TimkenSteel, a leading producer of customized alloy steel products, recently received two awards for its water-treatment program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The Ohio EPA recognized TimkenSteel with gold and silver awards for utilizing a new compound that reduces chemical use by 90%, or 777,000 pounds per year. Additional benefits include reducing solids by more than 2 million pounds annually and cost savings of $30,000 per year. TimkenSteel’s water-treatment plant receives wastewater from the company’s Harrison, Gambrinus and Faircrest plants in Canton. The water is cleaned and returned back to the steel plants for use.               

“The team at TimkenSteel’s water treatment plant took an already highly efficient process and, through rigorous testing, discovered a new approach that reduces waste and costs,” said Joe Garofalo, director –steel services.

The Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards program recognizes organizations that reduce waste, improve efficiency and work to continuously improve as environmental stewards.