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International Truck wins IL environmental award

International Truck and Engine Corp’s Melrose Park IL engine plant has received the Illinois governor’s Pollution Prevention Award for the 13th time, according to International information.

The award recognizes the plant’s efforts to develop a new water-based spray coating that significantly reduces hazardous emissions and also saves the company thousands of dollars. The project decreased the use of paint by 82 percent, reduced air emissions from the paint process operation by 83 percent, and reduced paint sludge waste by 13 percent. In addition, by using less solvent-based cleaners, the plant has cut air emissions by two tons, or 56 percent from previous years.

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