Today, environmentalism is less of a choice and more of a requirement. With more countries industrializing and the population continuing to grow, sustainability and environmentally responsible practices have come to the forefront. Green has taken the world by storm.
So how can the typical fabricator join this movement and make a profit while doing so? Surface Fabrication has looked into just that subject and has come up with some ideas that we are going to share with you in this special feature on green.
Our first story shows that being environmentally friendly doesn’t necessarily mean higher cost with less benefit.
Our second article gives a short explanation of the LEED program, what’s behind it and how fabricators can take advantage of it.
And our final piece lays out some environmentally friendly surfacing materials that are now on the market.
Surface Fabricator achieves 100 Percent Wastewater Recycling
When American Synthetic Surfaces Inc. of Beltsville, Md., decided to expand operations from a solid surface supplier — primarily Corian countertop products — to offering products fabricated from natural stone as well, the company knew from the outset that it was dealing with a whole different animal.
First, ASSI would need more space, which fortunately became available immediately next door to its existing facility.
Second, while it could adopt and integrate the new fabricating methods, there would be significantly different equipment requirements.