Shaw Industries Earns ‘Facility of the Year' Award
April 7, 2011,
Shaw accepted the honor on Feb. 28 at the CWEA's 38th annual P3S Training Conference & Exhibition.
"Shaw's Santa Fe Springs facility stands out in California for its commitment to environmentally conscious practices across all aspects of its operations," said Paul D. Schmidtbauer, CWEA P3S Awards Committee chair - South. "From recycling and saving millions of gallons of water to its ‘Zero Waste to Landfill' status, the facility is a model of best environmental practices for our state."
The facility diverts residual waste from landfills by sending it to a waste-to-energy facility in the City of Commerce for energy recovery. Among its other environmentally conscious practices are recycling 100% of carpet production waste - including carpet, lint, floor sweepings and yarn - into pre-consumer recycled content and minimizing air emissions through the use of low NOx burners on two ship-scale boilers.
"As a local manufacturer, it was important to Shaw to implement environmentally responsible practices, especially those that drastically conserve water at the facility, being that the Colorado River - which provides water for our county - has remained in a drought for the past 11 years," said Bill Woyshner, Shaw's Tuftex divisional environmental/ safety manager.
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