A special system was installed by our Fort Worth branch to capture sawdust and grindings, and transfer them to a specially designed trailer for transport to a recycler.
Wood scrap is ground into small pieces to facilitate transportation to a recycling center.
sustained sustainability initiatives
Like other companies these days, Leggett & Platt is focusing a lot of our resources on environmental sustainability. What makes Leggett different from many of those other companies is that ours has been a sustained effort — one that started more than a decade ago and has made significant inroads toward the reduction of our ecological footprint ever since. Nowhere is that more evident than in our Forth Worth branch.
Specializing in high-end millwork, the store fixtures operation formalized its environmental initiatives in 1997 with the formation of their "green team" named T-Green 2000. Since then, they've been following environmental best practices that have yielded both economic and ecological benefits, including:
- Updated machinery that maximizes the yield of every board to reduce costs and the amount of scrap going to landfill
- Recycling of over 200 tons of wood waste annually
- Additional recycling of: 108 tons of cardboard; 9 tons of plastic wrap and PVC; 26 tons of scrap metal; 5 tons of aluminum; 2 tons of office paper.
- The installation of conveyor systems that reduce forklift usage and associated carbon emissions
- The use of lower VOC paint and adhesives to dramatically lower air emissions
Fort Worth's scrupulous attention to environmental concerns also made it the natural choice of retailers seeking partners to help qualify them for green certification.
Like our Fort Worth operation, green initiatives are under way throughout Leggett & Platt Store Fixtures Group. So no matter what your fixturing needs may be, we can show you how to meet your economic and environmental objectives by partnering with Leggett & Platt.