Harris’ Quincy Facility Receives Governor’s Sustainability Award

Harris Corp.’s broadcast communications Quincy, Illinois-based operations has been recognized with the 2011 Governor’s Sustainability award, the company announced today.

The company said it was one of 25 that received this award, which recognizes organizations that have demonstrated measures in protecting the environment, sustaining the future and improving the economy.

The Quincy facility was also recognizes in similar areas at a national level, the company reports. Previous awards include the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award in 2008 and making Newsweek magazine’s “500 Greenest U.S. Companies.”

The company cites measures such as installing electric motor generators, which reduced the facility’s fuel purchases and emissions, as well as reducing the amount of water and electricity the facility uses.

“Every employee here has a vested interest in minimizing our impact on the environment, and those employees that make improvement suggestions are given the opportunity to implement their ideas whenever possible,” said Chris Parsons, vice president, global operations and supply chain, Harris broadcast communications in Quincy.

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