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COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS FOR BERGQUIST GREEN TIER APPLICATION

May 13, 2014

PRESCOTT, Wis. -- The public has an opportunity to comment on an application for Wisconsin's Green Tier Program by Bergquist Company. The application is for Bergquist Company's Prescott facility in northwestern Wisconsin.

Bergquist Company is applying for Tier 1 of the Green Tier program, which is designed to encourage, recognize and reward companies that are committed to superior environmental performance. Green Tier encourages businesses to voluntarily collaborate with the Department of Natural Resources, and applicants must also have a good environmental record as well as implement an Environmental Management System.

The Bergquist Company is a privately-held, family-owned business started by Carl Bergquist in 1964. The company began by distributing electronic components in the upper Midwest and consists of three main divisions: Thermal Products, Membrane Switches and Touch Screens. Today Bergquist supplies the world with some of the most well-known brands in the business: Sil-Pad thermally conductive interface materials, Gap Pad electrically insulating and non-insulating gap fillers, Hi-Flow phase change grease replacement materials, Bond-Ply™ thermally conductive adhesive tapes, and Thermal Clad insulated metal substrates.

Bergquist Company is committed to document, implement, and maintain an effective Environmental Management System, which through environmental aspect identification, evaluation, control and continual improvement, maintains compliance with all acceptable regulatory and legal requirements and actively strives towards its internal objectives and targets for pollution prevention while effectively communicating EMS activities internally and to the public.

Bergquist Company's corporate headquarters are located in Chanhassen, Minnesota. They have two other facilities in Minnesota, as well as one in South Dakota. Bergquist also maintains sales offices in The Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, and China as well as sales representatives in 30 other countries.

The DNR will accept public comments on Bergquist Company's Green Tier application through June 13, 2014. Comments may be directed to Gregg Breese, Wisconsin DNR, OB/7, PO Box 7921, Madison WI 53707, by email to gregory.breese@wisconsin.gov, or by calling 608-509-5046.

More details about Bergquist Company can be found at www.bergquistcompany.com (exit DNR) For more information about Bergquist's Green Tier participation search the DNR website for Green Tier and click on the tab for "Applicants".

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregg Breese, 608-509-5046

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 13, 2014




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