UniFirst Earns Environmental Award for Wastewater Discharges

Bruce Beggs |

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — For the ninth time in the past decade, the Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) has recognized UniFirst for the cleanliness of the wastewater it discharges from its Springfield facility, the textile service company reports.
The MWEA found that UniFirst was “100 percent compliant” with its wastewater discharges for 2010 and presented the company with a “Gold Award.”
The award reflects UniFirst’s intent to be a “good neighbor” and to practice environmental responsibility, according to UniFirst Plant Manager Terry Osborne.
“We have a great relationship with the local community, and it’s one we plan to maintain,” Osborne says.
The UniFirst plant monitors its discharges on an ongoing basis and, on a biannual basis, tests its wastewater every 30 minutes over a 24-hour period.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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