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Category  Large Business Small Business
Environmental Business of the Year   Sea Stone Group
Pollution Prevention Hazardous Waste Reduction Sawgrass Ford Ravenswood Paint & Body
Recycling Publix OTC Laboratories
Green Products Motorola Sea Stone Group
Innovative Procedures Harbour Towne Marina and
JM Family Enterprises
Botanical Visions

 

Environmental Business of the Year
Sea Stone Group-  Small Business (15 or less employees)

Barbara Zigan, President of Sea Stone Group accepts the Emerald Award Trophy

Barbara Zigan, President of Sea Stone Group accepts the Emerald Award Trophy

Barbara Zigann, President
521 NW 1 Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 522-7866
Fax: (954) 462-6420
seastonegr@aol.com

Nature of business: Exterior and Interior Flooring Manufacturer

  • This company provides a line of products that are alternatives to naturally mined stone which is a non-renewable resource. This prevents destruction of coral reefs.
  • Raw materials for this product (sea shells) are waste products from south Florida rock mining
  • A slurry of cement waste is produced, treated and then sent through a filter press to extract the water.

Another raw material, glass aggregate, is a waste product from other processes.


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Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction-  Large Business
(16 or more employees)

Sawgrass Ford

Rick Reichandter, Sawgrass Ford, accepts the Emerald Award trophy

Rick Reichandter, Sawgrass Ford, accepts the Emerald Award trophy

Rick Reichanadter, Director of Fixed Operations
14501 W. Sunrise Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 851-9000
Fax: (954) 845-0983
rick@sawgrass.com

Nature of business: Auto dealership

  • Use high pressure/low volume (HPLV) spray guns in painting operation which reduces paint overspray and waste.
  • Installation of TranSolve machine at a cost of $35,000 to clean parts in body shop. Unit includes a still which reduces disposal fees and hazardous waste disposal liability.
  • Use of System One parts cleaner which redistill solvents on site.
  • Installation of ventilation system to ensure clean air when shop doors are closed.
  • RGF car wash system recycles water for reuse.
  • vegetable oil used in lifts, less toxic than alternatives
  • Accept used oil and batteries from the public at no charge.
  • All wastewater passed through a filer/cleaning system prior to discharge into the POTW.


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Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction- Small Business
(15 or less employees)

Ravenswood Paint & Body

Michael Barile, Ravenswood Paint & body accepts the Emerald Award trophy

Michael Barile, Ravenswood Paint & Body accepts the Emerald Award trophy

Michael J. Barile, Manager
121 S.E. 1 Avenue
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 923-9883
Fax: (954) 923-2243
mike@goravenswood.com

Nature of business: Auto repair, collision and custom painting

  • use low VOC, high solid paints
  • recycles aluminum car parts, soda cans, cardboard packaging, used sheet metal, rubber bumper covers, all plastics and A.C. refrigerants
  • use solvent distillation unit to reuse solvents, use sludge for undercoating
  • one student per year from Sheridan Vo-Tech
  • give all rubber bumpers to Keystone Automotive who repairs & sells back to Ravenswood for reuse
  • use HPLV for 80-85% paint transfer efficiency
  • bead blaster for small parts


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Recycling-  Large Business (16 or more employees)

Publix Distribution Center

Randy Valazquez, Publix, accepts the Emerald Award trophy

Randy Valazquez, Publix, accepts the Emerald Award trophy

Randy Velazquez, Facility Manager
777 SW 12 Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 429-0122 extension 2420
Fax: (954) 363-3945

Nature of business: Refrigerated warehouse and manufacturing plant

  • Recycle 29,874 tons of solid waste that represents 94% of total savings by diverting waste from landfill saving $2,286,349.00.
  • materials they recycle include: cardboard, paper, waxed cardboard, plastic stretch, plastic rigging, pallets, produce crates, waste oil, antifreeze, refrigerant, oil filters, batteries, scrap metal, tires, wood, aluminum cans, newspaper, glossy paper, drums and plastic containers.
  • corn husks reused as animal feed


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Recycling - Small Business (15 or less employees)

OTC Lab

Enrique Saez, from OTC Lab accepts the Emerald Award trophy

Enrique Saez, from OTC Lab accepts the Emerald Award trophy

Enrique Saez, P.E.
1380 NW 65 Avenue, Bay I
Plantation, FL 33313
(305) 799-5531
Fax: (305) 361-5769
saez51@yahoo.com

