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United – GSE & Building Mtc. – Recertified

United Airlines Ground Service Equipment & Building Maintenance facility (8121 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR) has successfully recertified for EcoBiz. Tasked with maintaining ground equipment at Portland International Airport (PDX), the shop continues to improve its environmental practices. With leadership from Jeff Barrow, Supervisor & Environmental Coordinator, United: Covers scrap metal, used…

Lents Body Shop Inc. – Recertified

Continuing their longstanding commitment to protecting the environment, Lents Body Shop, Inc has recertified for EcoBiz. Located in the Lents Town Center at 9038 S.E. Foster Road in Portland, Lents Body Shop takes great pride in their eco-friendly practices, including: Using Low VOC, Waterborne Paints Posting spill response plans throughout the shop Placing spill…

A New Dimension Collision Repair – Recertified

Last week, A New Dimension Collision Repair (1130 SE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland) recertified with EcoBiz, upholding their commitment to protecting environment. By utilizing a water based paint system, they drastically reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous waste associated with most auto paints. During the recertification process, they also decided to…

Recycling & Services Guide for Auto shops

EcoBiz has compiled a working list of Automotive related recyclers and service providers in the Portland Metro Region. You can find the document here: http://goo.gl/gTNKph. To add your own resources or to suggest changes contact EcoBiz Manager mfrister@pprc.org

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…

HAWTHORNE AUTO CLINIC: RECERTIFIED

Back in 1999, they were the first auto shop to become EcoBiz Certified. Fifteen years later, Hawthorne Auto Clinic continues to uphold and evolve their high environmental standards. In June, EcoBiz program staff with the PPRC and the Oregon DEQ, recertified Hawthorne Auto Clinic for an additional 5 years. The shop continues to adapt and improve…

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…

KEEP YOUR SHOP IN TUNE – FEB 12, 2014

This month, EcoBiz hosted it’s second event for shop owners and managers, this time at Everett Street Autoworks. After a guided shop tour led by owner Jake Hammer, the over 20 attendees heard from Energy Trust of Oregon. Lighting Specialist and ETO contractor Aaron Leatherwood spoke on the current incentives available for…

MINI of Portland: Certified

Mini of Portland, located at 9134 SW Canyon Rd in Beaverton, is now EcoBiz Certified. Service Manager Chris Cyree  and implemented a number of eco-friendly changes to gain certification including: Adding a secondary containment berm for the product storage room; Moving all tires off-site for recycling daily; Acquiring a covered container…