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CARROLLTON PRESENTS 2014 ENVIRONMENTAL DISTINCTION AWARDS

Carrollton, Texas The followingThe City of Carrollton Environmental Services Department recognizes industries that consistently comply with industrial pretreatment and stormwater regulations for a full year, and honors the Environmental Distinction Award to industries that have enhanced their pollution prevention operations and shown environmental leadership.

2014 Environmental Distinction Award Ruskin

Ruskin Rooftop Systems receives Carrollton's 2013-2014 Environmental Distinction Award

Carrollton City Council presented the Environmental Distinction Award to Ruskin Rooftop Systems for the second year in a row for their continued commitment to environmental sustainability and leadership on December 9.

Ruskin Rooftop Systems manufactures commercial HVAC accessories and energy recovery ventilators. Since last year, Ruskin has reduced its solid and hazardous waste by 89% by expanding its recycling programs, and has reduced its water consumption by 53%, in part by installing one-gallon flush toilets.

Ruskin does not discharge process waste water and plans to see energy decreases after installing motion-sensors for lighting this year. The company has adopted a creek-monitoring program, partnered with Metrocrest Services to assist local children, as well as helped with school supply drives, food pantry donations, and local blood drives. Ruskin has certifications for both ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management Systems; and, ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management Systems.

2014 Environmental Distinction Award Group

2013-2014 Recognized Consistently-Compliant
Industries under the Pretreatment Program

The recipient of the Environmental Distinction Award is selected by a committee comprised of Environmental Services staff and chaired by City of Carrollton Councilmember Lisa Sutter. As one of only two cities in the Metroplex that recognizes industries during public meetings, the councilmembers show their commitment to actively encourage industry partners toward environmental quality and sustainability.

During this 12th annual awards presentation, six other companies also were recognized for their consistent compliance with environmental requirements. The following companies have regularly met the requirements of the Industrial Pretreatment Program and Stormwater Program during the 2013-2014 pretreatment year: Electro Plate Circuitry (Capital Drive Facility), Gerdau Ameristeel, Halliburton Energy Services, Quality Powder Coating, Quik Trip, Quantum Clean, and Texas Finishing.

With a commitment to achieve environmental excellence and to improve the quality and vitality of the community, each company is commended for pollution prevention achievement, commitment to environmental principles, and their leadership in creating a sustainable future in their facilities and in the community. For more information, contact Environmental Services at 972-466-3060.

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