Nature of business: Industrial wastewater treatment and resource recovery

  • regeneration of portable ion exchange resins for water deionization and metal removal
  • metals are precipitated from wastewater and filtered off as hydroxides
  • metals are separated and available for reuse, as opposed to being disposed as waste


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Green Products/Practices-  Large Business (16 or more employees)

Motorola

Accepting the Emerald Award trophy on behalf of Motorola

Mary Beth Northrup, ESIH Manager
8000 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33322
(954) 723-4306
Fax: (954) 723-5900
Marybeth.Northrup@motorola.com

Nature of business: Communications manufacture

  • Installation of lighting control system and HVAC optimization resulted in 6.7% reduction in electricity, 3 million KWH.
  • Active in EPA program, Design for the Environment, a voluntary program.
  • Installation of a thermal storage tank for process cooling water.

 

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Green Products/Practices - Small Business (15 or less employees)

Sea Stone Group

Sea Stone uses glass aggregate (a waste product from other processes) to create their tiles.

Barbara Zigann, Secretary
521 NW 1 Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 522-7866
Fax: (954) 462-6420
seastonegr@aol.com

Nature of business: Exterior and Interior Flooring Manufacturer

  • This company provides a line of products that are alternatives to naturally mined stone which is a non-renewable resource. This prevents destruction of coral reefs.
  • Raw materials for this product (sea shells) are waste products from south Florida rock mining.
  • A slurry of cement waste is produced, treated and then sent through a filter press to extract the water.
  • Another raw material, glass aggregate, is a waste product from other processes.

 

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Innovative Procedures/Process Improvement-  Large Business
(16 or more employees)

Harbour Towne Marina  tied with JM Family Enterprises

Emerald Award trophies for Innovative Procedures and Process Improvement

Harbour Towne Marina

Brad St. Coeur, Dockmaster
801 NE 3 Street
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 926-0300
Fax: (954) 922-5485
hrbrtowne@aol.com

Nature of business: Boatyard and marina

  • Brad St. Coeur, dockmaster, is chair of Clean Marina Program
  • Only facility in Fl designated as both Clean Marina and Clean Boatyard by FDEP
  • All storm drains lined with pigs and changed monthly
  • Use geotextile material in place of visqueen to catch dirt, paint chips, etc. Material can be used 6-8 times, can be vacuumed, swept, sprayed with hose (provides superior containment for hazardous materials)
  • Nova Chem allows water to be discharged to sewer
  • All customers required to abide by BMPS (included in lease agreements)
  • Annual site sponsor of waterway cleanup

AND

JM Family Enterprises

Janet Simoneux, Manager of Environmental Affairs
5950 NW 24 Way
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 420-4731
Fax: (954|) 420-4750
janet.simoneaux@jmfamily.com
www.jmfamily.com

Nature of business: Aircraft hangar/maintenance

  • voluntarily upgraded jet fuel distribution system with stainless steel piping inside fiberglass secondary containment
  • immaculate facility, floor sealed and shines
  • use of web site to provide environmental training, information and resources


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Bill Reeve accepts the Emerald Award trophy for Botanical VisionsInnovative Procedures/Process Improvement- Small Business
(15 or less employees)

Botanical Visions

William Reeve, President
4221 Seagrape Drive
Lauderdale By-the-Sea, FL 33308
(954) 202-0226
Fax: (954) 202-0419
wreeve@BotanicalVisionsInc.com

Nature of business: Horticultural and environmental design, marketing, consulting and education

  • Feature wildlife attractiveness, native/ xeriscaping concepts in landscape design
  • Offer lectures to county, city, state government as well as colleges, universities, retail establishments. parks, garden clubs, etc on native landscape design, least toxic pest control, organic fertilization
  • Assist schools, museums with grant writing, curriculum development, planting gardens
  • Ongoing projects with BC schools to educate on habitat loss, plant & animal interaction in urban environ
  • Write articles for newspapers, trade magazines, private publications
  • Product & concept development
  • Uses and teaches integrated pest management, to use less pesticides
  • Features native plants to reduce water needs, fertilizer and pesticides use
  • specify, recommend and promote less toxic products such as organocide, harmony products, entomos, Bio-Phos, TKO, Amendz, etc

 

 

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