Community | November 18 2020

New Monitoring Station Built to Measure Air Quality on Detroit’s East Side

We all need clean air, at home and at work, inside and outside of the places we live. But how do we truly know that the air we’re breathing is clean? That’s why we’ve installed a state-of-the-art, ambient air quality monitoring station at our new Mack Assembly Plant. 

While we’re proud to say that our new Detroit assembly plant is one of our most efficient and sustainable manufacturing operations and that it will have the lowest achievable volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission rate of any auto assembly plant in the country, our neighbors expressed the need for more accurate data on the local air quality.

We listened, and it became clear that residents in the area around our new plant did not have access to robust air quality data. In fact, the nearest air monitoring station was nearly five miles away.

Not anymore. The new air quality monitoring station we’ve installed on the north end of our Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack will monitor nearby particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Starting in 2021, we will submit the collected data quarterly to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), which will provide the state and local residents with important air quality information that is currently not available from the existing air monitoring network.

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