As companies increase their efforts to go green, the manufacturing industry has also seen an increased demand for sustainable manufacturing and eco-friendly products, processes, and services.
At Hirsh Precision, we have been committed to maintaining an ethos of environmental sustainability in everything we do for many years. We feel socially responsible not just to the environment, but also to the sustainability efforts that our valued partners are pursuing.
Considering this, we have incorporated several initiatives across all our business functions to ensure that we are doing our part to protect the environment.
As machinists, we go through a lot of water, and at Hirsh Precision, we have made it our goal to make sure that the water we use leaves our facility cleaner than when it arrives.
That is why our team has invested a significant amount of time and resources to find a filtration system that can last for years, rather than a month, without compromising on filtering quality at all.
All the water used in either production, maintenance or cleaning goes through this filtration system, which carefully removes any oils, coolants, and metal chips before the water leaves our facility.
Hirsh Precision has taken many steps to ensure that we are recycling and properly eliminating all of our waste, especially on our production floor. Inevitably there will be scraps, shavings, metal chips and other leftovers from our raw materials that we simply cannot use.
That is why our team carefully sorts the various types and sizes of metals that we manufacture, and in turn hand it off to companies who safely and properly recycle or dispose of it.
In addition to our recycling efforts on our production floor, we also maintain a recycling program throughout our offices and host regular electronics and paper drives for our employees.
There is no question that it takes a great deal of resources to run a production operation, and two of the most common and difficult products to get rid of safely are our oils and coolants.
While we reuse our coolants whenever possible, the team at Hirsh Precision has established a safe and sustainable method for getting rid of both our coolants and oils.
We carefully separate our oils, coolants, and residual material that comes from our water filtration system into separate tanks, which are then handed off to a certified company who properly recycle or dispose of it.
In addition to these sustainable manufacturing efforts, we have taken other steps to push ourselves along the path to sustainability, including:
All Hirsh Precision team members support our commitment to sustainability and efforts to be environmentally conscious. We believe it is our responsibility to be good stewards of our environment and are proud to do our part.
To learn more about Hirsh Precision’s sustainable manufacturing practices and how they can benefit you, please contact us!
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