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Metcam's Environmental Efforts Earn Gold from Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia

posted by Wendy Stott
Published: March 02, 2011

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announced today that it has been accepted as a Gold Level Partner with the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia fosters environmental leadership and recognizes superior environmental performance in companies.

"Metcam's commitment to improving our future and protecting Georgia's natural resources is exemplary," stated Partner Representative Bill Vondersmith.

Gold Partners have reached the highest achievement level and are model environmental leaders. Gold Partners' environmental programs integrate robust pollution prevention efforts and community outreach.

"Metcam has always placed an emphasis on environmental quality and sustainability," explained Sue Max, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for Metcam. "From our ISO 14001 certification to our efforts to reduce waste in every aspect of our organization, Metcam is completely aligned with the goals of the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia program."

Metcam's commitment to sustainability has been evident in their work with the state since 2004, when they participated in the Department of Natural Resources' Metal Finishing Initiative. They joined the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia as a charter member in 2004, and now as a Gold Level Partner, they become part of an elite group that leads by example, setting the standard for environmental excellence in Georgia. In addition to public recognition for its sustainability efforts, the partnership provides Metcam with benefits ranging from networking sessions with state regulators and other industry leaders to free assistance and training.

"We are very proud of our Georgia companies for leading the way in environmental stewardship," said Marlin Gottschalk, Ph.D., Director of the Sustainability Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. "They are improving their processes and, at the same time, they are cutting costs -- a win-win for both businesses and the environment. The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia program provides the perfect vehicle for making this happen."

The Sustainability Division is a non-regulatory division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Since 1993, The Sustainability Division has provided free, confidential environmental technical assistance in the areas of pollution prevention, resource conservation, waste reduction, by-product reuse and recycling. For more information about the Sustainability Division and the Partnership For a Sustainable Georgia Program, visit