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The Sustainable Manufacturer Network (SMN) is a professional organization of individual members working together to drive the transition toward environmentally friendly manufacturing. SMN offers discounts on conferences, workshops, and webinars; helpful event announcements and topical discussions; as well as access to sustainability resources.

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Office furnishings manufacturer strives for zero-waste-to-landfill
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National Office Furniture is a prolific producer of high-quality office furniture, but a minimalist producer of industrial waste. The manufacturer … Continue reading

Sustainability 101 – Webinar
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This webinar will provide an overview of the sustainable manufacturing movement, useful to the novice or seasoned environmental practitioner interested … Continue reading

T&M Associates hires automation practice leader
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T&M Associates, Middletown, N.J., has hired Ed Melanson, PE to lead its automation practice. Melanson primarily will oversee companywide automation … Continue reading

Why energy-from-waste is not incineration
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For manufacturers striving to close the gap from nearly or virtually zero landfill to 100 percent zero, EfW technology may be the way to bridge that gap. Continue reading

Machining manufacturer shaves energy to a 10th with intelligent LED
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Creed Monarch, a $42 million precision-machined metal components manufacturer replaced its 400-watt HPS lighting in its manufacturing facility with a Digital Lumens intelligent LED lighting system. It is on track to save 1 million kWh, and more than $108, 000 annually. Continue reading

Specialty Tapes Mfg. installs regenerative thermal oxidizer
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STM Specialty Tapes Mfg., Franksville, Wis., has installed a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) unit to eliminate VOC emissions generated in … Continue reading

IKEA makes wind farm investment in U.S.
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IKEA U.S., Conshohocken, Pa., has announced that it is making its first wind farm investment in the U.S. with the … Continue reading

GM invests $449 million toward electric vehicle manufacturing processes
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General Motors, Detroit, has announced that it will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown … Continue reading

LG Insulation Products & Services receives state grant to assist in sustainability efforts
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LG Insulation Products & Services LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., has received a $167,570  grant from the New York Power Authority toward … Continue reading

Temperature control unit allows increased airflow capability
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Johnson Controls has introduced the Luxaire® Ovation™ ultrahigh-efficiency packaged unit. The combination of the unit’s two-stage compressor, variable-frequency drive (VFD), … Continue reading

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