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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2001

State to Help Danville Firm Expand Waste Treatment Facilities

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today said the state will assist CCL Custom Manufacturing to expand its on-site waste pre-treatment facility, enabling the company to retain jobs and meet its long-term capacity needs in Danville.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) will provide a $500,000 grant through its Large Business Development Program to enable CCL Custom Manufacturing to install an additional treatment tank system at its plant, doubling its ability to hold and pre-treat waste prior to discharge to the Danville Sanitary District's treatment facility.

In addition, the state is providing $200,000 in Illinois FIRST grant funds to the Danville Sanitary District to purchase and install day storage tanks. These tanks will expand the facility's capacity for holding and pre-treating waste.

"With more than 700 employees, CCL Custom Manufacturing is one of Vermilion County's largest employers," Governor Ryan said. "But its continued growth means it must keep up with waste treatment needs. This project ensures that the company and the sanitary district can adequately address that increased demand."

CCL Custom Manufacturing is the world's largest contract manufacturer of consumer products. Its Danville operation is an industry leader in the production of aerosol and liquid personal care, household, specialty pharmaceutical, automotive and institutional products. The company currently pre-treats waste generated in the manufacturing process by exposing it to air and biological agents in a one-million-gallon on-site treatment tank.

"When companies grow, they place new burdens on existing infrastructure," said DCCA Director Pam McDonough. "Programs like the Large Business Development Program help us address these needs, ensuring that Illinois competes effectively for new business growth and the resulting jobs."

Ed Czerwinski, Vice President/General Manager of CCL Custom Manufacturing's Danville plant, said the grants are essential to the firm's future competitiveness.

"Our pre-treatment system is at capacity," Czerwinski said. "Without these additions, even modest growth in Danville could overload the system, resulting in stiff penalties. With the expansion, CCL Custom Manufacturing can continue to consider Danville for future product growth. We are grateful to Governor Ryan, Rep. Bill Black, Sen. Judy Myers, the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs and the Danville Area Economic Development Corporation for their assistance in making this project possible."

Construction is scheduled to begin this spring.


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