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Massachusetts companies are leading the way to reduce toxic chemical use. Rep. Paul Schmid III, Senator Anne Gobi and Undersecretary Ned Bartlett congratulate all nine TURA 25th Anniversary Leaders. Hear what ChemGenes Corp., Stainless Steel Coatings, Inc. and Allston Collision Center have to say.
The Toxic Use Reduction Act is a wonderful example of what happens when the legislature brings all stakeholders, all points of view, of a particular issue to the table and work out something that works for everyone...appreciation that we have for these 25th anniversary honorees they have found ways to do the right thing and to make it work financially. They've reduced the use of chemicals; they've improved their financial position; they've embraced innovation and they've even found new markets.
We know that in business you have to make a lot of decisions and sometimes decisions are not easy especially when they do affect the bottom line and you have decided to put your emphasis to make the necessary changes whatever you have to do in your own companies for the environment for your employers for your customers and we certainly appreciate it.
If natural and health benefits that you were experiencing represent exactly what TURA was intended to do in short encouraging businesses to examine toxic chemical use and look for ways to make improvements.
There's a general perception that you're inviting the government and to take a look around and we have first-hand experience that that's not the case it's we've had wonderful experience working with TURI and OTA.
My company's Stainless Steel Coatings. We make a paint out of stainless steel and as you might imagine that involves a variety of some pretty unusual chemicals. We've reduced our carbon emissions, we've reduced our use of xylene; we again have eliminated our use effects of hexavalent chromium we're working on some reduced VOC and water-based coatings and looking to expand our facility in the next year or two to continue to produce those.
In 2008, Elaine and I along with our vendors, Quik Auto Body Supply and PPG, took our stand to be at the forefront of water-based painting in Massachusetts our purpose became keeping our employees healthy our neighbors safe and our small patch of the world clean.
Allston Collision Center, Allston
Analog Devices, Wilmington
ChemGenes Corporation, Wilmington
Columbia Manufacturing Inc., Westfield
Franklin Paint Company, Franklin
Independent Plating, Worcester
Ophir Optics, North Andover
Shawmut Corp., West Bridgewater
Stainless Steel Coatings Inc., Lancaster
Brazilian Women's Group, Brighton
Professional Wet Cleaning Workgroup (9 dry cleaners)