Going green. It’s more than just the buzz phrase of today. It’s the directive for the future if we want to maintain our resources, and the environment, for the next generation and beyond. These are stories of large and small companies that have taken steps to sustainable manufacturing, the challenges they faced, and the successes they achieved.

Green Strategies: Taylor Guitars helps the environment through recycling

Acoustic and electric guitar manufacturer Taylor Guitars helps the environment by recycling much of its manufacturing materials.

Green Strategies: Mark Richey Woodworking uses a wind turbine at its plant

Mark Richey Woodworking and Design expands its green initiatives with a new wind turbine at its Newburyport, MA, headquarters. It is just one of many initiatives that puts the company at the forefront of green efforts.

Green Strategies: Harden Furniture features high-quality sustainable furniture

Harden Furniture, the oldest furniture manufacturer in the United States, is today becoming known for is sustainably manufactured furniture.

Green Strategies: Harbor Industries aims to reduce its carbon footprint

Harbor Industries reduces its carbon footprint by cutting energy usage at its corporate headquarters and manufacturing center.

Green Strategies: Crystal Cabinet Works specializes in sustainable products

A leader in the custom cabinet market, Crystal Cabinet Works Inc. also is quickly becoming an industry leader in sustainable initiatives.

Green Strategies: Andersen Windows uses recycled materials in its products

Andersen Windows & Doors takes a lead by using recycled content in its manufacturing process.

Green Strategies: Wiggers Custom Furniture an early pioneer

For more than 25 years, Canadian furniture maker John Wiggers, owner of Wiggers Custom Furniture Ltd. in Port Perry, Ontario, has been favoring veneered construction as a means of higher yields and less impact on the forests.

 

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