Elkhart Plastics Joins Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention

Elkhart Plastics, Inc. (EPI) is now a member of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners). 

The company’s South Bend, Ind. and Elkhart, Ind. facilities were both recently inducted during the virtual 23rd Annual Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show on Sept. 16 and 17, 2020.

The Partners program is supported by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and works in a number of ways to promote pollution prevention activities.

As a member, both EPI facilities pledge to implement voluntary environmental initiatives, share information and expertise with other businesses, foster environmental stewardship among employees, and help raise public awareness.

“Environmental stewardship has always been a priority for Elkhart Plastics, Inc.,” says Jack Welter, CEO of EPI. “Becoming a member of this group allows us to work with other leading Indiana companies on pollution prevention efforts and to continue finding ways to refine our business to be as environmentally responsible as possible.”

The two EPI facilities were inducted with four other companies including Brulin Holding Company, Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Plant, PSG Energy Group, and SET Environmental, Inc. The new members join 104 other Indiana businesses committed to the Partner Pledge that go above and beyond with their commitment to voluntary environmental initiatives.

The Partners membership provides EPI with opportunities to network with other industries, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities which share an interest in pollution prevention. Membership also provides EPI the opportunity to learn about the financial and environmental benefits of pollution prevention projects from the Partners organization. As part of the group, EPI will participate in quarterly meetings and annual shows and conferences.


EPI South Bend Joins Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention
Corporate Compliance Manager Brian Myers (left), South Bend Plant Manager Mike Bauman (middle), and CEO Jack Welter (right).


EPI Elkhart Joins Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention
CEO Jack Welter (left), Elkhart Plant Manager Dave Page (middle), and Corporate Compliance Manager Brian Myers (right).