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Pat on the Back Awards - July 2009

The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) proudly announces the recipients of the seventh annual Pat on the Back Awards. These awards recognize local industries that have been in compliance with all aspects of their air quality permit, as well as all other WNCRAQA Rules and Regulations, over the previous calendar year. In order to qualify, a source must not have received any notices of violation or any validated citizen complaints during the year. In addition, all unannounced inspections by Agency staff must confirm compliance with all WNCRAQA regulations and all required reports must be received by the Agency on time.

This year, there were 50 such facilities that received certificates from the Agency. Those recognized were:

  • Anders-Rice Funeral Home
  • APAC - Atlantic - Enka
  • APAC - Atlantic - Swannanoa/Black Mountain
  • APAC - Atlantic - Weaverville
  • Asheville Area Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services
  • Asheville Landfill Gas
  • B.V. Hedrick Gravel & Sand Company - Grovestone
  • B.V. Hedrick Gravel & Sand Company - North Buncombe
  • Baldor Electric Company
  • Basofil Fibers
  • BorgWarner Turbo Systems
  • Carolina Colortones
  • Charles D. Owen Manufacturing Company
  • City of Asheville Water Resources Dept. - DeBruhl WTP
  • City of Asheville Water Resources Dept. - North Fork WTP
  • Cremation Services of WNC
  • D.H. Griffin Companies
  • Dave Steel Company
  • Day International
  • DelKote Machine Finishing
  • Eaton Electrical
  • Eaton Electrical - Avery Creek
  • Enerdyne Properties, LLC
  • Forever Faithful Pet Memorial Gardens & Cremation Center
  • Kearfott Guidance & Navigation Corporation
  • Lopke Quarries, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County
  • Mill Tek Toll Grinders, LLC
  • Mission St. Joseph 's Health System
  • Nova Enterprises
  • Ohio Electric Motors
  • Pechiney Plastic Packaging
  • PECO
  • Perfection Gear
  • Riverside Stump Dump
  • Shakespeare Conductive Fibers
  • Shorewood Packaging
  • Silver-Line Plastics Corporation
  • Southern Concrete Materials - Biltmore
  • Southern Concrete Materials - Enka
  • Southern Concrete Materials - Grovestone
  • Southern Concrete Materials - Pond Rd.
  • Southern Concrete Materials - Weaverville
  • Tyco Valves & Controls
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Volvo Construction Equipment North America
  • Vulcan Construction Materials
  • Western Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
  • WNC Pallet & Forest Products Company