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Kent Abernathy, Chief of Staff for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), presented 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence to representatives of Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette (Tippecanoe County) and General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly (Allen County) at a ceremony during the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Annual Conference and Trade Show at The Palms in Plainfield, Indiana.

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    • General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly received a 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its voluntary efforts to reduce hazardous waste and harmful air emissions in its painting booth operations. In the photo (l-r): Frank Jugo, Facility Area Manager, General Motors, Fort Wayne Assembly; Laura Bartling, Environmental Group Manager, General Motors, Fort Wayne Assembly; Kent Abernathy, Chief of Staff, Indiana Department of Environmental Management; and Matt Arbuckle, Senior Environmental Engineer, General Motors, Fort Wayne Assembly.
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    • Subaru Automotive of Indiana received a 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its voluntary efforts to increase energy efficiency in its paint shop processes at a ceremony during the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Annual Conference and Trade Show at The Palms in Plainfield, Indiana. In the photo (l-r): John Reamer, Maintenance Technician, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.; Denise Coogan, Manager, Safety & Environmental Compliance, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc; Michelle Long, Sustainability Coordinator, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.; and Rick Bossingham, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Compliance Support, IDEM.

Rick Bosshingam, IDEM assistant commissioner , welcomed June Winske, Distribution Center Manager, to the ESP program with the presentation of a commemorative plaque and flag during an induction ceremony on August 28 at Donaldson Company’s Rensselaer facility.

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    • In the photo (left to right): Rick Bossinghham, Assistant Commissioner, IDEM Office of Compliance Assistance; Bob Konkel, Customer Service Manager; Kate Leiby, Operations Manager; Carla Arndt, Material Control Manager; June Winske, Distribution Center Manager; Kyle Wagner, Quality Manager; Patrick Hargarten, Director of Global Logistics.

IDEM and General Motors Marion Metal Center representatives celebrated the company’s induction into Indiana’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) during a ceremony on July 25.

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    • In the Photo (left to right): Rick Bossingham, Assistant Commissioner of IDEM’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance; Greg Stoebick, Acting Plant Manager of General Motors’ Marion Metal Center; Randy Christopher, Bargaining Chairman of UAW Local 977; Matthew Emery, Environmental Engineer at General Motors’ Marion Metal Center; and Don Natoli, Manufacturing Engineering Manager at General Motors’ Marion Metal Center.

Zhang Zhen, a visiting scholar from China, visited the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) as part of his dissertation on water design standards in China. IDEM staff members are available upon request to speak to citizens, industry groups, local officials, students and news media.

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    • In the photo (left to right): Bruno Pigott, Assistant Commissioner of IDEM’s Office of Water Quality, Steve Roush, a technical specialist with of IDEM’s Industrial Wastewater Permits Section, and Zhang Zhen, Ph. D Candidate from Renmin University of China.

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