Sanitation districts honor industries for being 'good corporate citizens'

Over 400 companies were presented with Year 2002 Certificates of Recognition by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for being "good corporate citizens."

WHITTIER, Calif., June 27, 2003 -- Over 400 companies were presented with Year 2002 Certificates of Recognition by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for being "good corporate citizens."

These companies were in consistent compliance with all their industrial wastewater discharge requirements for 2002. They met their limits for wastewater discharge; they were free from any notices of violation; they maintained their environmental equipment; and they fulfilled their permit requirements. Over 120 of the companies received this recognition for each of the last three years.

"As far as we're concerned, these are our model citizens," notes James Stahl, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Sanitation Districts. "We appreciate their effort because it makes our job of running a huge wastewater collection and treatment system so much easier."

Paul Martyn, head of the Sanitation Districts' Industrial Waste Section, added that the records of these facilities were carefully checked, and they are recognized for their conscientious effort.

"It's appropriate to recognize companies which have devoted time and money to achieve full compliance," notes Martyn. "You always hear about the bad guys, and we thought it was time that you hear about the good guys."

The idea for the Certificate of Recognition originated with the Sanitation Districts' Industry Advisory Council, an advisory group of 18 representatives from different industrial sectors. The Council and the Districts have felt it was important that industries with good compliance records be recognized. The Recognition Program is now in its seventh year.

"We hope this will become an award that is sought after by industry and recognized by the public," says Sam Bell, Vice President of Metal Surfaces, Inc. of Bell Gardens and chair of the Council. "It provides further incentive for companies to meet Districts' limits and regulations. The Sanitation Districts have always worked closely with industry, and recognizing industry for conscientious compliance is a further step to encourage companies to comply with regulations and protect the environment."

"The Districts hope this Recognition Program will further strengthen the relationship of government and industry working together for a better environment and a sustaining economy," added Paul Martyn.

The Sanitation Districts provide environmentally sound and cost effective wastewater and solid waste management for over half the population of Los Angeles County. The Sanitation Districts take what others think of as waste, and maximize recovery of resources such as energy, reclaimed water, and recyclable materials.

List of Industries Recognized for Compliance with Wastewater Discharge Requirements for 2002

ALHAMBRA

Ortel, Division of Amcore

ARCADIA

Arcadia Radiator Service
Danco Metal Surfacing
Siwave, Inc.

AZUSA

BFI Waste System of North America, Inc. (a)
CA. Day-Fresh Foods, Inc.
Cardinal Laboratories, Inc.
Criterion Catalyst Co., LP
McKeever & Danlee Confectionery Co. (a)
Onyx Environmental Services, LLC
Perkinelmer Optoelectronics SC, Inc. (a)
Products Engineering
Rick's Radiator
Valley Forge Acquisition Corporation (a)
Vanier Manufacturing, Inc.
Very Special Chocolats

BALDWIN PARK

La Puente Valley Cnty. Water Dist.
Miyako Oriental Foods (a)
Puritan/Ecolab, Inc.

BELL

Custom Building Prod.
Equilon Enterprises, LLC
Okeh Caterers, Inc.

BELL GARDENS

Metal Surfaces, Inc.
Model Plating Co., Inc.
Wei-Chuan U.S.A., Inc.

BELLFLOWER

Mac's Radiator

CARSON

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Anemostat, Western Operations
Carson Cogeneration Co. (Site 1) (a)
Carson Cogeneration Co. (Site 2) (a)
Chemoil Terminals Corp.
Coronet Manufacturing Company, Inc. (a)
Daico Industries, Inc.
Graphic Prints, Inc. (a)
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LP
Niklor Chem.
Ondeo Nalco Co.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles
Rhodia, Inc.
Solec International, Inc.
Stauffer Management Co.
West Coast Aerospace, Inc.

CERRITOS

Prudential Overall Supply

CLAREMONT

Garner Glass Co. (a)
Green Spot Packaging, Inc. (a)
Rich Products Corp.

COMMERCE

Adel Wiggins Group
Anderson Lithograph Co. (a)
Apex Drum Co., Inc.
Aramark Uniform Services, Inc.
Atlas Testing Labs., Inc. (a)
Commerce Refuse-to-Energy Authority (a)
F & J Metro Dyeing, Inc.
Fleming Metal Fabricators
Hemphill Spring Co.
Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. (a)
Huhtamaki Consumer Packaging-West, Inc.
Inland Paperboard & Packaging, Inc.
Master Screens (a)
Pressure Systems, Inc.
Ramcar Battery, Inc. (a)
Romac Supply Co.
Unified Western Grocers, Inc.
Univar USA, Incorporated
Valley Plating Works, Inc. (a)
Wire-Tech, Inc.

