News Photographs Archive

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) presented Car Recyclers, Inc. of North Manchester, Indiana, with the Indiana Clean Yard-Gold Level award in recognition of the company’s efforts to protect the environment. Bob Lugar, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of IDEM’s Office of Program Support, presented a commemorative certificate to owners Kelly and Trina Kerlin during a site visit last week.

Hani Sharaya, environmental engineer, with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), presented Martin Hollingshead and Northlake Auto Recyclers with the Indiana Clean Yard-Gold Level award in recognition of the company’s efforts to protect the environment. The facility, located in Hammond, also received a 100 percent score in the Best Management Practice Checklist, the first auto recycler to obtain this distinction since the program was created.

Hani Sharya, environmental engineer with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), presented Mike Niedbalski, owner of Mike’s Auto Salvage & Towing, with the Indiana Clean Yard award in recognition of the company’s efforts to protect the environment. The facility is located at 1732 E. McKinley Highway Mishawaka, Indiana.

  • Indiana Clean Yard Award [JPG]
    • Pictured (left-to-right): Erin Niedbalski, Hani Sharaya, Mike Niedbalski, Stone McPherson, Michael Newgent and Rick Niedbalski

New members inducted into the Partners for Pollution Prevention [JPG]:

  • The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention inducted A. Raymond Tinnerman Manufacturing, Inc. as a partner during their annual conference on September 20, 2017.
    • A. Raymond Tinnerman Manufacturing, Inc. [JPG]
      • Pictured (left-to-right): Niles Parker, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Program Support, IDEM; Ryan Kitchel, Environmental Health & Safety Manager and Continuous Improvement Manager, A. Raymond Tinnerman Manufacturing, Inc.; Ben McKnight, Electro-Spec, Inc., Executive Director of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention; and Jennifer Collins, Assistance and Outreach Manager, Office of Program Support, IDEM
  • The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention inducted Decatur Plastic Products, Inc. as a partner during their annual conference on September 20, 2017.
    • Decatur Plastic Products, Inc. [JPG]
      • Pictured (left-to-right): Niles Parker, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Program Support, IDEM; William Freeman, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, Decatur Plastic Products, Inc.; Robert Riley, President, Decatur Plastic Products, Inc.; Ben McKnight, Electro-Spec, Inc., Executive Director of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention; and Jennifer Collins, Assistance and Outreach Manager, Office of Program Support, IDEM
  • The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention inducted PK USA as a partner during their annual conference on September 20, 2017.
    • PK USA [JPG]
      • Pictured (left-to-right): Niles Parker, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Program Support, IDEM; Bryan Rosberg, Environmental Manager, PK USA; Ben McKnight, Electro-Spec, Inc., Executive Director of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention; and Jennifer Collins, Assistance and Outreach Manager, Office of Program Support, IDEM

The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Megan Townsend, a junior in the Environmental and Ecological Engineering Program at Purdue University, during their annual conference on September 20, 2017.

  • Megan Townsend, Purdue University [JPG]
    • Pictured (left-to-right): Ronald Rothgerber, Kimball International, Assistant Director of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention; Megan Townsend; and Ben McKnight, Electro-Spec, Inc., Executive Director of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention.