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Charah, Inc. Named to Business First of Louisville’s FAST 50

Ranked for Sixth Consecutive Year as One of Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in Greater Louisville Area

LOUISVILLE, KY (October 24, 2013) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, has been named one of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in Greater Louisville by Business First of Louisville for the sixth consecutive year. Charah was ranked 34th this year, 19th in 2012, 9th in 2011, 2nd in 2010, 3rd in 2009 and 11th in 2008.

The Fast 50 companies are independent, for-profit and privately held; have an average of at least $1 million in revenue for the three most recent years; are headquartered in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble counties in Kentucky, or Clark, Floyd, Harrison or Washington counties in Indiana; and have a three-year operating sales history.

Charah was recognized during Business First’s Fast 50 Awards Luncheon on October 22, 2013 at the Kentucky International Convention Center and in a Fast 50 special publication in the October 25, 2013 print edition of Business First.

About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill construction, operations, management & closure; fly ash, bottom ash, Gypsum & FGD byproduct management; coal combustion product (CCP) sales & marketing; innovative products for the agricultural market; power plant support services including limestone supply, gypsum operations & wastewater treatment; ash pond conversion & closure; wet to dry fly ash conveyance and collection system conversion; ash pond management; Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.

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Scott Vanderventer Joins Charah, Inc. as Director of Agricultural Product Sales

LOUISVILLE, KY (August 21, 2013) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, announced today that Scott Vanderventer has joined the management team as Director of Agricultural Product Sales, effective July 18, 2013. He is based in Louisville, Kentucky and is responsible for leading the sales development and execution for SUL4R-PLUS® and other Charah agricultural products.

Mr. Vanderventer has more than 30 years of experience in agricultural sales, most recently with Oxbow Fertilizer where he served as sales and marketing director for bulk fertilizers. Prior to that, Mr. Vanderventer worked for CF Industries and Matlok Fertilizer Company.

Mr. Vanderventer has a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Southern Illinois University and an A.S. in Business Administration from College of Lake County, Illinois. He previously served on the board of directors of the Agricultural Retailers Association in Washington, D.C. and the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association.

“We are delighted to have Scott join the Charah team,” said Charles Price, President and CEO of Charah. “His extensive experience in the agribusiness industry and fertilizer sales will be a great fit for Charah as we continue to grow our agri-products business unit and broaden the range of innovative services that we provide to the coal-fired electric utility industry.”

About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill construction, operations, management & closure; fly ash, bottom ash, Gypsum & FGD byproduct management; coal combustion product (CCP) sales & marketing; innovative products for the agricultural market; power plant support services including limestone supply, gypsum operations & wastewater treatment; ash pond conversion & closure; wet to dry fly ash conveyance and collection system conversion; ash pond management; Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.

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Charah Accepted Into Metro Indianapolis Coalition For Construction Safety and IDOL Partnership

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 15, 2013) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, announced today that it has been accepted into the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) – Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) Partnership.

MICCS is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving zero injury on construction job sites. Members include construction companies, users of construction services (owners), design professionals and construction-affiliated organizations and companies from all parts of Indiana. The MICCS Certification Program was developed in 1996 as a way for construction consumers and contractors to prequalify their subcontractors by providing them with important safety related information in an easily accessible and standard format. This web-based database allows system users to, in mere seconds, view validated safety statistics and information on exhaustive audits MICCS conducts on each participating company.

The program is also the gold standard in safety. To become a “MICCS Certified Company” means that a company’s safety performance is among the top 20% of construction companies in the nation. The program is also a checks and balances for companies when it comes to their safety program through each year. Each year MICCS provide an extensive review of a company’s safety program and validates that the statistics in the program’s database are what was also reported to OSHA. The four status levels in the MICCS Certification Program are Participating, Qualified, Certified and MICCS-IDOL Certified Partner.

“We are honored to be accepted into this partnership in recognition of our uncompromising commitment to safety,” said Charles Price, President and CEO of Charah. “Safety is our foremost priority and we are always exploring new ways to improve our worksites and our employees’ attention to safety.”

About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill construction, operations, management & closure; fly ash, bottom ash, Gypsum & FGD byproduct management; coal combustion product (CCP) sales & marketing; innovative products for the agricultural market; power plant support services including limestone supply, gypsum operations & wastewater treatment; ash pond conversion & closure; wet to dry fly ash conveyance and collection system conversion; ash pond management; Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.

