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Heitzman Body & Paint Continues Legacy of Excellence

Heitzman Body & Paint, an eighty-year-old Beaverton institution, doesn’t rest on its laurels. Committed to quality, the shop has continued to improve its processes and services while reducing its ecological impact.Heitzman’s President, Lisa Thomson, is also the granddaughter of founder Tom Heitzman. In her 32 years at the company, she…

Auto Shops Find Safer Chemicals

On June 3, 2015, Posted by In Best PracticesCase StudyEnvironmental News

Originally posted by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center. On May 13, PPRC hosted a webinar on Safer Alternatives in the Auto Repair Industry. The webinar reviewed specific and effective ways that auto repair shops can improve the safety of the chemicals they use (webinar video). For more information on…

PSU Hiring for EPA funded ECOBIZ Project

PSU’s Community Environmental Services is a hiring for an EPA funded grant project which will expand EcoBiz, and provide free technical assistance to auto shops and landscapers in east Portland, Gresham and Clackamas County. Applicants must be enrolled in Portland State University thru June 2015. For more information, contact EcoBiz…

Bruce Chevrolet: Certified

With assistance from staff and Service Manager Jason Sontag, Bruce Chevrolet is now EcoBiz Certified. Bruce Chevy, located in Hillsboro, Oregon, adopted a number of environmentally friendly practices including: Installing spill containment systems for all containers over 55 gallons. Adding four spill kits, and providing annual spill training. Recycling and reusing parts cleaning…

Spray-Painting: When Compliance Counts

Article first appeared on www.pprc.org If you own or operate a business that involves paint stripping or surface coating, you may want to check whether or not your business complies with current Area Source rules for hazardous pollutants. Ensuring compliance will not only protect your business from worker health casualties and potential lawsuits, but also…

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