Ashland product helps boatbuilder win EPA award

PQ Marine Holdings Inc. has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award for implementing a program using U.S. Polychemical's Acrastrip cleaning fluid from Ashland Distribution.

PQ Marine Holdings Inc. (Holland, Mich.) was recently honored with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award for implementing a program with significant workplace benefits. The company, maker of PowerQuest brand powerboats, received the EPA’s Design for the Environment formulator initiative award for successfully implementing a program using U.S. Polychemical’s Acrastrip cleaning fluid.

Acrastrip cleaning fluid is available exclusively through Ashland Distribution, a division of Ashland Inc. (Dublin, Ohio). A program designed by Ashland helps customers achieve EPA recognition for their environmental stewardship efforts when they use Acrastrip cleaning fluid. It was through this program that PQ Marine Holdings Inc. received recognition from the EPA. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, Mich., presented the award during a ceremony that featured recognition from a number of leading officials.

Ashland says Acrastrip cleaning fluid is recognized by the EPA as a Design for the Environment product, and as such, customers who have successfully implemented a program with Acrastrip can be recognized for that achievement. “Customers who use Acrastrip cleaner show a solid commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Ted Harris, president, Ashland Distribution. “We are proud to offer this product, not only to our customers in Michigan, but also to those throughout North America.”

PQ Marine Holdings designs and manufactures PowerQuest pleasure powerboats. The company offers eight models from 22 ft to 38 ft long.