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2018 enHance Workshop

The enHance environmental stewardship workshop and awards luncheon in downtown Jackson will be held Thursday, April 5, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by MDEQ and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, and this year’s workshop will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program.

The workshop will provide information concerning the principles of environmental stewardship, lean manufacturing, waste reduction through best management practices, presentations, and case studies. The workshop is also a great opportunity to network with Mississippi’s environmental stewardship leaders.  

Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jackson Marriott 
200 E Amite St.
Jackson, MS 39201

$110 per person

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration; Continental breakfast provided

8:30 – 8:40
Welcome - Mark Williams, MDEQ

8:40 – 9:10
Mississippi enHance: Highlighting Ten Years of Environmental Achievements - Joe Jordan, MMA; and Khairy Abu-Salah, MDEQ

9:10 – 9:25
Case Study: Site Energy Reduction Rapid Improvement Event - Tereance A. Elmore, Eaton Corporation

9:25 – 9:40
Case Study: Managing the Rebound Effects of Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste/Recycling Programs - Mike Jago, Columbus Air Force Base; Michael Blythe, Columbus Air Force Base; and Timothy Turner, Columbus Air Force Base

9:40 – 10:00
Case Study: What Nissan Has Done to Lower its Power Demand - Brett Rasmussen, Nissan North America

10:00 – 10:15
Break; Refreshments provided

10:15 – 11:00
ENHANCED: Long-Term Members Discuss the Accomplishments and Benefits of their Participation in enHance - Brandy Abbott, Ark-Ell Springs Leggett & Platt; Clay Burton, Nucor Steel; and Randy Dunnam, Hunter-Douglas

11:00 – 11:30
The Value of P2 and Safer Choice - Daphne Wilson, Pollution Prevention Coordinator, EPA Region 4; and Pam Swingle, P2 Program Manager, EPA Region 4

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Successes with Materials Exchange - David Wright, Lucite International–Tennessee; and Vaughn Cassidy, Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation

12:00 – 1:30
Awards Luncheon with Featured Speaker - Jay Moon, President & CEO, Mississippi Manufacturers Association
Awards Presentation for 2018 EnHance Members - Gary Rikard, Executive Director, MDEQ

*Agenda is subject to change; as of March 26, 2018.

MMA has reserved a block of rooms at the Jackson Marriott at a rate of $129 per night plus taxes. This rate is available April 4, 2018 to April 5, 2018. Reservations should be made no later than March 22, 2018, to receive the discounted rate. 

To make your hotel reservation online, click here.

There are several ways for you to become a sponsor of the 2018 enHance Workshop! Sponsorships consist of four levels: 

  • Platinum $1,000
  • Gold $750
  • Silver $500
  • Bronze $250

All sponsors will be recognized throughout the workshop. Sponsor commitments must be made by Monday, March 26, to be listed on signage. Email your company's high-resolution logo (JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF or EPS) to Anna Thorn at anna@mma-web.org. Sponsorships do not include registration to the workshop.

For more information, please contact Mr. Khairy Abu-Salah at KAbuSalah@mdeq.ms.gov or 601-961-5284, or Mr. Mark Williams at mwilliams@mdeq.ms.gov or 601-961-5304. More information about the program is available at www.enhance.ms.

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