COMPTON

A-A-A Plating & Inspection
Akiyama Tsukemono California., Inc.
Best Trend, Inc.
Chemtex Print USA, Inc.
Coast Metal Craft
Dameron Alloy Foundries, Inc. (a)
Eagleware Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Fernando's Foods, Inc. (a)
Morrell's Electro Plating, Inc.
Sierra Cheese Manufacturing Co., Inc. (a)
Sodexho Textile Service Center (a)
Vista Coatings, Inc.

COMPTON

Unincorporated L. A. County
American Racing Equipment, Inc. (a)
Flo-Kem, Inc.
Laclede Professional Prod., Inc.
M. C. I. Foods
MGH Gourmet, Inc.
Telair
Wolf Range Co.

COVINA

John W. Potter, Inc. (a)
Rayne Water Conditioning, Inc. (a)

CUDAHY

General Inspection Laboratories (a)

DOWNEY

Astro Pak Corp.
Umex (a)

DUARTE

Estephanian Originals, Inc. (a)

EL MONTE

Clayton Manufacturing Co.
Diana's Mexican Food Prod., Inc.
Harlow Plating
Kotoff and Company, Inc. (a)
Los Angeles County MTA
M. C. Gill Corp.
Miller Dial Corporation (a)
Mission Laser Works, Inc.
Precision Coil Spring Co. (a)
Precision Metal Finishing

EL SEGUNDO

Allied Signal, Inc.
Raytheon Systems Co., Sensors and Electronic

GARDENA

Aerodynamic Plating Co., Inc.
Avalon Glass & Mirror Co.
Budget Uniform Rental Supply, Inc.
Chromalloy Los Angeles
Hitco Carbon Composites, Inc.
International Die Casting, Inc.
Los Angeles County MTA (a)
Maneri Sign Co., Inc. (a)
Somar Corp.
Standard Metal Prod., Inc.
Superior Metal Finishing
TP Industrial, Inc.

GARDENA

Unincorporated L. A. County
Cal-Pacific Dyeing & Finishing Corp.
Mechanical Metal Finishing
Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc. (a)

GLENDORA

CA. Day-Fresh Foods, Inc.
Covina Irrigating Co. (a)
Hallmark Metals, Inc. (a)
Professional Towel Co., Inc. (a)

HARBOR CITY

Unincorporated L. A. County
C-Brite Metal Finishing, Inc. (a)

HAWTHORNE

Thompson Industries, Limited

HUNTINGTON PARK

Aircraft X-Ray Laboratories, Inc. (a)
Bodycote/Lindberg Corp.
Joe's Service Center
Roger's Poultry
Uni Hosiery Co., Inc.
VIP Garment Care Co. (a)
Wire Guard Systems (a)

INDUSTRY

Alcoa Global Fasteners, Inc.
Bomark, Inc. (a)
Bulk Transportation
Creftcon Industries (a)
Ecolab, Inc.
El Burrito Mexican Products
ELA / Environmental Lighting for Architecture
Emtek Products, Inc. (a)
Exide Corp.
Fleur de Lait West
Fresh Start Bakeries, Inc.
Golden State Foods
Hill Brothers Chemical Co.
Hoo Come Corporation (a)
Laguna Clay Co. (a)
Langer Juice Company, Inc. (a)
Lee Kum Kee USA Foods, Inc.
Libbey Glass, Inc.
Maclin Co. (a)
PAC Foundries Ind.
Plato Products, Inc.
Royal Pacific
Snak King Corporation
Somitex Prints of California (a)
Sunrider Manufacturing, LP
Sysco Food Services
Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
Uni President (USA), Inc. (a)

INGLEWOOD

Alan Lithograph, Inc. (a)
Chromplate Co.
Holiday Meat & Provision Corp.
Rho-Chem Corporation (a)
Royal Airline Linen, Inc.
Tyco Printed Circuit Group, Inc.
Zephyr Manufacturing Co., Inc. (a)

IRWINDALE

Alu-Mont Furniture Mfg. Co.
Arrow Radiator (a)
Biosense Webster, Inc.
Fey Automotive Prod.
Kemac Technology, Inc.
Nellson Candies, Inc.
Royal Soap & Chemical Co., Inc.

LA MIRADA

Architectural Area Lighting
Chemetall Oakite
Golden Kraft Corrugated
Montebello Container Corporation (a)
Spartech Plastics

LA VERNE

La Verne Metal Products Co. (a)
Paper Pak Prod.

