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ASAE Announces Winner of Hancor Soil and Water Award

Findlay, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2004 — The Interim Director of the Iowa State Water Resources Institute received the 2004 Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award at the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) international meeting.

Stewart Melvin, P.E., ASAE Fellow, who is also a professor at Iowa State University, was honored for his educational leadership and his outstanding research and extensive involvement in soil, water and waste management.

Melvin teaches agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State, where he was head of the department from 1995-2001. He also is a consultant for Curry-Wille & Associates of Ames, Iowa.

Sponsored by Hancor, Inc. since 1966, the Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award recognizes noteworthy contributions to the advancement of soil and water engineering. Contributions may be made in different areas, including research, teaching, planning, design, construction, management, or materials development.

“We’re proud to be involved with this award and to have someone of Stewart Melvin’s stature and magnitude earn this honor,” said Hancor’s Vice President of Marketing Bill Altermatt. “It’s such a pleasure to be able to recognize Dr. Melvin for his long support of our industry and many outstanding accomplishments.”

ASAE officials presented the Hancor Soil and Water Engineering award on Aug. 4, 2004 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Melvin helped establish and led the Soil, Water and Waste Management Extension engineers throughout Iowa. He significantly advanced the knowledge and technologies involved in understanding and managing soil compaction effects and remediation, animal agriculture effects on the environment, animal waste management and ag drainage.

About ASAE
The American Society of Agricultural Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASAE comprises 9,000 members representing more than 100 countries.

About Hancor
One of the nation’s largest suppliers of storm water management systems, Hancor manufactures a wide variety of plastic drainage products for the commercial, residential, construction and agricultural markets. Hancor was founded in 1887 in Findlay, OH and operates manufacturing facilities and service centers across the country.

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Ms. Tori Durliat, Hancor, Inc.
Marketing Communications Manager
401 Olive Street,
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 1-800-537-9520
Fax: 1-419-424-8302
E-mail: tdurliat@hancor.com


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