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 was 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, 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
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),
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