PAS Technologies Achieves Environmental Milestone

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PAS Technologies announced today that its Phoenix, Arizona facility has reached a significant milestone in environmental compliance as part of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act. PAS is a specialized provider of cost-effective original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) products, services and solutions for the commercial and military aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and oil and gas markets.

When the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the local regulatory and enforcement agency for the EPA, developed a new and more stringent initiative to measure the effectiveness of storm water runoffs and discharges associated with industrial activities for Sector AA facilities, plating and coating operations such as PAS Phoenix were required to achieve compliance. The program requires benchmark monitoring for a four-year period to ensure compliance under the new ADEQ Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). Monitoring at the PAS Phoenix facility was conducted between 2011 and 2015.

“As one of the first facilities in the Phoenix area to meet discharge limits required by the MSGP, PAS Phoenix has successfully completed all sampling requirements—below benchmark standards—and now is compliant with all monitoring parameters,” said Jennifer Widowski, Stormwater, General Permitting and Surface Water Section Specialist, Storm Water Division of ADEQ. The acknowledgement of compliance ensures that the PAS facility can continue wastewater and storm water discharges, which are critical to the plating processes and overall operations.

The PAS Phoenix facility is a proven supplier of choice and leading manufacturer in the international aerospace industry, driving world-class performance and delivering operational excellence. During the past two years, PAS Phoenix has improved significantly on a number of key business metrics including on-time delivery, first-pass yield, customer rejection rates, safety, and customer satisfaction.

“PAS Technologies is committed to a sustainable future by ensuring our environmental footprint compromises no community nor future generation across the life cycle of our products,” said Thomas Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, PAS Technologies. “Our efforts to ensure compliance with ADEQ is an important and positive step in meeting all regulatory requirements, and being recognized as a leader in Phoenix through actions that minimize a negative impact on the environment is testament to the strong emphasis we place on green stewardship at our company.”

The PAS Phoenix operation has a successful 40-year history as a precision machine and metals finishing supplier for the aerospace industry with specialties including: machining; grinding; plating and other surface treatments requirements; metal finishing requirements with multiple processes; complex masking and close tolerances; light manufacturing of small detail components; and precision shafts. PAS Phoenix is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The operation also is accredited by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program for non-destructive testing and special processing, and approved for AS9001 and AS9110.

Editor’s Note

PAS Technologies Inc. ( is a privately held corporation and operates globally in six locations including Hillsboro, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; Phoenix, Arizona; Manchester, Connecticut; Singapore; and Romania. The company specializes in providing cost-effective OEM and MRO solutions for the aerospace, oil and gas, and Industrial Gas Turbine markets. By using innovative and proprietary high-technology processes, along with solutions licensed from OEMs, the company provides great value to its customers. PAS specializes in working with customers whose components are exposed to high wear, high heat, and corrosive environments.

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