The Edmond Sun

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February 24, 2012

Pelco Products earns 2011 environmental award

EDMOND — Pelco Products Inc. received Edmond Beautiful’s Keep it Clean, Keep it Green award at the City Council recently. The award recognizes an Edmond business that sets and implements a specific goal to beautify, reduce, reuse, recycle or divert waste within the community, business or as an organization.

From left are Pelco’s Mark Nash, Edmond Beautiful’s Saundra Naifeh, Pelco’s Phil Parduhn, Mary Bloedow, EB Chairman Richard Wrede and EB’s Josh Moore and Dan O’Neil.

Pelco set four main goals: Use the highest quality processes to manufacture; use the highest quality materials available to reduce scrap and rework; use environmentally friendly practices and materials and seek out methods to reduce or eliminate scrap or chemical discharge; and maintain the Pelco grounds and facility in a way that makes Edmond residents proud.

Pelco continually works toward its goals. Pelco uses domestic sources whenever possible for high quality material that creates less air pollution due to stricter air quality standards in the United States as well as decreases the consumption of fossil fuels for transportation. The Pelco production team works four-day, 10-hour shifts each week to reduce the fuel consumed in commuting to and from work by 20 percent for each employee. Pelco uses 100 percent wind energy for its entire facility.

These initiatives, among many other practices and successes, made Pelco the 2011 Keep it Clean, Keep it Green business award winner, stated Edmond Beautiful.

The Keep it Clean, Keep it Green business award winner receives recognition of the accomplishment with a plaque on display in the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce building as well as a public announcement at a City Council meeting. All applicants that met the intent of the award will receive a Certificate of Recognition for their efforts.

Edmond Beautiful works to establish, enhance and empower Edmond toward a better environment for all generations. The organization provides the community with a way to improve the environment by recycling, remodeling old businesses and regulating laws ensuring the environment of the community, along with many other projects educating the residents of Edmond on the environment.

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