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Charah Receives Two Additional Employee Safety Awards from North Carolina Department of Labor

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented Charah’s Gold-level Certificates of Achievement to Charah employees at the NCDOL annual safety banquet in Asheville, North Carolina on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (left to right): Matt Winfree, Charah Operations Manager – East; Scott Richards, Asheville Site Manager; and Keith Jackson, Charah Safety Specialist.

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 8, 2013) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, has received two additional prestigious awards for an outstanding record of employee safety from the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL). In June, Charah was recognized for its safety record at its engineered fill project at the Greater Asheville Regional Airport, in conjunction with Duke Energy’s Asheville Power Plant, and for its ash processing, landfill operations and landfill management project at Duke’s Marshall Power Plant. Charah’s landfill construction, operations and management project, located at Duke’s Roxboro Power Plant, received a Certificate of Safety Achievement on April 16, 2013. This is the second year in a row that Charah has been recognized by NCDOL for its safety record.

The company’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state’s highest safety award, was presented by North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, in recognition of Charah’s outstanding safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions in 2012, at award ceremonies in Asheville and Hickory, North Carolina.

This annual awards program, run by the NCDOL, recognizes companies that strive to excel in safety. Each year the state awards more than 2,000 certificates to companies around the state. In order to qualify for the Gold award, each company must have ten or more full time employees, must have had no fatalities during the calendar year at the site or location for which the award is given; and must have maintained an incident rate at least 50% below the average for its particular industry group.

“We are honored to receive these additional awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor in recognition of our uncompromising commitment to safety,” said Charles Price, President and CEO of Charah. “Safety is our foremost priority and we are always exploring new ways to improve our worksites and our employees’ attention to safety. Congratulations to all the Asheville and Marshall site personnel on achieving this milestone.”

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented Charah’s Gold-level Certificates of Achievement to Charah employees at the NCDOL annual safety banquet in Hickory, North Carolina on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 (left to right): Walter Fox, Charah Regional Manager; John Williams, Marshall Site Manager; Ben Hildebrand, Marshall Operator; Donnie Hagar, Marshall Operator; and Keith Jackson, Charah Safety Specialist.

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Charah Recognized by North Carolina Department of Labor for Employee Safety

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 29, 2013) – Charah®, Inc., a leading provider of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry, has received a prestigious award for an outstanding record of employee safety from the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL). This is the second year in a row that Charah has been recognized by NCDOL for its safety record.

Charah’s landfill construction, operations and management project, located at Progress Energy Carolinas’ Roxboro Power Plant in Roxboro, North Carolina, received a Certificate of Safety Achievement on April 16, 2013. The company’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state’s highest safety award, was presented by North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, in recognition of Charah’s outstanding safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions in 2012.
This annual awards program, run by the NCDOL, recognizes companies that strive to excel in safety. Each year the state awards more than 2,000 certificates to companies around the state. In order to qualify for the Gold award, each company must have ten or more full time employees, must have had no lost time accidents and also must have achieved incident rates 50% below their SIC code.

Marvin Bradsher, Justin Mize, Matthew Morris, Rob Long and Keith Jackson accepted the award on behalf of Charah. A presentation to Roxboro site personnel was held on April 22, 2013 during Charah’s daily morning safety briefing.

“We are honored to receive this award from the North Carolina Department of Labor in recognition of our commitment to safety,” said Charles Price, President and CEO of Charah. “Safety is our foremost priority and we are always exploring new ways to improve our worksites and our employees’ attention to safety. The Roxboro site is also well on its way to earning the “Million Man Hour” award with 339,371 hours to date since operations began in 2009 with no lost time injuries. Congratulations to all the Roxboro site personnel on achieving this milestone for two consecutive years.”

About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill construction, operations, management & closure; fly ash, bottom ash, Gypsum & FGD byproduct management; coal combustion product (CCP) sales & marketing; innovative products for the agricultural market; power plant support services including limestone supply, gypsum operations & wastewater treatment; ash pond conversion & closure; dry fly ash conversion; ash pond management; and Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.


North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presents Charah’s Gold-level Certificates of Achievement to Charah employees (left to right): Keith Jackson, Charah Safety Specialist; Matthew Morris, Roxboro Equipment Operator/Administrator; Marvin Bradsher, Charah Field Safety Technician; Rob Long, Roxboro Assistant Site Manager; and Justin Mize, Roxboro Site Manager.


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