CHICAGO (Oct. 9, 2009)—A New Berlin, Wis.-based rubber-to-metal products company has agreed to pay more than $100,000 total to settle alleged Clean Air Act violation citations brought by Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A&A Manufacturing Co. Inc. will pay a $79,429 fine and undertake two environmental projects costing a total of $22,280 to resolve EPA allegations that A&A operated from 1995 to the present without a state operating permit that would require the company to limit its hazardous emissions, according to an EPA Region 5 press release.
For the first project, A&A will reformulate one of its coatings to a low-volatile organic compound formula by Dec. 31, 2009, the agency said. For the second, the company will reformulate a second coating to reduce emissions of toluene and total hazardous air pollutants.
According to its Web site, A&A was founded in 1945 and specializes in developing and manufacturing flexible protective covers for the machine tool industry. Its main product line is its Gortite bellows-type covers for cylinder rods and shafts, actuating screws, machine ways and linear rails.