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NASA Awards Buckeye Industries Certificate of Appreciation

NASA Glenn Research Center awarded Buckeye Industries a Certificate of Appreciation. The award reads: “In recognition of your outstanding support to NASA Glenn Research Center’s recycling program; specifically your work in recycling plastics, Styrofoam™ and expanded polystyrene pellets from our Zero Gravity Research Facility.”

The award was presented to Carmen Siciliano, Sales Professional of Buckeye Industries, by Richard Flasig, Chief, Logistics and Technical Information Division at NASA’s Sustainability Fair on September 18, 2013. Dr. Rickey Shyne, Director of Facilities and Test Directorate, GRC Sustainability Officer; Jim Free, GRC Center Director and Northeast Ohio CFC Executive; Matt Grey, Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Scott Sanders, chair Earth Day Coalition were featured speakers at this year’s event.

This award is given to those companies working with NASA that offer the best in recycling sustainability practices. “We are very honored to be recognized by such an important organization as NASA Glenn Research,” states Tom Lewins, New Avenues Executive Director. Buckeye Industries has been providing plastics and Styrofoam recycling services to NASA performed by individuals with disabilities for the last two years.

By providing vocational training and employment to these individuals, they become more productive members of our community. And the community benefits by their high quality, reliable services. “It’s a win-win situation for all,” says Sean Kiniklis, Buckeye Industries Vocational Director.


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