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Entrepreneur Goes From Living in His Truck, To Making a Deal in ‘The Den’

Entrepreneur Anthony Jones successfully closed a deal with two Dragon’s Den investors on the November 20, 2013 airing of the show. Jones, thrilled at the outcome, explains how he lived out of his half-ton truck when he first started, to build the business literally from the ground up.

“I remember waking up from the sound of the engine running in my half-ton truck at 5am after a night of sleeping in the back seat. I would park every evening at the local truck stop and I would prepare the back seat with the two “large doggy pillows” that I had scrambled for the cash to purchase, (my reason for the doggy pillows was that they are packed with hay and insulation so not to create dampness and humidity,) lay down my sleeping bag, put on my sweatpants, hooded sweater, 2 layers of socks, turn up the radio and fall asleep. When I woke up, I would climb into the front seat and drive to the local YMCA, use the facilities, shower, gym and bathroom – I would get cleaned up and would head off to work. I would buy food that didn’t have a shelf life and would only eat when I needed because I was more worried about having enough money to purchase fuel to stay warm…that was my priority. After a long day’s work I would repeat the same routine.”

Jones is no stranger to business, in fact, prior to starting “Hunky Haulers” he successfully ran a commercial sub-contracting construction company at the age of 19, with $600 to his name. By the time he was 29, they were up to $20 million in labor contracts ($300 million in labor and supply signed contracts to fulfill.) As a result, Jones moved his operations outside of Canada and set up his business in the United States. Unfortunately, in the fall of 2008 when the recession hit, Anthony had to liquidate this business in order to ensure he could make payroll due to uncollectable receivables. By January of 2009, he had to lay off over 200 union men and women employees and start from scratch.

“When I lost my business in 2009 after the recession – I remember thinking, now what? Now it’s going to get hard, what do I do? I started Hunky Haulers in March of 2011 based on an idea to be in a business that would allow me the opportunity to serve the community and give back, I wanted to create something that changed the way people looked at the service industry – the way the service industry looked at the community and the way we empowered businesses, people, churches, charities, ideas, sports programs – around us” said Anthony Jones, CEO of Hunky Haulers. “When I received the email from the producers of CBC’s hit show – Dragons Den, I immediately was excited but was nervous and scared because I didn’t know how I could afford to get there –I mustered up the courage, the little money I had and started driving, didn’t look back and the rest is history. The most important thing that I learned from this experience is that EVERYTHING that is most important to you – that matters the most, WILL fit into a half ton truck, everything else in life is trivial…”

About Hunky Haulers
Hunky Haulers® offers a full-service Clutter Cleanup Crew that has an edge on the market.

They aren’t your average junk removal company; they don’t look at their community neighbor’s items as “junk.” There are memories associated with every item, so they like to consider what they do as “Clutter Cleanup” and creating a fresh start for these items. They offer a NO OBLIGATION on-site free estimate and are proud to be able to give our customers 100% satisfaction and service at more than 15% – 20% cheaper rate than their competition.

Hunky Haulers® corporate culture and policies are centered around social awareness and being a community leader. They work with a number of local, national and international charities.

About Dragon’s Den
Launching a business is no small task. No matter how big an idea you think you have, it still takes a lot of work and a ton of cash. Enter the Dragons’ Den, where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts and products to a panel of Canadian business moguls who have the cash and the know-how to make it happen. They’ve all been there themselves, so you better not enter the Den unprepared. It takes more than passion to convince these boardroom barons that your idea is worth their investment. The Dragons are ruthless and rightly so – it’s their own personal money on the line.

DRAGONS’ DEN is filmed at CBC and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and encores Sundays at 9 p.m.

If you are interested in speaking to any of the Dragons or host Dianne Buckner, please feel free to contact Erin Richards at CBC, (416) 205 7994, Erin.Richards@cbc.ca.

