ORLANDO, Fla. – Nautique has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Health and Environmental Stewardship award, the boat brand’s parent company – Correct Craft – reported in a recent statement.
This award recognition is one of ten that the EPA has given in the entire marine industry to date; it also marks the first recognition the EPA has awarded to a ski/wakeboard boat manufacturer, according to the company.
Nautique received the award for its incorporation of ACRASTRIP, the only EPA-endorsed acetone replacement, into its lamination manufacturing processes, Nautique reported. Through the contributions of Ashland Distribution and the entire Nautique lamination team, the company said it has eliminated acetone from its hazardous waste stream.
The non-flammable cleaning fluid allows Nautique to reduce its impact on its surroundings and provides its employees with additional health benefits as they are now working in a more eco-friendly environment, the company explained.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the EPA for our outstanding commitment to producing high quality Nautique boats in an environment that is eco-friendly,” stated Correct Craft President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “We are equally proud that we are the first boat manufacturer within the ski and wakeboard segment to receive this esteemed recognition.”
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