The Award of Excellence

An Award of Excellence is granted to those Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) that have distinguished themselves by achieving perfect compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal pretreatment standards and requirements during one calendar year.

Achieving all effluent quality standards typically requires more than just a properly designed, operated, and maintained pretreatment system. A carefully written and executed slug control plan and pollution prevention strategies are also very important, requiring training and active participation throughout the organization. Significant time and attention must be devoted to address all permit self-monitoring and reporting requirements. Compliance is also determined through unannounced sampling and inspections by city staff. Thus, those SIUs that have met the Award of Excellence criteria have devoted a lot of time, effort, and attention into obtaining this distinctive level of program implementation.

We want to acknowledge and thank the award winners for their hard work, dedication, and environmental stewardship. We congratulate them for their attainment of this superior level of performance and encourage the continuation of their efforts to improve effluent quality and to protect and conserve our water resources. The industries that have achieved 100% compliance with all permit limits and conditions, as well as all other local, state, and federal pretreatment standards and requirements during the most recently completed calendar year are as follows:

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2014

  • Adele Knits, Inc
  • Bekaert Textiles, USA, Inc.
  • Caterpillar Axle Manufacturing
  • Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corp.
  • Grass America, Inc.
  • Highland Industries, Inc.
  • Microfibres, Inc.
  • Rexam Beverage Can Company
  • R J Reynolds Tobacco, Tobaccoville
  • RockTenn CP, LLC
  • Siemens Energy, Inc.
  • Sonoco Corrflex, LLC
  • Superior Manufacturing Company
  • Unifirst

While many of our significant industrial users have accomplished a repeated acknowledgment of their efforts with our Award of Excellence, there have been a few that have been able to distinguish themselves by achieving this level of excellence for 5 consecutive years. These industries are listed below.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 5 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Oracle Flexible Packaging (2007 – 2011)

Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corp. (2004 – 2008) and (2010 – 2014)

Rexam Beverage Can Company (2010 – 2014)

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