Elgin Industries has been certified to the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management systems standard, a global specification covering processes and practices necessary to limit environmental impact through significantly reduced energy and raw materials consumption and lower production of waste materials. ISO 14001:2004 is recognized in 159 countries as the industry standard for environmental management systems. The certification was established in 1996 to meet the growing need for an independently verified, standardized measurement of an organization’s environmental impact. “Elgin Industries has always been a leader in engineering and manufacturing technologies, and now we’re taking a prominent role in the original equipment and aftermarket industries’ green movement,” said Elgin president Bill Skok. “Our employees, customers and the surrounding community all benefit from an organization that’s environmentally conscious. These processes also make us more productive and innovative, which ultimately enhances the value we provide to the market.” Founded in 1919, Elgin Industries is one of the automotive industry’s largest and most successful manufacturers of engine and chassis components. The company also operates one of North America’s most sophisticated heat-treat facilities, offering carbon nitriding, carburizing, neutral hardening and other services to OE and aftermarket manufacturers. Elgin’s manufacturing and headquarters operations are located in Elgin, Ill.