Garlock Wins Fourth Environmental Award for Solvent Elimination Project
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Garlock Sealing Technologies
1666 Divison St.
Palmyra, NY, 14522
Press release date: September 8, 2009
Palmyra, N.Y., September 8, 2009 - The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) has honored Garlock Sealing Technologies with its 2009 MVP2 Award for the Best P2 pollution prevention project. The award will be presented at a special ceremony at the organization's Washington, D.C., headquarters on September 22.
The project, which eliminated use of a volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP) from production of Garlock's industrial sheet gaskets, has recently garnered similar awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Business Journal and the Rochester (NY) Business Journal.
"Obviously being in the fluid sealing industry, our business is built on pollution prevention," said Chris Rockwell, Garlock's Director of North American Environmental Services. "With that in mind we set out to make our own operations as environmentally friendly as possible. This and other voluntary initiatives undertaken largely as part of a major plant modernization project have brought us significantly closer to achieving that objective."
The MVP2 awards are presented in four categories - MVP2 Project/Program for which Garlock won, Best P2 Publication, P2 Champion and P2 Volunteer of the Year. Recognizing outstanding projects and programs, the awards are judged on the basis of innovation, measurable results, transferability, commitment and optimization of available resources.
NPPR is the largest membership organization in the U.S. devoted solely to pollution prevention. It provides a national forum for promoting the development, implementation and evaluation of efforts to avoid, eliminate or reduce pollution at the source. Its members comprise preeminent pollution prevention experts from regional resource centers, state and local government programs, small business assistance networks, non-profit groups, industry associations, federal agencies including the EPA and academia.
About Garlock Sealing Technologies Garlock Sealing Technologies, an EnPro Industries company, is the acknowledged global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products. These include compression packing, gasketing, hydraulic components, dynamic seals, metal gaskets, high-performance metal seals and critical-service flange gaskets, as well as expansion joints. The company has 15 global operations employing more than 1,800 people and a distributor network that covers 75 countries. Its 12 manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America collectively produce the broadest range of fluid sealing products designed specifically for industrial applications. In addition, it operates the most extensive testing facilities in the industry. For more information about the company and its products, visit www.garlock.com.
For more information, contact Chris Rockwell, Garlock Sealing Technologies, 1666 Division Street, Palmyra, NY 14522. Phone: 800-448-6688; Email: email@example.com; Web: www.garlock.com.
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