Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Workshop to be held on June 12.May 17, 2012 -
By attending Green Manufacturer Network's Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Workshop on June 12, manufacturing executives can learn how to make their company's operations more sustainable, eco-friendly, and profitable. Attendees will tour Purdy Professional Painting Tools to see a zero-waste-to-landfill program in action. Remainder of workshop will be held at Portland's LEEDŽ Gold Certified Ecotrust building, with additional presentations providing insight on approaches to achieve zero-waste-to-landfill.
Workshop Provides Manufacturers Proven Practices to Achieve Zero-Waste-to-Landfill
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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
833 Featherstone Rd.
Rockford, IL, 61107
Press release date: May 5, 2012
Registration for June 12 Event Available Online, Via Phone
ROCKFORD, Ill., - According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 250 million tons of waste is created each year in the United States, and more than half ends up in a landfill.
Manufacturing executives can learn how to help reverse this trend and make their company's operations more sustainable, eco-friendly and profitable by attending the Green Manufacturer Network's Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Workshop June 12 in Portland, Ore.
"Results show implementing zero waste can yield significant cost savings, increased competitiveness and reduced environmental impacts," said Kate Bachman, editor of Green Manufacturer magazine. "This interactive event will provide the resources needed to either begin the zero-waste-to-landfill journey or improve upon an already robust waste management program."
Attendees will tour Purdy Professional Painting Tools to see a zero-waste-to-landfill program in action. Purdy, a division of Sherwin-Williams, manufactures high-quality paint brushes and roller covers. The facility in Portland, Ore. supplies brushes to all 50 states in the U.S. as well as the U.K., Australia, and Iceland. In 2009, the Purdy plant became the first Sherwin Williams facility to achieve Zero-Waste-to-Landfill status. Employee engagement and involvement have been key in this achievement and are reasons why Purdy has maintained its status as Zero-Waste-to-Landfill to date. The plant was recently awarded the 2012 City of Portland BEST award for its sustainability practices.
The remainder of the workshop will be held at Portland's LEEDŽ Gold Certified Ecotrust building. Additional presentations and discussions with industry experts will provide insight on approaches manufacturers can implement to achieve Zero-Waste-to-Landfill. Cost to attend the event is $295. Green Manufacturer Network members can attend for $195. Registration is available via phone at 888-394-4362 or http://www.greenmanufacturer.net/event/zero-waste-workshop-oregon.
About FMA & Green Manufacturer Network
Based in Rockford, Ill., the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) is a professional organization with members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and industry trade publications. Green Manufacturer Network (GMN), is a technology affiliate of the FMA. The mission of the GMN is to be the principal resource to advance sustainable manufacturing. FMA Communications, Inc., the publishing affiliate of FMA, produces Green Manufacturer magazine, a bimonthly publication delivered to 55,000 manufacturing professionals that covers the process applications, products, and opportunities that manufacturers need to know about in order to run an effective green operation.