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Fairmont Santrol Accepted into Green Tier Program
Green Tier is a pioneering approach to environmental management that is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Green Tier provides interested businesses with the ability to reduce regulatory red tape by implementing innovative environmental quality programs and meeting performance measures.  Many Wisconsin businesses have become Green Tier members and have taken steps to improve their firm’s environmental outcomes.  Green Tier is a collaboration between businesses and government that helps conserve our resources while providing businesses with ideas and approaches that cut unnecessary costs and boost productivity. 
 
Recently, Fairmount Santrol was accepted into the Green Tier program, enrolling its facilities in Menomonie, Hager City, and Maiden Rock.  In approving Fairmont Santrol’s application, the DNR noted that the Fairmount facilities exceeded the Department’s regulatory standards and has worked to achieve superior environmental performance.  By implementing new equipment and processes, Fairmount Santrol decreased its energy consumption by 35% and decreased the amount of waste going into landfills by 86% since 2010.  For more information about the Green Tier program, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/GreenTier/ .