RICHMOND, IND. (Oct. 26, 2:45 p.m. ET) — Sheet extruder Primex Plastics Corp.'s sustainability efforts were recently honored by the International Association of Plastics Distribution.
Primex won the Best New Environmental Program Award for developing an in-house recycling center at its production and office facilities at its headquarters city, Richmond.
The project included lean manufacturing training for a quarter of the company's employees, and the purchase of a washer, dryer and baler.
According to the company in 2010 it recycled 18,127 pallets, sold used pallets, and saved more than 1 million pounds of material from going to the landfill.