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Metal Finishing

Organization(s) Environmental Protection Agency - Region 1
Project Description The National Strategic Goals Program for metal finishers has shifted its focus in 2002. The Program will now concentrate on encouraging metal finishers across the country to develop Environmental Management Systems. The partners of the Strategic Goals program, including American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers (AESF) Association, Metal Finishing Suppliers Association (MFSA), National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF), EPA, States, and POTWS feel that environmental management systems will help metal finishers to reap the economic rewards that going beyond compliance can bring to a small business.

As Corporate Sponsors of the Strategic Goals Program, Pratt & Whitney of Hartford, CT is sponsoring an Environmental Management System Project for their suppliers. The project kicked off on October 9, 2002, at the UTC Leadership Center in Farmington, CT. Pratt & Whitney, along with EPA Region NE and CT DEP, invited all Connecticut metal finishers to a one day workshop on Environmental Management Systems for Metal Finishers. Many attendees indicated that the measurement section of the workshop, based on case studies of companies that saved thousands of dollars by implementing an EMS, was most useful. Pratt & Whitney has now begun the next step of the project, a monthly peer training session that develops different aspects of an EMS. By the end of the project, participating companies should have a basic EMS developed for their facility.

EPA Region 1-NE staff presented two papers at the annual American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Conference for Environmental Excellence held in Daytona, FL in February 2003. One involved a panel discussion with Pratt & Whitney and Raytheon on Region 1's efforts to use a "greening of the supply chain" approach to help small metal finishers reach and go beyond compliance, and the second paper was on the use of interns to provide assistance to metal finishers. The Region is currently helping EPA HQ develop a Supply Chain Partnership project for Aerospace.

On May 14, 2003, a workshop on EMS's for metal finishers and other small businesses was held at New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Peterborough, NH (see description in the NH Program Update above). As part of a "greening the supply chain" effort, the workshop kicked-off a 6-8 month long training series on EMS's for suppliers of New Hampshire Ball Bearings.

More Info www.epa.gov/NE/assistance/neeat/metals1.html
Project Contact
Name Linda Darveau
Phone 617-918-1718
Project Keywords
Processes Cleaning, Surface Finishing
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmental Management Systems
Industrial Sectors Metal Finishing and Electroplating
Activity Keywords Conference, Training/workshops
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 13 No. 1, Spring 2003 [PDF]


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