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Greenville Mayor Wants Hefty Fines Imposed for Mess

Published in The Herald Newspaper on January 2, 2008
Written By: Monica Pryts
Summarized by: Casey and Taylor

Mayor Richard Miller wants Greenville Commerce Park to pay hefty fines for cleaning up the Trinity site. Greenville Commerce Park bought the property in 2004. They have been since demolishing buildings and structures. They have been leaving scrapes of junk lying around. The fine for violating is $600. Miller proposed raising the price to $1000.00. Joe Joseph, the borough’s solicitor said Pangas would have to tell Commerce Park he will be investigating property for possible violations. Greenville Commerce Park will then have 30 days to remedy the situation if it doesn’t comply, Pangas could issue citations. It would be up to court to see if a fine should be assessed and if the fine should be increased. Council will vote on Tuesday.
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Trinity Invests in its Romanian Factory

external image factory.jpgPublished by: International Railway Journal
Written by: Timothy Wallace in January 2001
Summarized by: Paige

This article tells about how Trinity was aiming to expand its presence in Europe. Trinity was cutting back manufacturing of freight wagons in the United States, and they were increasing the number in Europe. The company had already purchased a 70% stake in Astra Vagoane Arad, Romania. Also, it tells about what Trinity's main motive was which was to potentially construct freight vehicles more cheaply while still meeting the required quality and safety standards in both Europe and the USA. You can read more by going to the following site:

Trinity Accused of Illegal Dumping

Article summarized by: Paige, Halie, and Sarahmoz-screenshot.jpg
Published in The Herald: March 31, 2006external image lg.jpg
Written By: Mike Roknick

This article is about Trinity dumping illegal waste. Trinity Industries and one of its employees were charged by the state Attorney General's office. They were charged because they were dumping and transporting hazardous waste without a license. Each of the counts is punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison along with fines of up to $100,000 a day for every violation. You can find all this and more at:

Trinity Industries Wants to Inspect Site for Hazardous Waste

Published in the The Herald on January 4, 2008external image can.jpg
Written by: Monica Pryts
Summarized by: Tony and Dylan
Trinity Industries Inc. wants to inspect for hazardous materials but the current property owner refused to give them permission. Commerce Park of Greenville Inc. owns the land and has been sued by Trinity. In early 2006 Trinity was charged by the state attorney general’s office for dumping hazardous waste at 60 Union Street. In 2004 Commerce Park bought Trinity’s North Plant and they have been demolishing buildings and structures on the property. To read the entire article go to:

Trinity Employee Pleads Guilty to Allowing the Dumping of Hazardous Waste

Published in the Sharon Herald on October 31, 2006
Written by: Monica Prytsexternal image gavel.jpg
Summarized by: Dakota and Nick W.

Trinity employee pleads guilty to allowing the dumping of hazardous waste. A former maintenance supervisor for Trinity Industries Inc. pleaded no contest Tuesday to allowing illegal dumping of hazardous waste at the company’s former Greenville rail car plant. John H. Bindas is charged on March 31 by the state Attorney General’s office with three felony counts. Bindas pleaded no contest to one count of unlawful management during a plea hearing with Mercer County. The rest of the charges against Bindas were dismissed by the Attorney General’s office. The Attorney General’s office recommended Bindas to pay $1,000 fine and be one sentenced to one year of probation. To read the whole article go to:


N E W S R E L E A S E by the COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIAexternal image money.jpg
Written by: Freda Tarbell on 12/21/06
Summarized by: By: Garrett & Colton

Trinity was sent to court. They lost because they dumped hazardous illegal chemicals behind the south plant on the baseball field. They had to pay 50,000 dollars to the state’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund, and they had to pay 300,000 dollars in fines. Trinity went into a plea agreement with the state Attorney General’s Office. For more info go to:

Trinity Sues New Owner of Plant Site

Newspaper: The Sharon Herald
Date Written: 1/18/08
Author: Monica Pryts
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Commerce Park is being sued by Trinity for help in the clean up of its former plant. Commerce Park bought the north plant in 2004 planning to transform the plant for multi-tenant use. In 2006, Trinity was charged by the state Attorney General’s office for illegally dumping waste at the site. Trinity was ordered to clean up and pay a fine of $254,502 and contribute $50,000 to nonprofit organizations. Trinity claims that Commerce Park is also responsible for releasing asbestos by destroying the buildings on the property. William E. Marsteller was the defendant of which Trinity claimed had affairs that have been intertwined with Commerce Park. Go to the website at the top of the page to find out more.

Trinity Deal Spreads Money Around Town

The Herald Newspaper
external image money2.jpgTrinity deal spreads money around town
By: Monica Pryts
Published: February 21, 2007
Summary by Paige
This article states that the state Attorney General’s Office handed out more than $50,000 to local organizations. This was part of the settlement with Trinity. Trinity and the state Attorney General’s Office reached a plea agreement on Dec. 21. Trinity pleaded no contest (no contest pleas in Pennsylvania are considered guilty pleas.) to five misdemeanor charges. Trinity was also ordered to pay a $200,000 fine. Trinity paid this fine to Pennsylvania Solid Waste Abatement fund. They also had to pay $52,502 to the state Department of Environmental Protection. To find out more go to…

Trinity Allowed to Inspect Plant Site

external image IMG_2673.JPGArticle By: Monica Pryts
Date: January 22, 2008
Name of Newspaper: Sharon Herald
Summary By: Kristen L. & Destiny W.

Commerce Park of Greenville has been ordered to allow Trinity Industries to enter & inspect the former railcar site for hazardous waste. Judge Arthur J. Schwab of U.S. District Court of Pittsburgh. On Jan. 3, he granted Trinity’s motion to access the property which Commerce Park bought in 2004. Commerce Park is being sued by Trinity. They refused to give Trinity permission to enter the property. The Park asked the court to deny Trinity’s request. The court order said (quote) no later than Feb. 1st Commerce Park should allow Trinity’s environmental consultants to enter the property at 60 Union St.