Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Continental Maritime of San Diego subsidiary was awarded the Blue Sky Award by San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District for its longstanding initiatives to reduce air pollution.
The APCD annually recognizes one small, one medium and one large business or organization for their efforts in improving air quality. CMSD was nominated by the Industrial Environmental Association in the medium-sized business category.
“As a master ship repair facility fixing Navy warships in one of the most environmentally sensitive and highly regulated regions of the country, I am grateful for the commitment CMSD has made since day one of our operations,” said Dewey Youngerman, CMSD’s environmental health and safety manager. “This year the Air Pollution Control District and the Industrial Environmental Association looked at CMSD’s 29 years of environmental history, millions of pounds of greenhouse gas reductions and our sustainability initiatives to make a public statement that we are doing the right things for the industry and the community.”
Earlier this year, CMSD purchased two point-of-use electric steam boilers that eliminate 84,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually. Since 1986, the company has made equipment upgrades and pursued new sustainability initiatives to remove more than 13 million pounds of greenhouse gases each year.
About Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.