SP 1st Quarter Membership Meeting – January 16, 2013

On January 16, Gage Products Company hosted SP’s 1st Quarter Membership Meeting in the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. During the meeting Gage Products recognized SP “for its environmental stewardship in working with OEM’s and suppliers to enhance sustainability and corporate social responsibility while helping Gage Products Company achieve 25 years of purge solvent remanufacturing.” Read more.


SP Executive Director, Steve Hellem, and Vice-Chair, Russell Brynolf of FTS Technologies, accept an award from Mark Wiseman and Andy Welch of Gage Products Company on behalf of SP; (right) Jim Jones, US EPA

During the course of the meeting, General Motors presented its annual Environmental Excellence Award to SP member GDC Inc. for its consistent collaboration in supplying recycled-content parts and contributing to community-based stewardship and recycling initiatives. GDC was instrumental in helping insulate sleeping bags for the homeless and turning oil-soaked booms into parts for the Chevrolet Volt.


General Motors presents the GDC team with the GM Environmental Excellence Award: GM�s Lee Hachigian; GDC�s Chris Miller, Jeff Barber and Andy Kitson; GM�s Wade Sheffer; (right) Sylvia Gucken and Christopher Lara, Ideal Group, discuss Cadillac Urban Gardens

In addition to discussions of SP Work Group activities focused on Chemicals Management, Energy Management, Materials Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Technology / Innovation, the meeting featured guest speakers from organizations such as The Empowerment Plan, Ford Motor Company, Ideal Group and the Sustainable Purchasing Council. In addition, SP EPA liasions Jim Jones, Acting Assistant Administrator and Matt Bogoshian, Senior Policy Counsel provided an update on activities of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP).


Rob Threlkeld, Global Manager – Renewable Energy, General Motors; (right) Sheryl Connelly, Manager, Global Trends and Futuring, Ford Motor Company
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