LONG BEACH

Antique Metal Finishing
Asphalt Prod. Oil Corp.
Boeing Company
CA. Military Dept.
Cintas Corporation
E & T Limited Liability Co.
Edgington Oil Co.
Foasberg Laundry & Cleaners
G. L. Collins Corporation
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Hamilton Sunstrand
J H Baxter & Co.
Joy Processed Foods, Inc. (a)
Long Beach Unified School District
Long Beach Water Department (a)
Maruhide Marine Prod., Inc.
North Long Beach Radiator Service
Oil Operators, Inc.
Qualex, Inc.
Stapleton Technologies, Inc.
Sterile Recoveries, Inc.
Talco Plastics, Inc.
Termo Company, The

LOS ANGELES

Alfa Color
Moon Cosmetic Labs., Inc.
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.

LOS ANGELES

Unincorporated L. A. County
A 2 Z Plating Co.
Al's Plating Co., Inc.
Artwear, Inc.
B & C Plating Co.
Eastside Radiator Shop
Harland M. Braun & Co. (a)
La Fortaleza of Los Angeles
Mighty Soy, Inc. (a)
Rich Steel Pickling Co.
Sta-Brite Ano
Verne's Chrome Plating, Inc. (a)

LYNWOOD

Universal Molding Co., Inc.

MONROVIA

3M Unitek Corp.
Burnett & Son
Cerexagri, Inc.
Composite Structures, LLC
Jan-Kens Enameling Co. (a)
Metric Machining (a)

MONTEBELLO

A D C Truckwash
Minson Corporation (a)
Niitakaya USA, Inc.
Otani Radiator (a)
Palex Container Systems
S & A Wholesale

MONTEREY PARK

Aero-Powder Coating, Inc. (a)
AXT, Inc.
Lightcross, Inc.
Max Asie (USA), Inc.
Miller, L. C., Co.
Park Cleaners, Inc.

NORWALK

Shell Oil Products, US

PALMDALE

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Site 2)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Site 7)
Northrop Grumman Corp., MASD (Site 4)

PARAMOUNT

Anaplex Corp.
Ariza Cheese Co.
Coral Chem. Co., Inc. (a)
Denmac Industries, Inc. (a)
Hydrolon Industrial Water, Inc.
Leavitts Metal Finishing, Inc.
Marukan Vinegar (USA), Inc.
Orbit Testing, Inc.
Paramount Petroleum Corp.
Press Forge Co.
Standard Catering, Inc.
Wally's Metal Polishing
Weber Metals, Inc.

PASADENA

Avery Research Center (a)
City of Pasadena Water & Power Dept.
Foothill Workshop for the Handicapped, Inc. (a)
K C Photo Engraving Co.

PICO RIVERA

Mitchell Labs., Inc.
Pico Rivera Plating, Inc.
W. F. Scott and Co., Inc.

POMONA

AMF/Holly-Art (a)
Angelica Healthcare Services Group, Inc.
CSDLAC - Spadra Gas-to-Energy Facility (a)
Interstate Brands Corp.
K. C. Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a)
Pomona Radiator Shop
Pomona Textile Co., Inc.
Smurfit Newsprint Corp. of CA.
Superior Plating Co.
Task Industries, Inc. (a)

REDONDO BEACH

Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp.

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES

CSDLAC - Palos Verdes Landfill

ROSEMEAD

Harry's Radiator Shop (a)
Hermetic Seal Corporation
Remedy Radiator

SAN DIMAS

Gilead Sciences (650 Cliffside Dr.)
Gilead Sciences (502 Covina Blvd.)
Life Enhancing Products (a)
Western Pacific Storage Systems, Inc.

SAN GABRIEL

SoCal Uniform Rental

SANTA CLARITA

Bocchi Laboratories, Inc.
Oasis Corporation
Ta Manufacturing Co.

SANTA FE SPRINGS

Associated Plating Co.
Blair Adhesive Prod., Inc.
Brown Pacific Wire, Inc.
Bumble Bee Seafood
Carroll Co. (a)
Chem Central Corp.
Continental Manufacturing
Crockett Container Corp.
Custom Chem. Formulators, Inc.
Electromatic, Inc.
Foss Plating Co., Inc.
Fujicolor Processing, Inc.
Galaxy Brazing Co., Inc. (a)
Holiday Porcelain
Inland Paperboard & Packaging, Inc.
Liberty Vegetable Oil Co. (a)
Mail-Well Envelope
Neville Chem. Co.
Optical Disc Corp.
Orange County Nameplate Co., Inc.
Pactiv Corporation
Pilot Chem. Co.
Procal Air Separation Facility (a)
Rocky Mountain Bottled Water, Inc. (a)
Romero's Food Prod., Inc.
Sika Corporation
Tengu Co., Inc.
Terra Exploration & Production Co., Inc.
Trojan Battery Co.

