and implementing solutions to solid waste needs and challenges within the industry and for our customers. Currently, the company operates in St. Louis, Missouri and Richmond, Virginia servicing over 118,500 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential and roll off trucks, the Company operates four transfer stations, one recycling facility and three municipal solid waste landfills. This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve certain risks and uncertainties. The actual results or outcomes of Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. may differ materially from those anticipated. Although Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any such assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. Therefore, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. can provide no assurance that any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties and risks inherent in the forward-looking statements included in this press release, such information should not be regarded as a representation by Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. that its objectives or plans will be achieved. Included in these uncertainties and risks are, among other things, fluctuations in operating results, general economic conditions, uncertainty regarding the results of certain legal proceedings and competition. Forward-looking statements consist of statements other than a recitation of historical fact and can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "intend," "expect," "will," "anticipate," "estimate" or "continue" or the negatives thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Because they are forward-looking, such statements should be evaluated in light of important risk factors and uncertainties. These risk factors and uncertainties are more fully described in Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc.'s most recent Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading entitled "Risk Factors." Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. does not undertake an obligation to update publicly any of its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In his inspiring and motivational new book, Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey, an icon of higher education, shares the insights and philosophy that have shaped his empowering leadership model. Set to be released on February 20, 2017 the book ($24.99, hardcover, Hampton University Press, available on Amazon.com) examines ten principles that have guided Dr. Harvey throughout a remarkable life and career, spanning his upbringing in Brewton, Alabama and his current role as one of the longest serving higher education presidents in the United States. During his nearly 40-year tenure at the helm of one of the nation's most prestigious small colleges, Dr. Harvey has helped usher in a remarkable era of growth. When he assumed the presidency of Hampton in the summer of 1978 the university's endowment stood at $29 million. Today it exceeds $260 million, making it consistently in the top three of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) with the largest endowments. "When I interviewed for the presidency at Hampton 39 years ago, I made it clear that if selected, I would run Hampton like a business for educational objectives," said Harvey. Harvey attributes much of his success to one of the principles he discusses in a chapter on fiscal conservatism, that also illustrates the compelling way he weaves throughout the book, the importance of his parents in framing his leadership philosophy. "I mentioned that my mother emphasized, 'If you have a dollar, you can't go to the grocery store and buy a dollar and twenty-five cents worth of groceries. This concept demonstrates sound thinking, and I have incorporated her views into my philosophy". In one particularly poignant account, Harvey describes the role his boyhood home played as a meeting place for civil rights leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his brother Rev. A. D. King and Rev. Ralph Abernathy. His father allowed him to be present during meetings but as Dr. Harvey describes, "He gave me permission to be present with the proviso that I could not ask a question, venture an opinion, or otherwise speak. As he would say, 'You are to listen and learn." Another chapter deals with the importance of results, amply demonstrated in the growth of Hampton University under Dr. Harvey's leadership. As he notes, "We at Hampton have realized undeniable success for almost four decades in the areas of academics and research, student enrollment and accomplishments, finances, the enhancement of the physical plant, and athletics". One of those accomplishments is the unique place the university holds as the first and only HBCU to have 100 percent control of a NASA mission, a global climate change project run by Hampton's Atmospheric Science unit. For an example, Hampton currently has three satellites orbiting the earth and expects to launch another one within the very near future.  A powerful testament to Dr. Harvey's influence and example, are the 17 former administrators of Hampton University who served under Dr. Harvey, and have gone on to become presidents of other institutions of higher learning. "Dr. William Harvey is a phenomenal mentor who promotes and advances his staff, providing opportunities to soar above the eagles and to land safely when storms erupt as they inevitably will do," said Dr. Elnora Daniel, former President of Chicago State University. For anyone seeking to become an effective leader, in any endeavor, the core values, characteristics and insights outlined in Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model, is a must-have guide. You can learn more about Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model at http://www.PrinciplesOfLeadershipBook.com/. For media requests and additional information, contact B. Da'Vida Plummer, Assistant Vice President Marketing/Dean of The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, Hampton University at (757) 727-5405 or DaVida.Plummer@hamptonu.edu.                                   About Dr. William R. Harvey Dr. William R. Harvey has served as President of Hampton University for 39 years. During his tenure, he has introduced innovations that have solidified Hampton's stellar position among the nation's colleges and universities. His extraordinary leadership is reflected in the growth and quality of the University's student population, academic programs, physical facilities and financial base. Hampton University has built the first proton therapy cancer treatment center in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- an unparalleled hub for cancer treatment, research and technology. An astute businessman, Dr. Harvey has applied his business acumen to the needs of Hampton University. In the process, he established student scholarships, created jobs, provided services, and increased the number of African-American entrepreneurs, while expanding the tax base in the City of Hampton. In addition to the distinguished leadership Dr. Harvey has provided to Hampton University, he is the sole owner of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Houghton, Michigan. Photos accompanying this release are available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=42208 http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=42209

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