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Environmental Business of the Year

Logo of Cylinder Head Exchange, 2006 Emerald Award Business of the Year

Cylinder Head Exchange

Cylinder Head Exchange employs a cleaning tank that uses heatFrank Bencivenga, President/Owner
2881 W. Prospect Road
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 733-7766
Fax: (954) 733-9992
Email: PATANT@aol.com
Business Size: Small
Nature of Business: Machine Shop

Environmental Accomplishments:

  • The very nature of reconditioning cylinder heads eliminates the manufacture of new heads.
  • Use of water based cleaning solvents.
  • Use of advanced filtering machines for cleaning the waste fluids, so that at the end only a small amount of sludge is left over and that is disposed of by a hazardous waste company.
  • No waste water, including mop water, is disposed of into the sewer system.
  • The unrepairable cylinder heads are recycled as scrap metal.
  • The cost savings and reduced impact on the environment are great and well worth the added effort.

Cylinder Head Exchanges employes a spray wasing machine.  It uses heat, water and soap to clean cylinder heads.Cylinder Head Exchange employs a cleaning tank that uses heat, water and soap for cleaning of parts and cylinder heads in place of more toxic solvents.

Cylinder Head Exchanges employes a spray wasing machine. It uses heat, water and soap to clean cylinder heads.

Category: Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction
Champion Audi

Terry Doyle, Service ManagerLogo of Champion Audi, winner of the 2006 Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction Trophy
5555 North S.R. 7
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Phone: (954) 509-2425
Fax: (954) 509-8963
Email: customercare@champion-motors.com
Web Site: www.champion-motors.com
Business Size: Large
Nature of Business: Auto Dealer

Environmental Accomplishments:

  • Mop water recycling system reduces water use, waste generation, and expenses
  • Carwash recycles dirty water with settling system, using less energy, and conserving water and detergent
  • Parts cleaned with pressurized hot water and detergent instead of harmful solvents.
  • Reduce solid waste by minimizing use of aerosol brake cleaner spray cans. Instead, use bulk brake cleaner that is hand pumped into a reusable container and charged with compressed air.
  • Spotless shop floor
  • Enclosed, air conditioned repair bays

Category: RecyclingLogo of AmeriPath, winner of the 2006 Recycling Trophy
AmeriPath, Florida, Inc.

Julie Frail, South Regional Safety Manager
895 SW 30 Ave, #101
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: (954) 493-6555, ext 3767
Web Site: www.ameripath.com

Business Size: Large
Nature of Business: Histology Laboratory

Environmental Accomplishments:

  • On-site still to recycle reagent alcohol, xylene and isopropyl alcohol
  • Substitute Waxsol for xylene which is a less toxic, chemical,(not an inhalation hazard). This reduces xylene waste by one 55-gallon drum per week
  • Recycle isopropyl alcohol, reducing waste by three 55-gallon drums per week
  • Reduce formalin waste by 15 gallons per week

Category: Innovative Procedures -Process Improvements
Aquathin Corporation
Logo of Aquathin Corporation; winner of the 2006 Innovative Procedures/Process Improvement Emerald Award Trophy

Alfred Lipshultz, President
950 S. Andrews Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: (954) 781-7777
Fax: (954) 781-7336
Email: info@aquathin.com
Web Site: www.aquathin.com
Business Size: Large
Nature of Business: Produce water purification, filtration, and treatment systems

Environmental Accomplishments:

  • Recycle 130 55-gallon drums per year
  • Reuses over 160,000 lbs. of shredded paper per year for protective packaging
  • 90% of their products use no electricity or are low voltage
  • Installed new roofs and a/c unit resulting in lower energy use
  • Patents enhance longevity & efficiency of components, resulting in less spent consumables

Green Products and Practices
OXXO Care CleanersLogo of OXXO Care Cleaners, winners of the 2006 Green Products and Practices (small business) Emerald Award Trophy

Salomon Mishaan, President
1874 N. Young Circle
Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 927-7410
Email: info@oxxousa.com

Web Site: www.oxxousa.com

Business Size: Small
Nature of Business: Drycleaner franchisor

Environmental Accomplishments:

  • Clean clothing without perchlorethylene
  • Use Green Earth, a clear, odorless, silicone-based liquid
  • Steam irons instead of steam presses, facility is cool
  • Green earth is more gentle on clothing. Garments are softer, their color stays truer, and clothing lasts longer
  • State of the art software and material handling system controls movement of garments
  • 24/7 hour pick up service with an automated teller window (ATM)
  • All garments cleaned on site

Green Products and Practices
Zumro Manufacturing, Inc.

Steve Guthrie, C.F.O.Logo of Zumro Manufacturing, Inc., winners of the 2006 Green Products and Practices (large business) Emerald Award Trophy
650 SW 16 Terrace
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: (954) 782-7779
Fax: (954) 782-7780
Email: zumromanufacturi@bellsouth.net

Web Site: www.zumro.com

Business Size: Large
Nature of Business: Manufacture rapidly deployable emergency shelters

Environmental Accomplishments:

  • Invested $47,000 in radio frequency sealing and heat sealing. This reduces adhesives and solvents by 16% reduction (461 gal/yr)
  • Invested $175,000 in computer controlled cutting machine, improving productivity, increase labor savings, reducing material waste by 20%