Eight Iowa businesses have teamed with the Iowa DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program this summer to increase the efficiency of their operations and reduce associated costs

Waterloo, IA – According to the state officials, engineering students work on-site at their assigned company to conduct in-depth assessments, analyze data, research pollution prevention strategies, and provide calculated recommendations.

Companies utilize the data to make informed decisions and drive implementations that will help meet their environmental performance goals, officials said.

In the last 20 years, more than 195 Iowa companies, hospitals, universities and government agencies have participated in this innovative program, accumulating more than $111.8 million in savings as a result of using resources more efficiently and improving environmental performance. 

Companies participating in the 2022 P2 Intern Program include:

Denison: Monogram Quality Foods

Des Moines: Dee Zee, Inc.

LeMars: Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Marshalltown: JBS USA, LLC

Muscatine: HNI Corporation

Ottumwa: JBS Swift Pork

Spirit Lake: Polaris Industries – Indian Motorcycle

Storm Lake: Tyson Foods Inc. – Hillshire Brands

More information on the Pollution Prevention Intern Program and a list of 2022 projects here.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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