The Gorgas are going green! I'm excited for you to see how the "garbage business" unfolds. Let me start off by saying that Joe is first and foremost a real estate developer and continues to be one. He owns many buildings throughout New Jersey, and thank God real estate is booming again. Building will always be his "first love," but when an opportunity came to him to invest in this type of cutting-edge technology at the ground floor, he went for it. I wish he would have spoken to me first and told me he was going to invest so much money, but he's never steered this family wrong and I trust him. Is it nerve racking? YES! And sometimes you get burned, which we have, but if you don't take risks in life, you may never get to experience those great successes. That's how we have always lived and always will. Nothing was ever handed to either of us and we are OK with that. We like working hard, and at the end of the day, it's all for our kids.
So as for the company we invested in. It's actually not a sanitation or garbage business. It's a technology company that uses advanced plasma technology to convert waste into energy. The truck you saw is just a small part of the overall business. It transports various materials such as sensitive government documents and medical waste to our plasma facilities where they convert waste into energy. The waste goes through a huge chamber, which heats the materials at a temperature hotter than the sun, breaking it down in to gas. We then convert that gas into energy! It's very cool and green! In the near future there will be no more landfills contaminating our soil and polluting the air. It will all be thanks to plasma technology! I'm excited that you'll get to see the actual plasma facility and more of what we are doing with the technology this season.
I'm happy Amber and I were trying to get to know each other again, but at our dinner she couldn't stop bringing up the fact that she had cancer and I didn't know. I was trying my hardest to explain to her that if I knew I would have called. It just seems like she knows we both had "life" happen and didn't stay in touch (neither of us called in years), but I'm willing to accept my part and I'm not sure if she is.