SIGNAL HILL

Artistic Silver Plating
U S Filter/Polymetrics, Inc.

SOUTH EL MONTE

Ano-Lume
April Lighting Co., Inc.
Chevron USA
Detoronics Corp. (a)
Eemus Manufacturing Corp.
Hong Kong Linen Service
Jenco Anodizing
L & R Metal Finishing Co. (a)
Manufacturer's Service, Inc. (a)
Mil-Spec Plating Corporation (a)
Plastic Dress-Up Co.
Sincere Foods Co.
Therm-O-Finishing, Inc.
Vacco Industries (a)

SOUTH GATE

Astro Aluminum Treating Co., Inc. (a)
Consolidated Drum Reconditioning Co., Inc.
Edson Industries (a)
Hon Company
Los Angeles Chemical Co.
Lunday Thagard Co. (a)
Marquez Marquez, Inc. (a)
Pacific Fruit Processors, Inc.
PQ Corporation, The (a)
Rainbow Powder Coating, LLC (a)
Rockview Farms, Inc. (a)
United States Gypsum Co.

TORRANCE

Ball Corp.
Bavarian Specialty Foods, LLC
Boeing Electronic Dynamic Devices, Inc.
Commonwealth Aluminum - Torrance Coil Coating
Dow Chemical, USA
Garrett Engine Boosting Systems
Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.
Imperial Radiator, Inc.
Matsushita Disc Mfg. Corp. of America
Robinson Helicopter Co., Inc. (a)
West Basin Municipal Water District
Yamaya USA, Inc.

TORRANCE

Unincorporated L. A. County
American Polystyrene Corporation (a)
Muscle Dynamics Corporation (a)

VERNON

All American Manufacturing Co.
Allied Feather & Down Corporation (a)
Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Co. (a)
Berney-Karp, Inc. (a)
Best Western Foods (a)
Box USA
BSH Home Appliances Corp.
Calberi, Inc. (a)
California Technowebbing, Inc.
Christensen Plating Works, Inc. (a)
DK Environmental Services
Engineered Applications (a)
Fruitland Associates
Griffith Micro Science, Inc. (a)
Huxtable's Food, LLC
J & J Snack Foods Corp. of CA.
Jensen Industries, Inc.
Kennedy Name Plate (a)
King Meat, Inc.
L A Wash Rack, Inc.
Masson Cheese Corporation (a)
Norman, Fox & Co.
P & O Cold Logistics, Inc. (44th Street)
P & O Cold Logistics, Inc. (Vernon Ave.)
Pabco Paper Prod.
PJK, Inc.
Rite-Way Meat Packers, Inc.
Saint-Gobain Containers, LLC
Southland Box Co. (a)
Southwest Processors, Inc.
Tissurama Industries, Inc.
Vernon Truck Wash (a)
West Coast Fertilizer & Rendering Co. (a)
Yaegaki Corp. of USA

WALNUT

City of Industry
Bocchi Laboratories, Inc. (a)

WEST COVINA

BKK Landfill Cogeneration Plant (a)
Interspace Battery Corporation

WHITTIER

Champion Chemical Co., Inc.
City of Whittier - Savage Canyon Landfill (a)
Jack's Radiator Service (a)
L & P Property Management Co.
Tool and Jig Plating Co., Inc.

WHITTIER

Unincorporated L. A. County
CSDLAC - Puente Hills Landfill (a)

WILMINGTON

Shell Oil Products, USA (a)
Valero Refining Co.

INDUSTRIAL DISCHARGERS WITHIN THE INLAND EMPIRE UTILITIES AGENCY

ETIWANDA

I.W.P.A.D., Inc. (a)
Reliant Energy Etiwanda, LLC (a)

FONTANA

California Steel Industries, Inc. (a)
Sierra Aluminum Co., Inc.

ONTARIO

Coca Cola North America
Culligan Water Conditioning (a)
General Electric Engine Services, Inc. (a)
Hillerich & Bradsby Co., Inc.
Inland Paperboard & Packaging, Inc. (a)
Praxair Corp.-Hydrogen Plant (a)
Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Unifirst Corp. (a)

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Frito-Lay, Inc.
Intermetro Industries Corp.
Metal Coaters of CA., Inc.

(a) Received Certificates of Recognition for each of the last 3 years


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