April 2, 1996 |
In a White House ceremony, 3M Camarillo received the 1996 Presidential Award for Sustainable Development for its pollution prevention program. The award, given to company officials by Vice President Al Gore, was for 3M's Pollution Prevention Pays program, instituted in 1975. It is believed to be one of the first corporate-wide environmental programs in the United States with measurable results.
October 17, 1995
Thanks to the folks at the 3M Camarillo plant, computer users will soon be able to store nearly twice as much data on backup cartridges than they currently can. The company has added a new cassette to its Travan series of backup cartridges. The new product, due out in mid-November, will be capable of storing up to eight gigabytes (or 8 billion bytes of information). A 15-gigabyte cassette is scheduled for release in 1996.
July 25, 1995 |
3M Camarillo has been named Employer of the Year by the Ventura County/Santa Barbara County chapter of the California Assn. of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Professionals. The award was given "as a result of a decade-old pledge to return employees back into the work environment," said Bob Michels, the plant's manufacturing manager. Also honored was the facility's health care nurse, Darlene Rose. She said 3M's disability management program provides both physical and emotional support.
April 16, 1996 |
An announcement is scheduled today for the new name of the 3M plant in Camarillo, which is becoming part of a new company with the division of 3M into two entities. 3M announced last year that it would split into two companies to better serve its customers and shareholders. The 3M name will remain with the company that serves the life science and industrial/consumer markets, while the new company will serve the data storage and data imaging markets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989 |
A manufacturing plant that officials have called Ventura County's second-worst air polluter disclosed plans Friday to reduce emissions by 70% to 80% by the end of 1991. County officials hailed the $4- million project by the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. in Camarillo, noting that the company's move was voluntary. "It's not the kind of thing that businesses are coming running forward to do," said Richard Baldwin, director of the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1991 |
Ventura County manufacturing companies last year legally emitted more than 860,000 pounds of toxic chemicals that may cause cancer or birth defects or damage the Earth's protective ozone layer, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report says. For the fourth year in a row, the 3M Co. in Camarillo topped the county's list of 27 companies that emitted toxic pollutants into the air.