(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) inducted five new members at its 2019 Quarterly Meeting on Dec. 11th.
As members, each organization pledges to implement voluntary environmental initiatives at its facility, share information and expertise with other businesses, foster environmental stewardship among its employees, and help raise public awareness.
Cummins Inc., headquartered in Columbus since its founding in 1919, joins Partners as a corporation with five facilities located in Columbus and one facility located in Seymour. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies including battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Four of these facilities are also members of the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP).
AP Engineering & Consulting, Inc. (APEC) is a full-service geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, compliance management, and construction materials testing firm. APEC is located in Greenfield and has been in operation for 12 years.
Terracon Consultants, Inc. is a 100 percent employee-owned, multi-discipline consulting engineering firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials service to a diverse portfolio of private and public clients. Terracon is located in Indianapolis and has been in operation for 29 years.
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC is a full service engineering consulting firm specializing in civil, municipal, construction, environmental, and water resources engineering. This company joins Partners with all four Indiana facilities located in Indianapolis, South Bend, Columbus and Crown Point. They have been in business for seven years.
Wilcox Environmental Engineering is a full service environmental engineering firm that helps clients to identify, manage, or remove contaminants typically found in groundwater or soil. The company is located in Speedway and has been in operation for 25 years.
These new members join 95 other Indiana businesses that have committed to the Partner Pledge. They also go above and beyond with their commitment to voluntary environmental initiatives. A Partners membership provides each company with opportunities to network with other industries, businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities which share an interest in pollution prevention. They also will benefit from learning about the financial and environmental benefits of pollution prevention projects from the Partners organization. Partners hold four quarterly meetings a year including an annual conference and trade show, enabling members to exchange ideas, receive updates on regulations, and hear pollution prevention success stories.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Office of Program Support provides technical assistance and administrative support to Partners and works in a number of ways to promote pollution prevention activities. For more information, please visit IDEM’s website at www.idem.in.gov/partnerships.
IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.