For Immediate Release - November 20, 2013

Atlas Box & Crating Co. of Sutton Assessed $4,320 Penalty for Violating Air Pollution Control Requirements Due to Excessive Noise

BOSTON - Atlas Box and Crating Co., Inc., which manufactures corrugated boxes, wooden crates and foam packaging inserts at its facility located at 223 Worcester Providence Turnpike in Sutton, will pay a $4,320 penalty for creating noise that violated Massachusetts Air Pollution Control requirements.  

In 2011, personnel from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), working with officials in the Town of Sutton, investigated noise complaints and determined that the noise emanating from the company exceeded MassDEP's noise regulations. In a consent order, the company agreed to maintain compliance with applicable regulations and pay the penalty.  

"Once the source of noise was identified, the company invested in sound-attenuating improvements to resolve the noise issue and comply with applicable regulations," said John E. Kronopolus, deputy director of MassDEP's Central Regional Office in Worcester.

MassDEP is responsible for ensuring clean air and water, safe management and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.