No-Sag plant achieves EFEC environmental standard
November 4, 2011,
KENDALLVILLE, Ind. — Leggett & Platt said its No-Sag Products branch here has met the registration standards of Enhancing Furniture's Environmental Culture, the American Home Furnishings Alliance program created to advance the industry's environmental performance.
EFEC is a voluntary environmental management system. EFEC registration requires a company to analyze the environmental impact of its operations, raw materials and finished products on a facility-by-facility basis.
"No-Sag's employees often supply the most creative and effective way to leverage benefits," said Russ Dunton, Leggett & Platt branch manager at No-Sag Products.
L&P said the plant reduced trash pickup frequency by 75%, resized the tempering oven to reduce gas usage, worked with suppliers on packaging-reuse initiatives, and donated recycling money and supplies to local charities and schools, he said.
No-Sag Products also was honored with a 2011 Indiana Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in the category of reuse and recycling, officials noted.
No-Sag Products, part of the home furnishings division of Leggett & Platt, has been manufacturing in Kendallville since 1948 and has 85 employees there.