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Sustainable manufacturing seminar Sept. 17 – Leading the way to prevention, profit, and the future

July 31, 2014

During Pollution Prevention Week 2014, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with the U.S. EPA, the Michigan Manufacturing Association and several Michigan organizations, will provide a one-day seminar highlighting sustainable Manufacturing in Michigan. This first of its kind event will take place on Sept.17 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and will focus on the diverse stakeholder connections and actions necessary to achieve long-term economic, energy and environmental vitality in the future.

The DEQ and the U.S. EPA are working with several partners in Michigan to provide the opportunity to implement lean, clean, energy- efficient and environmentally sound activities identified by the Michigan Economy, Energy, Environment (E3) assessment team members. As a framework strategy, E3 is designed to revitalize Michigan’s manufacturing communities and to support on-going innovation and change in a competitive global marketplace. 

This seminar is intended for small and medium sized manufacturers/suppliers, local government representatives, LEAN consultants, environmental consultants, original equipment manufacturers, universities, community foundations, and economic development and manufacturing associations. There is limited space available for exhibitors. 

Register today, and join the discussion with several Michigan-based companies to learn more about their path to sustainable enterprise. Registration fee is $45 and includes materials and lunch. For more information, go to or call the DEQ’s Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278.

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