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Coca-Cola, Caterpillar and Eaton Facilties Join Performance Track

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gained 55 new members in its Performance Track program this month, pushing the number of participants toward the 500 mark.

Members come from across the sectors with three-year goals for improving their environmental performance beyond regulatory requirements. New members, such as Eaton's Searcy plant in Arkansas, also report results, perform outreach and use internal systems to manage their environmental impacts.

Eaton's Searcy plant, for instance, plans to deploy replacement cooling towers and use new water guidelines to lower its water use by 250,000 gallons during the next two years. Ir has cut barium from the painting process of the hydraulic valves and filter assemblies it manufactures by 99 percent.

Coca-Cola North America's Apopka, Fla., facility is a new member that plans to perform a lighting retrofit, replace its HVAC cooling equipment to cut ozone depleting emissions, reduce solid waste through a recycling program and build a wastewater treatment system.

Caterpillar's Griffin, Ga., facility wants to reduce solid waste, replace HID lighting and improve water usage.

"We are proud to have nearly 500 members who together have set more than 2,000 environmental goals," said Performance Track Director Dan Fiorino. "These facilities are making tangible improvements in their performance that contribute to a cleaner, healthier world for their employees, their communities, and the nation."

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