HighTech Finishing Announces Green Initiative

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HighTech Finishing is proud to announce a new green initiative at our production center in Houston, Texas.

Our company has received a permit from the City of Houston that specifically allows our facility to discharge treated water directly into the city’s waste treatment system.

The “Source Reduction / Waste Minimization Plan” is the result of our company investing in an in-house water treatment system. Our system uses specific chemicals and filtration processes to remove contaminants that could otherwise enter the city’s water system.

Testing is performed multiple times per day at our in-house laboratory to ensure that effluent is within permitted limits established by the City of Houston Industrial Wastewater Division.

Why Did HighTech Finishing Pursue a Green Initiative?

Our company cares about the environment that surrounds our production center. We are sensitive to the effects on our community from operating a metal finishing and electroplating business for luxury aviation parts.

The green initiative is an extension of the environmental commitment our company has already made. Our environmental efforts include recycling of waste materials, reclamation of metals, and advanced water and air filtration systems.

“We owe it to our employees, the surrounding community, and the business aviation industry to ensure that we are making positive contributions to the environment,” says Vice President, Rick Niefield.

The Green Initiative Will Continue to Be Our Priority

To support the Source Reduction / Waste Minimization Plan, we have trained our employees on how to follow the established policies and procedures. This will allow us to continue adhering to the City of Houston’s standards.

We also have additional environmental goals registered with the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).

A “Waste Reduction Plan” is submitted every five years and progress is measured on an annual basis. The results are then submitted to the TCEQ Board for review.

HighTech Finishing looks forward to following through on our commitment to operating in a safe and environmentally-conscious manner. We believe this is the best approach to continue delivering the highest quality aviation parts to our clients.

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