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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Take on the Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Challenge!

| Waste

If it’s not already an important mantra in your manufacturing facility, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” will become one as more and more landfills reach capacity. To learn how you can manage waste better while improving your bottom line, plan to participate in the Sustainable Manufacturer Network’s Workshop Oct. 16 in New Bremen, Ohio. … Continue reading

Water 2.0 Conference and Energy Efficiency Workshop – Nov. 3, 2014 – GE Aviation – Cincinnati, Ohio

| Energy Efficiency

These conferences are co-located at GE Aviation and registrants may attend both programs for one registration fee. Water 2.0 programming is from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. A lunch is included for both groups from 12 -1 p.m. Energy Efficiency Workshop program is from 1 – 5 p.m. Reception for both … Continue reading

Meat processing plant reuses wastewater using continuously cleaning filtration system

| Water

A meat processing plant in the U.S. incurred a high surcharge from a municipal waste treatment plant because its total suspended solids (TSS) levels were many thousands  of milligrams per liter (mg/L) above the allowable threshold. The factory installed an industrial waste treatment plant for water reuse and discharge using continuously … Continue reading

How the Global Energy Markets Will Impact Your Business – Webinar July 31 – 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT

| Energy Efficiency

This complimentary webinar will include information and summaries on the oil, gas, and nuclear markets globally. The presenters will discuss how changes in supply and demand will impact our nation, your region, and your business. A review of the past ten years with details of the first six months of … Continue reading

SMN spotlight on Chuck Gerhardt, UL’s facilities department program manager

| Editorial Commentaries

Sustainable Manufacturer Network board member Chuck Gerhardt is the program manager in the facilities department at UL, a global independent safety science company. UL has more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy, and nanotechnology. Dedicated … Continue reading

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