Tuff Torq wins Environmental Award

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry Host the 33rd Annual Environment & Energy Awards Dinner

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted its 34th annual Environment & Energy Awards Dinner on October 25th at the Montgomery Bell State Park Conference Center. Tuff Torq Corporation was excited to be one of the recipients of an environmental award at this year’s event. The event drew in approximately 100 plus attendees including business and industry leaders from across the state as well as representatives from Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Region IV of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tuff Torq Environmental Award - Mike Haag Presentation

Mike Haag, Tuff Torq CSR Coordinator, makes a presentation about our corporate environment initiatives.

Tuff Torq Environmental Award Ceremony

Along with Bob Martineau, Commissioner of TDEC, the Tennessee Chamber recognized seven companies for their environmental performance and outstanding energy management efforts. The awards were organized by category: Water Quality, Air Quality, Solid & Hazardous Waste Management, Environmental Excellence, and Energy Excellence. Recipients were chosen based on their efforts to go beyond compliance to implement sustainable environmental improvements including;

  • the capital investment dedicated to the improvement
  • reduction of consumption/releases of energy, water, fuel and/or emissions
  • degree of innovation
  • long-term environmental benefits
  • overall significance of the achievement.

Also, awarded was the Chamber’s Inaugural Lifetime Excellence Award to an individual who has demonstrated commitment, leadership and outstanding achievements in the areas of environment and energy for the regulated community, throughout their career.

Tuff Torq Environmental Award - Comprehensive Environmental Excellence Award

Tuff Torq won the 2016 “Comprehensive Environmental Excellence Award” presented by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry

“The Tennessee Chamber is honored to recognize these Tennessee businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement toward environmental protection and enhancement as well as proactive and innovative energy policies” said Amy G Martin, Associate Vice President of Environment and Energy for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry. “We are also pleased to honor Wayne Scharber as the inaugural winner of the Chamber’s Lifetime Excellence Award in recognition of his exemplary career in representing Tennessee industry while protecting the state’s natural resources”.

Tuff Torq Environmental Award - Award winners

Award recipients for the 2016 TN Chamber of Commerce & Industry Environment and Energy Awards.

Award recipients:

Air Quality Award (less than 250 employees)

  • ABC INOAC Exterior Systems in Livingston, TN

Air Quality Award (more than 250 employees)

  • Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas in Loudon, TN

Water Quality Award (less than 250 employees)

  • Tennessee American Water in Chattanooga, TN

Water Quality Award (more than 250 employees)

  • Nissan North America in Smyrna, TN

Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Award (less than 250 employees)

  • ABC INOAC Exterior Systems in Livingston, TN

Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Award (more than 250 employees)

  • Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas in Loudon, TN

Comprehensive Energy Excellence Award (less than 250 employees)

  • ABC INOAC Exterior Systems in Livingston, TN

Comprehensive Energy Excellence Award (more than 250 employees)

  • Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN

Comprehensive Environmental Excellence Award (less than 250 employees)

  • Tuff Torq Corporation in Morriston, TN

Comprehensive Environmental Excellence Award (more than 250 employees)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN

Lifetime Excellence Award

  • Wayne Scharber, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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