Heil Refuse Vehicle Makes The Cut In New History Channel “sliced” Episode

Chattanooga, TN. (April 27, 2010) — What’s the best way to understand how something works? According to John McCalmont, it’s to slice it in half.
McCalmont is the host of a new series on The History Channel® called, “SLICED,” in which he and co- host, Budd Kelley, use a variety of incredible tools to literally slice objects apart, layer by layer, and explore their inner workings. From the macro to the micro, SLICED unveils the secret functions of the most complex machines, fastest engines, and biggest structures to reveal the mysteries of how these objects work by looking at them in a whole new way.
The series takes a look inside the refuse industry this season when McCalmont and Kelley attempt to slice apart a Heil Environmental front end loader style garbage truck. “The difficulty that the SLICED crew had in taking apart this vehicle, which is designed to perform for years in one of the world’s most demanding work-truck applications, is a tribute to its durability and high quality. And when folks get a chance to see what’s inside, they will be amazed at the level of technology imbedded in a Heil refuse collection vehicle,” said Eric Evans, Heil Key Account Manager.
Providing the garbage truck for the slice was a joint effort between Heil Environmental, Republic Services, and Mack Trucks.
Heil Environmental is the industry leader in specialized truck body manufacturing and produces the widest variety of refuse collection bodies available, including front loaders, rear loaders, side loaders, and recycling units. Republic Services is a leading provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Mack Trucks provides customers with innovative transportation solutions and is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks.
“My hat’s off to Heil Environmental, who went over and above to partner with Republic Services and Mack Trucks in support of the SLICED project,” commented Roy Svehla, Republic’s Senior Manager of Fleet Maintenance. “Heil’s unselfish efforts will be a major factor in guaranteeing that ‘our’ episode of SLICED will be the best of the season.”
The episode of SLICED featuring the Heil garbage truck will air on The History Channel on Thursday, May 27 at 10PM / 9PM Central. Watch your local listings to confirm the date and time in your area, or visit www.history.com to view the series schedule.