Wabash National facility honored for environmental excellence

Wabash National Corporation has received the Federal Clean Industry Certification at its production facility in San José Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico.

“Achieving the Federal Clean Industry Certification is a significant achievement for Wabash National and our San José Iturbide team,” says Brent Yeagy, president and COO at Wabash National. “Not only does it demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment, our associates and our communities, it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team.”

Wabash National says the San José Iturbide facility manufactures Bulk and Brenner brand tank trailers, as well as Walker brand storage silos. The plant includes 100,000 sq.-ft. of manufacturing space and employs more than 250 people.

The Federal Clean Industry Certification took nearly four years to complete and required compliance with all of Mexico’s environmental federal laws set by the Federal Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA). Progress toward the certification was monitored through regular internal audits, as well as two federal audits. Certification was officially granted to Wabash National on May 25, 2017, the company says.

“This certification shows that our San José Iturbide operation is committed to safety, Wabash National’s first core value, and to taking care of the environment,” says Guillermo Mendez, director of operations at the San José Iturbide facility. “With this award, we can improve the efficiency of our processes and continue to increase our environmental performance.”

Wabash National is one of 12 companies in Guanajuato to earn this recognition, out of more than 1,000 companies in the state. The certificate was presented to the Wabash National team on July 5 by PROFEPA delegate José Isaac González Calderón.

In addition to the Federal Clean Industry Certificate, the company says the San José Iturbide operation also is ISO 14001:2004 registered, an international standard for environmental management systems.

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