The Zahner manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie, Texas received two awards from the City of Grand Prairie on October 22nd for the company’s green initiatives. The EPA-certified facility was awarded the Environmental Compliance Achievement Award as well as the P2 Pollution Prevention Award for source reduction. Each of these awards recognizes Zahner’s plan for sustainable growth.

These awards also recognize the hard work that goes into developing processes which keep the community healthy. Performing patination with respect to the green policies requires careful facility planning and substance control. By managing the plant’s chemical treatment, Zahner has been able to provide a sustainable option for green treatments of various metal patinas.

Tony Zuniga, Project Engineer (center), accepts the award for Pollution Prevention (P2) with Danny Jett, General Foreman (left), presented by Tom Cox, Deputy City Manager of Grand Prairie, Texas.
Tony Zuniga, Project Engineer (center), accepts the award for Pollution Prevention (P2) with Danny Jett, General Foreman (left), presented by Tom Cox, Deputy City Manager of Grand Prairie, Texas.

As part of the award ceremony, Tony Zuniga, Production Engineer for the Operations Group in Texas, gave a presentation to an audience of businesses in the region.

The EPA Award for Pollution Prevention (P2 Award) recognizes practices to reduce, eliminate, or entirely prevent pollution at its source, also known as “source reduction.” Source reduction has been heralded as fundamentally different and more desirable method for sustainable material management. It is preferred to recycling, treatment, or disposal, and has fundamentally reshaped companies around the world. Reducing the waste provides both an ecological and financial incentive for reducing waste as a method of controlling costs.

Tony Zuniga presents the company to members of the Grand Prairie city commission.
Tony Zuniga presents the company to members of the Grand Prairie city commission.