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DWW PlacardThe Department of Transportation (DOT) Special Permit DOT-SP 11329, first granted to Degesch America, Inc. in 2005 was scheduled to expire on April 30, 2019.  Degesch America, Inc. applied for the renewal of the Special Permit in January, and we are pleased to report, the application has been approved.  Under the terms of the Special Permit, operators transporting our products, Phostoxin®, Magtoxin®, Fumitoxin® and Detiaphos® are exempt from specific DOT regulations under certain conditions.

Operators who meet the requirements of the Special Permit are not required to are not required to affix Hazardous Material placards to their vehicle or possess a Commercial Drivers License to transport less than 21 kg of properly marked products.

The Special Permit can be viewed here: DOT-SP 11329

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Each year more than 250,000,000 pounds of solid waste are generated in the USA.   Most of this waste, about 65%, makes its way to public and private landfills. Degesch America, Inc. (DAI) is committed to being a corporate steward of the natural resources of our planet and as a result, we have placed additional emphasis our recycling program.  Since its inception, the DAI Recycling Program has diverted more than 1,000,000 pounds of waste from landfills.  For calendar year 2016, we recycled 30,000 lbs. of paper/cardboard, 60,000 lbs. of aluminum and 105,000 lbs. of steel.  We are proud of this effort and will strive to generate even less waste going forward.

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Centaur Analytics, a leading AgTech IoT company developing sensors and software solutions that improve the quality and safety of agricultural products, announced today that it entered into a supply and collaboration agreement with Detia Degesch Group, a global leader in stored product protection solutions for commodities such as grains, wheat, rice, maize, soya, nuts, dried fruits, tea, coffee and tobacco as well as for processed food products. Under this agreement, Detia will promote and market Centaur’s integrated wireless sensors and IoT platform analytics using its global salesforce and will also use the Centaur solution throughout its own network of fumigation services. The joint offerings are slated for availability in Germany, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa in the coming months.

View the complete Press Release here

Kevin McCreedyDegesch America, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kevin McCreedy has been appointed Division Manager for the Gulf Coast region. In his new position Kevin will oversee the day to day operations of the Houston and Gulf Divisions. Kevin is a native of Sacramento, California and over a decade of experience in the fumigation industry. Kevin attended California State University of Sacramento, after which he worked in retail management for 18 years. During this time, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest, eventually changing careers and accepting a position at Dico Pacific Fumigation. When Dico Pacific was acquired by Degesch America, Inc. in 2011, Kevin joined our Columbia River Division (CRD), based in Portland, OR. Prior to his current appointment, Kevin served as the CRD Operations Coordinator.
Kevin has participated in many phosphine, methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride fumigations of mills, containers, silos, ships, warehouses, railcars and food plants and will bring this experience to his new position.