Success & Service: Modesto honors 6 companies for wastewater compliance

05/17/2014 4:55 PM

05/17/2014 4:55 PM

The city of Modesto’s Public Works Department Wastewater Division, Environmental Compliance Section, has recognized six area industries that have demonstrated outstanding compliance with the Industrial Pretreatment Program.

They are Foam Fabricators, which, for a second straight year, had no violations or compliance issues in 2013; Squab Producers of California , which corrected recurring pH violations in 2013 and was recognized for being proactive; G-3 Enterprises (Closure Division), for having no violations or compliance issues in 2013, and G-3’s Steve Sylvester as an example of an industry representative who has fostered a cooperative relationship between G-3 and the city’s pretreatment program; Modesto Plating and Powder Coating , for having no violations or compliance issues in 2013; Georgia-Pacific , for having no violations and for significant improvement in reducing issues with its wastewater for a second straight year; and Bunge Oils , for significant improvement in reducing issues with its wastewater.

Future Leader picked

Deanna Hill , administrator at English Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Centerin Modesto since 2004, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living as a future leader in long-term and post-acute care. Hill will join the association’s Future Leaders, a yearlong program that offers training and guidance to nursing home professionals. At English Oaks, she implemented programs to deliver in-house therapy services, buffet dining and consistent assignment among caregivers. During her tenure, the facility reduced hospital readmission rates, cut anti-psychotic medications and achieved the highest U.S. government score, a five-star facility rating.

Small firm, big donation

Employees of Don’s Mobile Glass on H Street in downtown Modesto pooled their resources to donate $16,566 to the United Way of Stanislaus County. The money will be used to support education, health and income stability programs, including those intended to raise the county’s high school graduation rates.

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