MDEQ Recognizes 2017 enHance Members

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) accepted five new members and ten renewal memberships into its enHance program for the 2017 class on Thursday.  The recognition was part of the annual workshop and awards luncheon held in Jackson.

enHance is a voluntary stewardship program begun in 2009 that recognizes committed environmental leaders who accomplish goals beyond their legal requirements. enHance is open to facilities, cities, counties, and other entities who are interested in the program, and applicants can choose from three tiers: Leader, Steward, or Associate.

“It is an honor to recognize these companies that are actively striving to reduce their wastes, reduce their environmental impacts, and improve the quality of life in their communities. Their vision and leadership is to be commended, as their efforts will result in both immediate and long-term benefits for the residents of our state,” said Gary Rikard, MDEQ Executive Director.

New members for 2017:

Advanced Distributor Products (Grenada)


Eaton Corporation (Jackson)

Omega Motion (Saltillo)


CrestFoam (Houston)

Georgia Pacific Wood Products (Taylorsville)

Renewing members for 2017:

The Cooper Tire Company (Tupelo)

Flexsteel (Starkville)

Nissan North America, Inc. (Canton)

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (Blue Springs)

Tupelo Sleeper – Leggett & Platt (Tupelo)


The Cooper Tire Company (Clarksdale)

Naval Construction Battalion Center (Gulfport)

City of Ridgeland

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (Ocean Springs)


Choctaw Generation Limited Partnership (Ackerman)

Details on the projects submitted by the members as part of the application process follow this release.

Members include private companies, federal government facilities, and local governments. Membership is voluntary, and applications for membership may be submitted each year from July 1 through September 30.

More information about the program is available at

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