Electro-Spec, Enterscape, MasterGuard, and NISCO Cooper were inducted into the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) program during their December 4 meeting hosted by Integrity Biofuels in Morristown, Ind. These companies join 68 others that pledge to incorporate pollution prevention into their products, services and processes.
The Partners organization is comprised of Indiana industries, businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental entities that are interested in pollution prevention and the financial and environmental benefits pollution prevention projects can bring. Partners hold quarterly meetings and an annual conference and trade show, enabling members to exchange ideas, receive updates on regulations, and hear pollution prevention success stories.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance facilitates Partners by coordinating and promoting networking opportunities, voluntary pollution prevention activities and participation in state recognition programs. “The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention learn from one another about new innovations and work together to promote pollution prevention in Indiana. We are very pleased to welcome these four new members,” IDEM Assistant Commissioner Rick Bossingham said.
NISCO Cooper is a supplier for rubber and plastic weather stripping in the automotive industry. They make rubber and plastic seals for the doors, windows, and truck lids of automobiles. The plant has been landfill free since January 2012, and is ISO 14001:2004 certified. NISCO Cooper is a division of Japanese based Nishikawa. The facility in Topeka has been in operation for 25 years and employs 450 workers.
Electro-Spec Inc. is a precious metal plating company serving the telecommunication, medical, automotive, battery and medical industries. They have been in operation for 54 years and currently employ 85 workers at their Franklin plant. They are ISO 14001 certified and a member of the IDEM’s Environmental Stewardship Program.
Enterscape is a “software-as-a-service” business that creates custom data collection systems used to increase their clients’ enterprise intelligence. They focus on providing information that results in energy reduction, improved quality, operational efficiency and risk mitigation. The New Albany company has been in operation for five years and has four employees.
MasterGuard is a leading Tier One manufacturer of high-quality, stamped metal components and complex assemblies. Their products include metal bumper systems and components for trucks and SUVs. They have been in operation for 15 years and employ 700 workers at their Veedersburg plant.