Partners for Pollution Prevention add three new members, award inaugural scholarships at annual conference

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) welcomed three new members during their 20th annual conference and trade show on September 20. ARaymond Tinnerman, Decatur Plastic Products (DPP), and PK USA were welcomed as new members. This milestone year of the conference took place during Pollution Prevention Week as proclaimed by Governor Eric Holcomb for September 18-24, 2017.

Partners is a group of Indiana industries, businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities that are interested in pollution prevention and the financial and environmental benefits pollution prevention projects can bring. The group holds quarterly meetings and an annual conference and trade show enabling members to exchange ideas, receive updates on regulations, and share pollution prevention success stories.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Office of Program Support facilitates Partners by coordinating and promoting networking opportunities, voluntary pollution prevention activities, and participation in state recognition programs.

For photos, visit www.IN.gov/idem/6930.htm.

The Partners for Pollution Prevention started a scholarship fund in honor of the “20 years of Pollution Prevention in Indiana” that was celebrated at this year’s conference. Three schools were chosen to receive the scholarships: Purdue University, Ball State University, and Indiana University. Each school received $1,000 to award to a student of their choosing with the following criteria:

• an undergraduate student at one of these three schools
• an Indiana resident
• interested in pursuing industrial sustainability and/or pollution prevention in industry

Megan Townsend, Purdue University, received the Partners for Pollution Prevention Scholarship. Megan is a junior in Environmental and Ecological Engineering.

Anthony Smith, Ball State, is focusing on the environmental management track of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. His GPA is 3.833.

Indiana University’s recipient is yet to be named.

Additional information about the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention can be found at www.idem.IN.gov/ppp/index.htm.

About ARaymond Tinnerman

ARaymond Tinnerman is a global, family owned business that embraces a multicultural network of independent companies operating on 4 continents. They primarily produce metal fasteners for automobiles. ARaymond strives for continual improvement in its operation to prevent pollution.

About DPP

Decatur Plastic Products (DPP), located in North Vernon, provides high quality injection molding, flocking, assembly and finishing services along with expert engineering assistance and material recommendations. Manufacturers in virtually every industry, including the automotive, consumer products, electronics, medical, electronics, institutional, packaging, telecommunications and consumer industrial markets, have partnered with DPP since 1983.

About PK USA

PK USA, located in Shelbyville, is the primary supplier of metal body parts, chassis parts and plastic injection parts for automotive companies in the United States as well as other parts of the world. PK USA enjoys a position of leadership which was earned on the basis of our strong commitment to research and development, advanced design of the equipment used, ultramodern production techniques, an urgent sense of responsibility to customers and team members, and a commitment to quality. The parent company of PK USA is Press Kogyo Co., Ltd, one of Japan’s largest independent automotive parts manufacturers. Their processes include steel stamping, welding, e-coat, plastic injection molding and assembly.

About IDEM

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.

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