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The Environmental Integration Initiative

Sectors

Industry Sectors - Metals and Electronics
Companies in these industries occupy an important niche in the state's and in the world's economy; many are suppliers of parts, services and products to larger companies, international companies, and, in many cases, to each other.

 

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he metal products and electronics sectors were chosen as a project focus because they are "mature" industries that have been a stable employment base in the Commonwealth for many years. In addition, companies in these industries occupy an important niche in the state's and in the world's economy; many are suppliers of parts, services and products to larger companies, international companies, and, in many cases, to each other. And while traditional manufacturing methods in these industries involve the use of hazardous materials as standard operating procedures, there are many newer methods and materials that can lessen the potential environmental impact of these operations. Keeping these industries competitive and thriving in Massachusetts is important to the local, state and national economies.

Part One: Metal Finishing

Chapter 1. A Summary of Environmental Laws and Regulations Applicable to Metal Finishing
Shops in Massachusetts

Chapter 2. An Overview of Cleaner Production Opportunities in the Metal Plating Industry
(Including Sections on Incentives and Barriers to Cleaner Production in Metal Plating)

Appendix A. Metal Finishing Glossary

Appendix B. Case Studies Mentioned in this Manual
Toxics Use Reduction Case Study (Robbins Co.)
Toxics Use Reduction Case Study (Lowell Corp.)
Toxics Use Reduction Case Study (Smith and Wesson)

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Created by the Environmental Integration Initiative
Revised: 05/03/02

URL: http://www.mmpmfg.org/cleaner/
Online manual developed by Greg Geyer and MPWM