A truckload of soy-based oil is on its way to the Gulf Coast from an eastern Iowa company. A former U-N-I instructor of industrial arts now is the CEO of “Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing” of Plainfield, which is donating the shipment of chainsaw oil. Lou Honary says he’s determined there’s plenty of need for it, and has identified locations where they’ll deliver the product.He plans to deliver the oil in bulk to places like fire departments and power company maintenance headquarters, and if they come across church groups or other workers using chainsaws for a lot of cleanup, they’ll give them some of the oil. Honary says he contacted a Red Cross official who told him it’d be best just “get in the truck and go and deliver it.” The local official told Honary he’d worked in previous hurricane cleanups in the south, and for a product like chainsaw bar oil, he was sure there’d be no problem finding organizations and staging areas where they could distribute that. Using the soy-based oil, Honary explains that in case of a spill during the extensive cleanup work, operators of the power tools won’t be guilty of polluting.
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