A leading shopping cart supplier in the US, producing approximately 3000 shopping carts per day, moved into a new manufacturing facility containing painting, plating and assorted metal working operations.
The client was unable to consistently operate their wastewater treatment system in compliance within the local discharge permit requirements. This forced the client to either discharge the wastewater out of compliance or dispose of it off-site at considerable expense. Additionally, the client’s inexperienced technical staff struggled to manage environmental regulatory issues resulting in an assortment of non-compliance problems with federal, state and local regulatory agencies. The client was spending considerable time, effort, and money attempting to resolve these concerns.
ProChem provided a skilled staff of on-site technicians to operate and maintain the wastewater treatment system on a daily basis. ProChem’s treatability chemists developed an effective wastewater treatment process allowing all liquid wastes to be processed on-site instead of being sent off-site for treatment. The client also outsourced management of all environmental programs to ProChem, Inc. ProChem developed and implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) for managing permits, employee training, regulatory reporting, and record keeping.
Today, the wastewater treatment facility cost-effectively treats all liquid wastes generated by the plant and maintains an excellent compliance record. All environmental issues with regulatory agencies were resolved and the client has since received numerous environmental awards including "Most Improved Industry" and multiple 'Gold Awards for Environmental Excellence".
Moreover, ProChem manages all environmental programs for the client and provides an interface for the plant and the regulatory community. With their environmental programs operating cost-effectively and in compliance, the client can focus on being successful in its core business.