Successful emissions-reduction projects

Eighty-three small businesses in Minnesota have reduced VOCs by 37 tons a year, the equivalent of 37,000 cans of spray paint a year.

  • Heppner's Auto Body (Inver Grove Heights): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • Heppner's Auto Body - Midway (St. Paul): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • Heppner's Auto Body - 7th Street (St. Paul): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • Heppner's Auto Body (Woodbury): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • Maaco (Richfield): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • Maplewood Collision Center (Maplewood): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • Master Collision Group (Bloomington): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • MCP Collision Center (Annandale): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • Mountain Power Hydraulics (Mountain Lake): Install industrial parts washer, eliminating Xylol.
  • Pro Auto Collision & Frame (Ortonville): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College (St. Cloud): Install the Virtual Paint system, which teaches the next generation of painters about efficiency and techniques that use less paint and reduce emissions.
  • Windy's Collision Center (St. Paul): Converting to waterborne paint system.
  • Crystal Lake Automotive (Lakeville and Burnsville): Converting to waterborne paint system.

83 small businesses have received $721,000 in grants to reduce VOCs, equal to 37,000 spray paint cans a year.