Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 29, 2008
While the price of gas has most companies wondering what they should do next, Rapid Glass, a locally owned Minneapolis auto glass replacement and windshield repair shop has implemented several solutions that may help reduce the dependency on foreign oil, reduce green house gas emissions, limit the amount of waste in our landfills, and offset fuel costs with several new innovative techniques. This Minneapolis window repair shop is doing its part to go green year round.
"We celebrate Earth Day every day, all year long," said Rick Rosar, President of Rapid Glass. "Our auto, home and business glass company began going green several years ago before most auto glass companies even thought about it. Many of us have been recycling our glass bottles, aluminum cans and other products at home for a long time; however, not until recently did commercial businesses begin taking a serious look at ways to protect the environment."
Instead of throwing away small cutoff pieces of glass that normally end up in the garbage, Rapid Glass donates the pieces to local schools, art academies and smaller businesses that manufacture small crafts and stained glass windows. The company also makes it a point to recycle any small pieces of extruded aluminum left over from custom shower door installations. Additionally, Rapid Glass has opted for a new dispensing system for their adhesives, switching from rigid cartridges to recyclable sealer packs to reduce its garbage volume for these products by 90%.
Many quality auto glass replacement sealers must be heated due to the climate in Minnesota and it is common practice for glass replacement technicians to leave their truck running to heat up the sealers with their defrosters prior to the installation. However, Rapid Glass has installed on-board heating devices that are hooked up to the vehicle's own heating/cooling system, allowing the technician to shut off their truck, thereby reducing fuel costs, green house gas emissions and reducing additional service costs on the mobile glass service vehicles. The company also uses electric inverters and its newest auto glass installation trucks are equipped to run on E85 Flex fuel. In its offices, Rapid Glass staff recycles paper and plastic materials and stores soft copies of documents on computer hard drive space rather than maintaining hard copies.
About Rapid Glass
Rapid Glass is a locally owned Minneapolis auto glass repair and windshield installation company that has been providing mobile on-site service for over 25 years. The auto glass repair specialists also provide home window glass repair, shower door enclosures, mirrors, and glass table tops. Rapid Glass serves Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs.