MDEQ and MMA To Host Environmental and Energy Workshop

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Mississippi Manufacturers’ Association (MMA) will host an environmental and energy seminar on April 10 in Jackson.  The topics revolve around the theme:  Environmental Leadership:  A Smart Business Choice.  Energy efficiency and waste reduction opportunities will be discussed.  The event will be held at the Marriott in downtown Jackson beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Speakers and topics include:


►Toyota’s Approach to Sustainable Manufacturing

Kevin Butt, General Manager & Chief Environmental

Officer, Toyota Motor Engineering.


►Southwire — Case Study in Waste Reduction and

Environmenal Leadership

Amy Vickery, Southwire.


►Recycling Electronic and Universal Wastes

Barrett White, Magnolia Data Solutions.


►Columbus Air Force Base Recycling Program —

Benefits and Challenges

Renae Fischer, Mike Blythe, CAFB.


►Newest Technologies for Energy Efficient Lighting

Marc Hodges, Irby Lighting, and Hugh Fonville, Sylvania.


►Energy Efficiency Assistance Opportunities for Industrial and Commercial


Karen Bishop, Mississippi Development Authority, Jenah Zweig, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, David Sparks, TVA, and Arlan Chenault, Mississippi Power.

The seminar will be followed by a luncheon recognizing the newest members of MDEQ’s enHance program.


For more information, use this link, or contact Barbara Hopkins at MMA:  601-292-1125 or

Information about enHance is available at:


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