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Cadence is founded by Ted J. Reese, Chemical Engineer. Reese was the first to recognize the environmental and business benefits of using carbon-rich
industrial waste as fuel.

Cadence develops Chem-Fuel® the first liquid fuel to be processed from industrial waste to be used as an alternative fuel for cement kilns.

Cadence developes a nation-wide fuel processing network to process waste into Chem-Fuel®.

Cadence partners with Ash Grove Cement and becomes their exclusive ChemFuel® brand supplier.

Cadence develops patented technology to feed solid fuel to the center of a rotating kiln.

Cadence is first to use whole scrap tires as alternative fuel for cement kilns.

Cadence develops Mixing Air Technology for lowering NOx emissions in waste-burning cement kilns.

Cadence develops KalcinerDirect® allowing refinery waste to be sent from generator directly to the kiln.

Chem-Fuel® is used as a fossil fuel substitute in steel-making blast furnaces.

Cadence receives the nation's highest environmental award from the President's Council on Environmental Quality.

Cadence builds and staffs waste analysis laboratories at two Ash Grove Cement plants.

Cadence develops “FuelPacks” - the industry’s first containerized
waste fuel for cement kilns.

Cadence installs its patented waste-to-energy technology on kilns throughout Europe.

Cadence wins most
“Innovative Technology Award” for Mixing Air Technology.

Cadence launches GenDirect ... a program allowing generators to send waste directly to the Ash Grove kiln in Foreman, Arkansas.

Ted J. Reese transitions from President to Chairman of the Board.

Ted T. Reese becomes Cadence’s
President and CEO.

Cadence offers Gulf Coast refineries savings by offering the added capacity of the Ash Grove, Foreman, Arkansas kiln.