Calgon Carbon Corporation
) said that it received the 2014 Excellence in Sustainability Award
for its Gila Bend, AZ, plant from the Arizona Manufacturers Council
(AMC) during the AMC's annual Manufacturer of the Year Summit &
The Gila Bend plant became operational in 2013. The facility is
equipped with the most modern and energy efficient tools which help
in recycling or reactivation of granular activated carbon (GAC),
used in drinking water applications. The plant adheres to the
public policies, thereby ensuring safe drinking water along with
regional growth and economic prosperity.
The GAC products at the plant protects the public drinking water
from various threats such as disinfection by-products and various
organic contaminants, including contaminants of emerging concern,
such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products that find their
way into drinking water supply.
Gila Bend has been exclusively designed to provide custom
reactivation of GAC. It produces 15 million pounds of reactivated
carbon per year for use by municipalities.
Moreover, the facility provides cost savings and environmental
benefits that are also utilized by the Arizona water utilities
including the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale, among
others. The plant utilizes technology developed by Calgon Carbon
that has reduced the cost of using GAC by as much as 40% and has
also reduced carbon footprint associated with GAC utilization by up
Calgon Carbon's shares were up 1% in the trading session last
Friday. The stock has gained around 19% over a year.
Calgon Carbon is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock.
Other companies in the pollution control industry worth considering
Vertex Energy, Inc.
Pure Cycle Corporation
). All of them carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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