Contact Details: Website: www.hunkyhaulers.com
Toll Free: 1-855-438-4865
Direct: 604-355-4865
anthony@hunkyhaulers.com
Mail: Suite 205 – 17750 Hwy10
Cloverdale, B.C. V3S1K4 Canada
The Hunk Quarters: Suite 469 – 604 Columbia St.
New Westminster, B.C. V3M1A5 Canada

For more information about this topic, Hunky Haulers Corporate Giving Strategies, or to schedule an interview with Anthony Jones, CEO of Hunky Haulers, call (778) 549-3419 or email Marco Pasqua, Director of Corporate Giving and PR at marco@hunkyhaulers.com

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Compostory.org Launches IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign to Develop Digital Learning Platform

Educating local government officials on the benefits of recycling their cities’ organic waste is about to become a whole lot easier, thanks to the digital age. Compostory.org, a brand-new media company with operations in Malmö, Sweden and San Francisco, California, just launched its maiden 35-day crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.com.

Compostory.org is dedicated to packaging an unprecedented online learning platform for local governments in effort to bring officials up to speed on organic waste management practices. The team is driven by Camille W. Duran, a recognized media expert specializing in building digital platforms for the knowledge industry.

“As of today, it’s not easy enough for influencers from around the world to get basic education on organic waste management” according to Duran. “The difficulty of the early-stage research is a real barrier to action. We want to build a platform showcasing industry knowledge and great stories, to equip participants with a vision and a thorough understanding of the topic.”

Compostory.org is currently leveraging different funding avenues. The IndieGoGo.com 17k goal will directly finance the production of a first course, featuring seven to twelve minute documentary-style videos with whiteboard animated lessons designed by industry experts. The open course, comprised of several modules, will be accessible on-demand from an online course catalog for free. The first course will be initially distributed to 200 local governments in the US and Europe and aims at encouraging officials to start effectively managing and profiting from their city’s organic waste stream.

Access to best practice guidelines, expert opinions, cutting-edge research and most importantly, success stories in neighboring cities, packaged in one online platform, can ultimately pave way for a domino effect. “It’s very exciting to see the impact that online education is having on other industries” says Camille, “and it’s time for the recycling industry to truly profit from it as well.”

Compostory.org aims to become a premium digital platform for knowledge sharing in the field.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Wilmington

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Wilmington, Delaware at the Sheraton Suites December 14-16, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 14 and 15.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 16 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Burbank

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. If your facility generates hazardous waste in the state of California, you must comply not only with the California hazardous waste regulations, but also with federal regulations that have not yet been incorporated into the California rules.

Environmental Resource Center®, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Burbank on December 14 – 16 at the Holiday Inn – Burbank Media Center.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 14 and 15.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 16 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Charlotte

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Holiday Inn – Charlotte University on December 7 – 9, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 7 and 8.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 9 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training Comes to Cary

Personnel who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 24 hours of initial training. Personnel who are involved in clean-ups at waste sites, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or voluntary clean-ups involving hazardous substances must have 40 hours of initial instruction.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Cary, NC on December 6-8 for the 24-Hour Hazwoper and December 6-10, 2010 for the 40-Hour Hazwoper. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Personnel that complete this course will receive a Hazwoper wallet card, a training certificate, one year of free Answerline service and handbook updates, and a free subscription to Environmental Resource Center’s safety and environmental e-newsletters.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 919-469-1585, 1-800- 537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes

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Hazmat Training Comes to Mobile

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Mobile on November 2-4, 2010 at the Holiday Inn – Bellingrath Gardens.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on November 3-4.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on November 5 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Chicago

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Chicago at the Spring Hill Suites on October 12 – 14, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on October 12 and 13.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on October 14 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Cary

When workers handle hazardous waste and/or hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually. Environmental Resource Center’s DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both your annual review and DOT 49 CFR recurrent training requirements as well as learn about new requirements that have been enacted over the past year.

Individuals who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 8 hours of annual refresher training. Environmental Resource Center’s eight-hour refresher course satisfies the annual training requirement and will provide you with the “refresher” you need to be fully ready to respond when needed.

