WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 19 /PRNewswire/ — The national environmental
nonprofit group Renew America and the President's Council on Sustainable
Development announced today that ITT Industries, Inc.'s (NYSE: IIN) McDonnell
& Miller unit has been selected for a National Award for Sustainability in the
category of Pollution Prevention. The prestigious awards are being given by
Renew America and the President's Council to a select few organizations
throughout the nation that demonstrate leadership and excellence in
integrating environmental, economic, and community sustainability. This year
only 24 organizations from 16 states were selected.
"These awards celebrate the ways in which Americans are working together
to protect public health and the environment and also demonstrate that a
healthy environment and a growing economy really do go hand-in-hand," said
Carol Browner, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
co-chair of the National Town Meeting for a Sustainable America.
"The winners were selected through a rigorous process from over 300
applicants who exemplify the ideals of cooperative, 'can-do' citizenship,"
remarked Anna Slafer, Executive Director of Renew America. "As Earth Day
gives us an opportunity to focus on the importance of caring for our planet,
Renew America and the President's Council on Sustainable Development honor the
people and programs that safeguard our environment and enhance our communities
"Receiving this award is a proud accomplishment for McDonnell & Miller and
all its employees," said Robert Dvorak, McDonnell & Miller General Manager.
"We take great pride in being a good corporate citizen and insuring that we
provide a safe environment for our community."
On Monday, May 3rd, McDonnell & Miller will be honored at an award
ceremony that is a featured event of the landmark National Town Meeting for a
Sustainable America, convening May 2nd - 5th in Detroit, Michigan and co-
sponsored by the President's Council on Sustainable Development and the Global
Environment and Technology Foundation.
McDonnell & Miller, a unit of ITT Industries, is a leading manufacturer of
boiler controls, flow switches, liquid level controls and steam specialty
products for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Currently
celebrating its 75th anniversary, the company employs 250 people at its plant
on Chicago's northside.
ITT Industries, Inc. (http://www.ittind.com) is a global industrial manufacturing
company with leading positions in the markets that it serves, generating 1998
global sales of $4.5 billion. ITT Industries is the world's largest producer
of pumps and also produces systems and services to move and control water and
other fluids. The company is also a leading supplier of sophisticated military
defense systems, and provides advanced technical and operational services to a
broad range of government agencies. ITT Industries is a leading provider of
connectors, switches and cabling used in telecommunications, computing,
aerospace and industrial applications, as well as network services. Further,
ITT Industries provides industrial components for a number of other markets,
including transportation, construction and aerospace. Based in White Plains,
NY, ITT Industries employs approximately 33,000 people around the world.
SOURCE ITT Industries, Inc.
Web site: http://www.ittind.com
CONTACT: Bob Rathke of ITT Industries, 847-966-3700,