A-dec meets net-zero wastewater standards
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
A-dec's Scott Parrish and his team were able to hit strict net-zero wastewater standards at the company's Newberg facility.
A Newberg dental industry supplier has completed a program that indicates it has reached a “zero industrial wastewater” user status.
The milestone means that A-dec’s regulated metal finishing wastewaters are now fully contained, filtered, re-used or recycled onsite at the company, according to A-dec officials. Its onsite processes include metal machining, cleaning and coating techniques that are subject to EPA’s Categorical Metal Finishing rules and regulations.
A-dec began working toward a net-zero wastewater goal last November. In so doing, it fully eliminated the discharge of its regulated wastewater to Newberg’s waste water treatment plant.
A-dec, which makes dental chairs, lights dental furniture, occupies a 50-acre campus in Newberg. The company, led by President Scott Parrish, counts dealers in more than 100 countries.
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