Welcome to the Sustainable Manufacturer Network

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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5 Manufacturers win EPA Green Power Partnership Awards

| Renewable Energy

On December 3, five U.S. manufacturers were formally recognized by the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership for outstanding contributions and leadership in advancing the green power market. Steelcase, Trek, Herman Miller, Intel Corp., and BD were among the 19 companies, municipalities, and organization awarded by the agency for their efforts … Continue reading

Detoxing Manufacturing Part III: Tools & Resources

| Materials

OK, you’ve read “Detoxing Manufacturing Part I and Part II. You’re convinced that you need to detoxify your plant and operations. Where do you start? How do you do it? Cream City Ribbon, Construction Specialties, and other manufacturers that have done so have taken advantage of the many tools and resources … Continue reading

Bhopal fallout a stark sustainability reminder

| Air/Emissions

EDITORIAL__It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about the photo that evokes such a strong internal reaction, or even to describe the reaction itself. Maybe it’s recognizing the anguish on the father’s face as he clutches his young son to his chest and a cell phone to his ear. … Continue reading

DOC determined China, Taiwan dumping, subsidizing PV products

| Renewable Energy

On December 16, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping (AD) investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon PV products (including cells, modules, laminates, and/or panels) from China and Taiwan and its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of … Continue reading

SMN Board Member Spotlight: Chandler Slavin, Dordan Manufacturing

| Membership

Chandler Slavin is the Sustainable Manufacturer Network’s newest board member. She is the marketing manager and sustainability coordinator at Dordan Manufacturing, an engineering-based designer and manufacturer of custom thermoformed packaging solutions, such as clamshells, blisters, trays, and components. The company, located in Woodstock, Ill., has 50 years’ experience providing plastic … Continue reading

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