ThermoFab Operating Co. LLC has been fined almost $20,000 as part of a settlement with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
MassDEP announced Aug. 30 that Thermofab's headquarters plant in Shirley, Mass., had violated the state's Air Pollution Control, Hazardous Waste and Groundwater Discharge Permit Program regulations. The company, environmental officials said, discharged industrial wastewater outside to the ground without a permit and failed to maintain required air emission records.
The thermoformer also was not meeting standards for storage of hazardous waste and waste oil and did not use compliant materials, the state said.
Thermofab "violated multiple environmental regulations that reduce pollution and enhance safety," Mary Jude Pigsley, director of MassDEP's central regional office in Worcester, said in a news release. "Going forward, the company must ensure compliance with all applicable environmental and public safety requirements."
A company supervisor had no immediate comment when reached by phone Aug. 31.
Thermofab, which makes heavy-gauge plastic equipment enclosures, was acquired a year ago by Producto Group LLC, a portfolio company of Culper Capital Partners of Closter, N.J.
In other news, Producto announced Aug. 3 it has appointed Jennifer Brochu chief financial officer. Brochu previously served for 13 years as vice president of finance for the Aerospace & Defense Division of Berwyn, Pa.-based Ametek Inc.