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Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson Senior management at Douglas Machine in Alexandria did a "dumpster dive" Thursday to pick out all the recyclable materials that were thrown in the trash. Front to back are Craig McLain, Tom Peterman, Jon Ballou and Chris Haugen.

Dumpster diving at Douglas Machine

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Last Thursday wasn't a typical day at the office for the senior management executives at Douglas Machine in Alexandria.

They were scrounging through the garbage.


But it was all for a good cause - Earth Day.

The "dumpster diving" activity focused on drawing attention to the effectiveness of the company's recycling program.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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