Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM PDT

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Donna Walden 

Partial List of Presenters

NV Green Business Certification

Donna Walden, President of greenUP!, Director of the Nevada Green Business Program

Master Trainer & Technical Assistance Provider

Thomas Vinson – Zero Waste Enterprises, LLC

City of Los Angeles

Miguel Rodas
Environmental Compliance Inspector
City of Los Angeles Pretreatment Program

Jennifer Kong – Environmental Engineering          Los Angeles Industry Program Manager

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Jennifer Kong – City of LA Pollution Prevention

Industry Specialists

Katy Wolf, Consultant

Rolfe Parsloe, Department of Ecology                    State of Washington

Event Sponsors


The Metal Manufacturer & Finishers Environmental Certification Program 

FREE training for small to medium businesses in the metal manufacturing and finishing business. Learn best practices in management of hazardous materials, compliance and environmental inspections and regulations and marketplace competitiveness.

(Click on the image above to download the Metal Manufacturing and Fabrication Brochure)

Metal Manufacturer & Finishers Schedule

(Alternating Wednesdays from 9am to 10:30am PT)

All sessions are virtual with the same Meeting Link (computer, tablet or smartphone):

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 267-039-661

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Introduction to Metal Finishing Environmental Certification

Week 1 - Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (9am - 10:30am PT) - "Finding the Hidden Profits in Environmental Stewardship"

The introduction explains how environmental stewardship will help address challenges metal manufacturers face including regulations and compliance, risk management and remaining profitable in a competitive marketplace.

Week 2 - Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (9am - 10:30am PT) - "Sustainability and the Metal Manufacturing Industry - Success Stories and Lessons Learned"

Week 2 covers success stories on how metal manufacturers can save money and reduce waste.

Successful Metal Manufacturing Environmental Practices

Week 3 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 (9am - 10:30am PT) - "Pollution Prevention Opportunities for Metal Finishing"

This training will cover greening of metal finishing processing including electroplatiching, electroless plating, anodizing, coating, chemical etching, and manufacturing of printed circuit boards.

Week 4 - Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (9am - 10:30am PT)  - "Metal Manufacturing Best Management Practices and Proven Pollution Prevention Techniques"

This training will be a deeper dive on risk management, how to reduce pollution and save money.

Lean and Environmental Training for Metal Finishing

Week 5 - Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (9am - 10:30am PT) - "Safer Alternatives in Solvent Applications for Metal Processing"

Solvents including vapor degreasing, paint stripping, aerosol cleaning lubricants, and metalworking fluids are used by thousands of companies for cleaning metal processing. This training will explore potential alternatives to harmful solvents and tradeoffs for each of the methods.

Week 6 - Wednesday, September 29, 2021 (9am - 10:30am PT) - "Finding Value in LEAN

This course explains how to use LEAN principles for optimal performance in metal manufacturing.

Week 7 - Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (9am - 10:30am PT) - "Lean Practices and Success Stories"

Continuation of LEAN techniques including value stream, chemical management, and success stories.