(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) inducted six new members at its 23rd Annual Indiana Pollution Prevention (P2) Conference and Trade Show held on Sept. 16 and 17, 2020. This year’s meeting was virtual because of COVID-19 precautions. 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.
Brulin Holding Company (BHC). BHC manufactures specialty chemicals under the brand names of Brulin and Patco Food Safety. They serve building maintenance, healthcare, industrial and food service markets. BHC has a strong commitment to research and development, and adheres to stringent quality assurance and specification standards. They have been in operation for 85 years.
Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Plant. Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Plant manufactures the 3500, C175, and 3600 series diesel and natural gas engines. The 1.3 million square foot facility receives raw engine blocks which they machine, assemble, test, paint, package, and ship to customers. The plant is also a member of IDEM’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The plant has been in operation for 38 years.
Elkhart Plastics, Inc. (EPI) – Elkhart and South Bend plants. EPI is one of the largest custom rotational molding companies in the United States, consisting of six independent facilities. EPI’s Elkhart and South Bend facilities were both inducted into Partners. EPI creates custom plastics in virtually every application imaginable, in lengths up to 160 inches, and an almost endless variety of shapes and thicknesses from storage tanks to boat seating and agricultural applications to waste bins. The company has been in operation for 32 years.
PSG Energy Group. PSG installs solar systems for various key markets in the Midwest. As part of a larger family of companies through the Envelop Group, PSG identifies renewable energy solutions to meet the client’s needs and has the capability to provide a comprehensive suite of facility services for energy reduction and offset projects. PSG has inherent industry knowledge and is an active member of national trade associations that promote renewable energy. The company has been in operation for four years.
SET Environmental, Inc. SET Environmental provides environmental management services to a nationwide client base with locations in eight states. Services include chemical/environmental emergency response, industrial maintenance, lab packs, and customized waste disposal programs. The company has been in business for over 40 years.
These new members join 104 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 three quarterly meetings a year and an annual conference and trade show, where members 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 (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.