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Crown Mats and Matting touts its environmental stewardship

September 20, 2011

FREMONT, OH — Crown Mats and Matting has made significant strides to operate in a greener and more environmentally responsible manner, according to a press release.

Company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President Bob Moran has said that several environmental concerns regarding the manufacturing of matting systems have now been addressed, the release stated.

"We are now recycling much of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) scrap material, vinyl trimmings and vinyl foam used to make mats," said Moran.

"This totals about 25,000 pounds of scrap material trucked from the company every four to six weeks for recycling or reuse purposes," Moran added.

According to the release, Crown also recovers volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from its effluent waste.

Other examples of how the company is becoming greener and more environmentally conscious include:

• Cardboard and corrugate, along with office paper, magazines and newspapers are now collected for recycling
• Pallet planking, which are pieces of broken wood pallets or pallets from raw material deliveries, are now recycled
• Scrap steel from old pieces of equipment or projects that generate steel scraps now go into roll containers that get picked up and recycled.

Click here to read the complete release.