Gurnee Facility

A Message to our Gurnee Community:

First and foremost, Vantage is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees, neighboring communities and the local environment around our production facilities.

Recently, the U.S. EPA issued its latest National Air Toxics Assessment, which is a screening tool to help identify air emissions that may warrant further study. As part of that process, the EPA reassessed its view of the risk associated with ethylene oxide (EO).  This material is consumed at our Gurnee, Illinois facility where low levels of EO are emitted as part of the production processes.

Vantage takes this matter very seriously, not only because we have been a longstanding corporate resident of Gurnee, but because many of us also call this community our home for ourselves and our families.

Because of this review, we have been communicating regularly with the EPA about EO emissions from our facility including voluntary improvements:

  • In addition to our current multiple on-site detection systems, we will be implementing an air monitoring program at the perimeter of our property; and
  • We are evaluating technical improvements to our existing emission control systems to further reduce EO emissions.

Vantage operations fully comply with current federal and state environmental regulations pertaining to EO and we intend to cooperate with local, state and federal authorities to address their questions and concerns regarding this matter.


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