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Eight Michigan Metal Finishers Awarded by EPA
The Michigan Strategic Goals Program (SGP) will recognize
eight Michigan companies for their continued environmental performance.
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) presented the awards on
March 20th, at the Ford Conference Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
The Michigan-based metal finishing facilities will be recognized by the
DEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their environmental
accomplishments under the National Metal Finishing SGP. The SGP is a performance-based,
voluntary program that includes commitments by the industry to meet multimedia
environmental targets that substantially reduce metal finishing waste
from their operations. The SGP rewards companies that reduce metal and
organic chemical emissions, water use, sludge generation, and energy beyond
environmental compliance levels.
The gold-, silver-, and bronze-level awards are presented when a company
achieves the national goal performance levels and maintains good compliance
standing as verified by a Technical Review Panel represented by the DEQ,
the EPA, and a publicly-owned treatment works.
A bronze-level award shows 33 percent progress toward the national goals,
while silver denotes a 66 percent achievement, and gold is for 92 percent
achievement and designation as a Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen.
Michigan is one of twenty-one states that participate in the national
program. The members of the Michigan Metal Finishers Association are proactive
environmental stewards, and the SGP works as a conduit between industry,
local, state, and federal regulatory agencies; a program that works to
bridge the gap between businesses and environmental agencies.
Companies recognized for their achievements are: KC Jones Plating, Hazel
Park (bronze); Wolverine Plating Corporation, Roseville (bronze); Bronson
Plating, Bronson (silver); ElectroChemical Finishing Company, Wyoming
(silver); ElectroChemical Finishing Company #2, Wyoming (silver); Howard
Finishing, Madison Heights (silver); Lansing Plating, Lansing (silver);
and Tawas Plating & Powder Coatings, Tawas City (silver).