For those who must implement the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations in the workplace, a two day course is offered which will provide instruction on a variety of general industry safety and health standards, including walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, hazardous materials, hazard communication, machine guarding, respiratory protection, lockout/tagout, confined spaces, and recordkeeping.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the training in Cary at its headquarters, 101 Center Pointe Dr. on October 5 – 8, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 8-Hr. Refresher Course will be held on October 5, 2010.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher will be held on October 6, 2010

OSHA 10 Hour Compliance Course will be offered on October 7 and 8, 2010

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Hazmat Training Comes to San Antonio

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. If your facility generates hazardous waste in the state of Texas, you must comply with the Texas hazardous and industrial waste regulations, as well as federal regulations that have not yet been incorporated into the Texas rules.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in San Antonio at the Hilton – San Antonio Airport on October 12-14, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management in Texas will be taught on October 12 and 13. This two-day seminar meets the Texas and federal annual training requirements for generators of hazardous waste in Texas. Topics covered include waste characterization, on-site management, manifesting, land disposal restrictions, recordkeeping and reporting, source reduction, and universal waste. Information on the modifications and new rules that may affect your facility’s hazardous waste management program upon promulgation is also included.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on October 14, 2010 at the same location. This class meets both your initial and recurrent training requirements.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Spartanburg, SC

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Spartanburg on October 5-7 at the Radisson Hotel and Suites.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on October 5 – 6.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on October 7 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Pittsburgh

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training at the Crowne Plaza – Pittsburgh Airport on September 14-16, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on September 14 and 15.

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation: The Complete Course will be taught on September 16 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Minneapolis

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training at the Sheraton – Bloomington hotel on September 14-16, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on September 14 and 15.

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation: The Complete Course will be taught on September 16 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Charlotte

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

The DOT/RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both RCRA annual training requirements and DOT 49 CFR recurrent training requirements as well as learn about new requirements that have been enacted over the past year.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the training in Charlotte, NC at the Holiday Inn – Charlotte University on September 8, 2010. Class begins at 8 am and ends at 5 pm.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 919-469-1585 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes

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Hazmat Training Comes to Syracuse

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Syracuse at the Hilton Garden Inn on September 8 – 10, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on September 8 and 9, 2010

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on September 10, 2010 at the same location. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Philadelphia

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both your annual review and DOT 49 CFR recurrent training requirements as well as learn about new requirements that have been enacted over the past year. For those individuals with prior RCRA training, Advanced Hazardous Waste Management will be taught. This class covers much more than the regulatory requirements and meets your annual training requirement.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Philadelphia at the Embassy Suites – Philadelphia Airport on August 3 and 4, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

The Update and Refresher course will be taught on August 3.

Advanced Hazardous Waste Management will be taught on August 4
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Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Cleveland, OH

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Ohio EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Cleveland at the Holiday Inn Select – Strongsville on August 3-5, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on August 3 and 4.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on August 5 at the same location. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Untrained workers are frequently the cause of environmental accidents and penalties. In 2007, more than 20 companies had been cited by the Ohio EPA for the mismanagement of hazardous waste.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Chattanooga

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on June 22 – 24, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on June 22 and 23. DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on June 24 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training Comes to Cary, NC

Due to the unprecedented extent of the Gulf Coast oil spill, the need for industry professionals with Hazwoper training is steadily growing. OSHA requires Hazwoper training for any personnel that participate in the oil spill clean-up operations.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training Comes to Cary, NC

Personnel who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of all types of hazardous materials are required to have 24 hours of initial training. Personnel who are involved in clean-ups at waste sites, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or voluntary clean-ups involving hazardous substances must have 40 hours of initial instruction.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Cary, NC on June 21-23 for the 24 Hr. Hazwoper and June 21-25, 2010 for the 40 Hr. Hazwoper. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Personnel that complete this course, will receive a Hazwoper wallet card, a training certificate, one year of free Answerline service and handbook updates, and a free subscription to Environmental Resource Center’s safety and environmental e-newsletters.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 919-469-1585, 1-800- 537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes

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Hazmat Training Comes to St. Louis

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to St. Louis

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in St. Louis at the Holiday Inn – St. Louis Airport on May 11 – 13, 2010. Training begins at 8am and ends at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on May 11 and 12.

Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on May 13.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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