Modern Corporation is the Chairman's Award Recipientby jpauly
Modern Corporation has been chosen as the 2016 Chairman's Award recipient by
the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chairwoman
of the Board, Kristen Trunzo. In over
fifty years of business Modern Corporation has contributed back to this
community supporting many charitable organizations and providing a much needed
service while adhering to the highest standards.
Modern Corporation was started in 1964 and grew out of Steve Washuta's paving business. He operated his business with great customer service and a solid reputation, expanding into trash service with a two truck operation. A strong work ethic helped grow the business into the corporation it is today with innovative business segments with over 300 trucks throughout Western New York and employing over 500 people from Niagara and Erie Counties and Canada. Customers include residential, commercial, and schools to name a few. The Modern Corporation is a group of companies that specialize in waste management recycling with innovative and sustainable environmental practices.
environment is a key aspect that affects the way Modern is run. Commitment has always been to adhere to the
highest standards in how they do business, complying with federal, state, and county
regulations. One of their main principles of the company is
Sustainability. Making decisions with a
long term perspective is key to their success with a goal of "recognizing the
value of "waste" as a resource and maintaining the commitment to the
environment." Examples of
sustainability throughout the corporation are woven in what they do from
recycling, transportation, energy, local food production (H2Gro Greenhouse),
community support and education. The best form of marketing the company includes
educational programs that are given throughout the year, both on site and off.
Technology plays a big part in the operations of Modern. GPS systems are integrated in all of the trucks and landfills. Computers are also in the trucks and are used in the operations of the recycling facility. With an ever changing industry, Modern has integrated the latest technology in all aspects of the corporation.
While the Modern Corporation is bound contractually through their host community agreement to give back to the towns over time, the company goes above and beyond any written obligations. Another principle of the company is giving back. Many community organizations have benefited from in kind and financial support of Modern. Some of the beneficiaries include: The Lewiston Kiwanis Club, Lewiston Art Festival, Lewiston Jazz Festival, Lewiston Harvest Festival, St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center, The Boys & Girls Club, Niagara Hospice, Local fire companies and many golf tournaments for organizations.
Modern Corporation is grateful for the community as the residents and businesses have helped them become successful. The community supports them so Modern in turn, supports the community. The men and women who work at Modern Corporation live and work in the communities that are served and are dedicated to preserving the long-term environmental and economic health of the region.
The Chairman and the Board of Directors of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce proudly congratulate Modern Corporation for their commitment in growing their business here in the Niagara River Region and willingly sharing their success with the community.