NOVEMBER 2008

Pull-A-Part receives Tennessee environmental award

Pull-A-Part was the recipient of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry award for outstanding environmental accomplishments for its Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville locations at the annual Tennessee Chamber Environmental Conference.

Pull-A-Part was presented with the award for Solid Waste Management and achievement certificates for significant contributions in air quality, water quality, hazardous waste management and environmental excellence – receiving recognition in all five award categories again for the third consecutive year. The award winners were selected by a committee consisting of members of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Pull-A-Part was acknowledged for its efforts in going beyond regulatory compliance and devoting resources to produce an environmentally safe raw material for the steel recycling industry while eliminating the potential for automotive fluids and chemicals to pollute Tennessee’s land, water, and atmosphere. The company also opens its facilities to police and fire training programs in the areas it serves.

Based on recycling an average of 3,000 tons of automobiles each month at the three Tennessee locations, Pull-A-Part annually prevents, as a result of a unique de-pollution process, 4.5 million pounds of waste from entering Tennessee landfills. Additionally, each location recycles approximately 50,000 gallons of oil, gasoline, brake fluid, transmission fluid and antifreeze, as well as thousands of lead-acid batteries, each year.