Taking charge of its environment. EnerSys, a manufacturer of industrial battery products, has won the Industrial Pretreatment Award from the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association. The award is given for outstanding performance in the pretreatment of industrial wastewater and recognizes the work done at the EnerSys manufacturing plant in Richmond, Ky. The facility processes 30,000 to 50,000 gallons of water each day through its filtration system and now recycles some 80 percent of its waste sulfuric acid. In 2008, the plant also recycled 210,000 pounds of lead that was extracted from its wastewater.
Carry it home. The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has earned its fourth consecutive Sustained Distinguished Performance award from the Elizabeth River Project. The award recognizes the VPA's continuing efforts to keep the Elizabeth River (Virginia) and its surrounding environment clean. The VPA, which has implemented an Environmental Management System and achieved an ISO 14001 certification, has also replaced its existing locomotive fleet with a hybrid locomotive and two ultra low-emission locomotives.
Repeat recognition. A.R. Williams Material Handling has been selected as Clark Material Handling Co.'s Dealer of the Year for 2008. A.R. Williams is based in Calgary, Alberta, with locations throughout Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. This is the second time the dealer, which has represented Clark for over four decades, has been recognized as Dealer of the Year.