Draka Cableteq USA Joins Green Suppliers Network
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Draka Cableteq USA, Inc.
22 Joseph E. Warner Blvd.
North Dighton, MA, 02764
Press release date: February 21, 2010
North Dighton, MA, February 18, 2010- As part of an on-going effort to be at the forefront of modern, environmentally responsible manufacturing, the Draka Cableteq USA, Inc.. Schuylkill Haven facility recently participated in the Green Suppliers Network's exhaustive technical review and is now proud to announce that it has become a Partner in the Green Suppliers Network (GSN).
The Green Suppliers Network is a collaborative venture among Industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The goal of the Green Suppliers Network is to help small and medium -sized manufacturers stay competitive and profitable while reducing their impact on the environment.
The Green Suppliers Network is making a significant difference for US manufacturers. It leverages a national network of manufacturing technical assistance resources to help companies become more sustainable and profitable.
Nominated by one of the Green Suppliers Network's Corporate Champions, Draka underwent an in-depth onsite technical review of all manufacturing processes, power usage, waste streams, scrap, recycling and the impact of their wire & cable products on the environment.
The Schuylkill Haven facility had already implemented Lean manufacturing and had earned an ISO: 14001 certificate for its environmental policies, and had embraced a systematic approach to eliminating waste and minimizing the company's impact on the environment. Building on this foundation, the Green Suppliers Network was able to take Draka a step further towards environmental stewardship and environmentally sustainable products.
"It is an honor to be recognized for our on-going environmental efforts and we are proud to be associated with the GSN network", says Rich Parvesse, Business Unit Director.
He adds, "Draka invests substantial time, money and resources in putting programs in place to eliminate waste in the manufacturing process, and to adopt standards such as RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) to make our products safe and sustainable. We believe that our lean manufacturing coupled with sound environmental management strategies deliver a superior value to our customers. Being a GSN Partner is one more step that Draka has taken in our commitment to responsible environmental stewardship."
Draka Cableteq USA, Inc. develops, engineers and manufactures high performance standard and specialty cables and has facilities in Taunton, Massachusetts and Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Draka Cableteq USA, Inc. is a member of the Draka family of wire and cable companies owned by Draka Holding N.V. (Public, AMS:DRAK) based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.