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Local Firms Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Contact: Cam Coley, 704-391-5106

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department honored 37 local companies this week for environmental excellence in protecting our community’s water quality.
The award winners are among more than 60 permitted industrial users that discharge high-strength wastewater into the city’s wastewater system. Their discharge permits and ‘pretreatment’ processes are monitored by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities System Protection section, whose mission is to protect the flow of wastewater into local treatment plants. This ensures proper treatment so that water can be safely returned to the environment.
Environmental Excellence Award winners have complied with their pollution discharge requirements, have cooperated fully with Utilities, and have exhibited a proactive and innovative approach to protecting water quality. The honorees were recognized during a luncheon Thursday at the Lee Dukes Water Treatment Plant in Huntersville.

Platinum Award
Trane, Charlotte

Crown Award
Cargill, Inc.

Gold Award
American Circuits, Inc. * Arjobex American * Carrier Corporation * Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Chematron Inc. * CPI Corp. * Dow Chemical Company * Duff Norton Company
Environmental Pumping and Drain Line Solutions * IGM Resins
Masonry Reinforcing Corporation of America * Mecklenburg County 521 Foxhole Landfill
Norfolk Southern Railway - M.W. Roadway Shop * Optical Experts Manufacturing
Jacobsen, A Textron Company

Silver Award
Allied Metal Finishing * Aplix, Inc. * Cargill * Charlotte Plating * Chesapeake Treatment Company
Cintas Corporation * Emerald Carolina Chemical * Frito Lay, Incorporated * HazMat Transportation
Herff Jones Inc. (Photo Division) * Independent Beverage Corporation * Mallard Creek Polymers
The Charlotte Observer * Pan-Glo Charlotte * Pelton & Crane * Pneumafil Corporation
Siemens Energy, Inc. * Snyder’s-Lance Inc. * Unifirst Corporation * Water Systems
Wallace Farm, Inc.