2004 Regional Winner

Timac USA, Inc. - Reading, PA

Achieving a high level of environmental responsibility for this organization includes commitment to both community interaction and ongoing facility improvement, says Jake Tanis, fertilizer manager.

"Timac sponsors many activities during the year to help educate and promote product awareness and environmental respect," explains Tanis.

Employees are dispatched to local women's clubs to talk about farm safety and proper product handling. Timac representatives also visit local colleges to discuss agriculture's environmental issues and how the retailer is doing its part to ensure everyone's safety. The fertilizer building was re-roofed and drainage was dug alongside entrance roads to keep water from running down nearby hills. Rig loading areas are covered, as is a clean-off pad where rigs returning from the field are hosed down.