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Four Indiana businesses join Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention

Indiana’s Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) welcomed four new members to the program during the organization’s quarterly meeting hosted by Purdue University’s Environmental and Ecological Engineering Division on June 5.

Minneapolis, MN, January 25, 2013 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.) The inductees are:

Da-Lite Screen, a brand of Milestone AV Technologies, LLC

  • Located in Warsaw
  • For over 100 years, Da-Lite has been designing, manufacturing and marketing the most comprehensive line of projection screens in the world. Today, Da-Lite offers a wide selection of proprietary projection screen fabrics and materials.

Monarch Beverage Company/EF Transit

  • Located in Indianapolis
  • EF Transit is the logistics branch of Monarch Beverage Company; Indiana’s largest distributer of beer and wine. Each day, EF Transit trucks transport some 60,000 cases of beer and wine from the Indianapolis distribution center to more than 7,000 Hoosier retail accounts. Guiding these activities is a singular mission statement and a set of principles created by employees.

Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

  • Located in Indianapolis
  • Pace Analytical Services, Inc. Indianapolis laboratory offers an extensive range of high quality analytical services. The laboratory is housed in a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility and specializes in the analysis of soil, water and waste for a wide range of parameters.

Stanley Security Solutions

  • Located in Indianapolis
  • Stanley Security Solutions, formerly known as Best Access Systems, has been in the lock manufacturing business for many years. This facility has been successful in making quality product while maintaining a safe work environment for its employees. Additionally, Stanley Security Solutions is an environmentally conscious facility that strives to conserve energy, minimize waste, and prevent pollution.

The four businesses join 67 other Indiana facilities and companies that have joined Partners by pledging to implement pollution prevention in their operations and activities.

The Partners organization began in 1998 and is comprised 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. Partners hold quarterly meetings and an annual conference and trade show that provide networking opportunities and feature speakers on a variety topics, including updates on environmental regulations and pollution prevention success stories. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM’s) Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance works closely with the Partners by coordinating the program and promoting and encouraging networking opportunities, voluntary pollution prevention activities, and participation in state recognition programs.

“Companies that implement pollution prevention measures often save money because efficiency is gained in their manufacturing processes, raw materials are saved, and less waste is generated,” said Rick Bossingham, assistant commissioner for the Office of Compliance Support at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). “Companies that take the Partners’ pledge promote environmental stewardship in a number of ways by involving their employees in company projects, taking part in community activities, and networking with other businesses.”

The next Partners meeting will be held in Plainfield on September 25th and 26th at the Annual Pollution Prevention Conference. Information about the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention can be found at Businesses who wish to learn more about the program or receive emails about upcoming events may contact Rachael Yanni, program coordinator with IDEM, at (317) 234-4053 (direct), (800) 988-7901 (toll free), or

In the photo (left to right): Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention executive director Ron Allen of Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, and Rick Bossingham, IDEM assistant commissioner, welcome Karl Anderson, Pace Analytical Services, Inc., as a new member of the program.

Pace Analytical Services, Inc., is the second largest environmental testing laboratory company in the United States, operating a nationwide network of 20 environmental laboratories and 14 service centers with a list of certifications and accreditations that covers the nation. For more than 34 years, Pace has provided analytical support to major oil, chemical, transportation, mining and manufacturing companies and prides itself in offering clients—both on a national and local level—with exceptional service, legally defensible data and convenient online data management.

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