- SPECIAL REPORTS
Green Manufacturing Assembly
HANOVER, PA—Schindler Elevator Corp.’s newly opened assembly plant here has earned LEED Gold certification for energy and environmental design from the U.S. Green Buildings Council.
VERNON HILLS, IL—Mitsubishi Electric Automation has launched a Web site to address the energy challenges faced by the manufacturing sector. The site provides tools, white papers and energy reduction solutions for a variety of manufacturing industries.
RUSSELLS POINT, OH—Honda will begin operating two new wind turbines at its transmission assembly plant here. The turbines are expected to provide about 10 percent of the plant’s electricity and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
CLEVELAND, NC—The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources has recognized the Daimler Trucks assembly plant here as an Environmental Steward.
ROCHESTER, NY—Perseverance and creativity enabled a 75-year old GM assembly plant here to go landfill-free. The journey took four years and included seven attempts to recycle a challenging oily filter sludge generated from a machining operation.
MESA, AZ—Apple’s new factory under construction here will run entirely on renewable energy when it opens.
DEARBORN, MI—As part of its commitment to sustainability, Ford Motor Co. has added near-dry-machining technology to six plants globally—a number that will nearly double in the next few years.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland—Bombardier’s manufacturing facility here, which produces carbon-fiber composite wings, has received LEED Gold certification for environmentally friendly practices.
CLEVELAND, TN—Whirlpool Corp.’s new assembly plant here has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
"Watch where you step so you avoid the poisonous snakes!” is not something that’s typically heard when touring an automotive assembly plant. But, Volkswagen AG’s two-year-old Chattanooga, TN, facility is out of the ordinary when it comes to being environmentally friendly.