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2001/11/02

Rothsay Invests $2.3 Million In Winnipeg Facility To Upgrade Environmental Systems

Winnipeg, MB - Rothsay is investing $2.3 million in air quality upgrades at its Winnipeg facility on Dawson Road. The investment comes as a result of collaboration with Manitoba Conservation and local Windsor Park area residents over the past six months, through a process facilitated by Manitoba Conservation’s Clean Environment Commission.

Rothsay has been working with concerned citizens and Manitoba Conservation since May 2001 to identify areas for improvement in Rothsay’s operations and to discuss the company’s activities as they addressed recent air quality concerns.

The improvements slated for implementation include additional odour control equipment, called scrubbers, for several processing areas within the facility.

“Rothsay has been providing essential environmental services for Winnipeg and the surrounding area since the early 1960’s,” said Ron Vincent, Plant Manager, Rothsay. “We are committed to working with government and the community to provide those services in an environmentally responsible manner.

At a recent meeting, the residents who participated in the process indicated that they are encouraged that the company has made a commitment to improve odours from the plant, and are committed to following through with the dispute resolution process.

As a recycler of food waste products, Rothsay provides an essential environmental service to the agriculture and food industries by recycling products, which are used in the production of numerous materials.

 


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