CertainTeed Corporation is teaming up with a Texas paving company to recycle nearly 100 percent of manufacturing waste, aiming to eliminate dependency on landfills.
CertainTeed Corporation’s roofing plant in Shreveport,
La., is teaming up with a Texas paving company to recycle nearly 100
percent of manufacturing waste. Paving the way with greener operations,
CertainTeed is helping to divert approximately 15,000 tons of material from
landfills each year. The waste is used by RK Hall of Texarkana to produce
asphalt pavement used for highways and bridges.
finding an eco-friendly solution for disposing of scrap materials, the Shreveport plant is
significantly reducing its environmental impact,” said John Hardy, operational
excellence leader for CertainTeed Roofing. “As a result of the partnership with
RK Hall of Texarkana, the plant has also reduced transportation costs - a
testament that going green has both environmental and economic benefits.”
part of the community since 1930, the Shreveport plant has 73 employees and
produces several asphalt shingle product lines including XT(TM) 25, XT(TM) 30 and CT 20 as
well as the popular Landmark Series shingles. In 2009, the plant received an
award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency for reducing its annual energy
consumption by more than 10 percent. The plant is also an active participant in
the Saint-Gobain International Environment, Health and Safety Day, an annual
event dedicated to environmental awareness, emergency preparedness, healthy
living and workplace safety.
concert with the Shreveport
plant, several other CertainTeed roofing manufacturing facilities are
developing similar recycling programs that are designed to eliminate the
dependency on landfills. In addition, the company’s research and development
team in Blue Bell, Pa. is actively exploring creative technologies that
potentially will convert waste shingles and shingle tear-off material into
commercially acceptable grades of raw material that can be reused in the
roofing industry or as part of highway paving programs. In the Philadelphia area, CertainTeed has launched
Roofing Responsibly, a new shingle-recycling program that provides
contractors with an environmentally friendly option for shingle disposal.
sustainable manufacturing practices, CertainTeed roofing offers a portfolio of
50 ENERGY STAR rated products, many of which contribute to LEED certification
and are eligible for energy efficiency tax credits through the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. CertainTeed is a member of the U.S.
Green Building Council, plays an active role in the green building movement. For
the second consecutive year, CertainTeed has been named ENERGY STAR partner
of the year.
more information on CertainTeed’s environmentally friendly products and
sustainable operations, visitwww.certainteed.com.