By Cameron Chai
Two facilities of Nucor, a provider of steel products, have been felicitated with top environmental awards for their efforts on environmental excellence.
Century Industrial Coatings and Vulcraft-Texas have received the 2012 Texas Environmental Excellence Award for lowering the emissions of VOCs. This honor to Vulcraft-Texas, a part of Nucor, is a credit to the company’s efforts in using water- based primers in place of solvent based primers. Through this project, the Vulcraft has achieved an 85% drop in VOC emissions across all its facilities nationwide, including the one in Texas.
Nucor’s Director of Environmental Affairs, Steve Rowla stated that this technology exemplifies the Vulcraft group's overall efforts toward environmental excellence in all its production facilities. This technology is also being utilized at the company’s other facilities to achieve meaningful reduction in VOC emissions nationwide.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality gives away the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards every year. Vulcraft-Texas’ General Manager, James Landrum, who is also Vice President at Nucor, together with Century Industrial Coatings had accepted the award at a special event conducted on May 2, 2012. Landrum stated that the cooperation between the company and Century Industrial Coatings had helped to make the project a great success.
Moreover, Nucor Steel-Berkeley has received ‘Made in SC Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award’ from the South Carolina Manufacturers Association. This award, given away at the annual SCMA meeting held on May 3, 2012, is an acknowledgement to Nucor Steel-Berkeley’s commitment towards environment, community leadership and safety.