Great Lakes Filters/Preferred Filter Recycling Partnership is Supporting Metaldyne’s Green Initiatives

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A new recycling program being implemented for Metaldyne’s Litchfield, MI facility will eliminate their disposing of spent filters keeping over 25,000 pounds of industrial waste out of landfills each year.

The Acme Group is happy to announce that a new filter and recycling program is being implemented for Metaldyne LLC at its Litchfield, Michigan facility. By using Great Lakes Filters’ exclusive NeuBond Recyclable Filtration Media in conjunction with their recycling partner Preferred Filter Recycling, this program will eliminate the disposition of spent filters. NeuBond can be used for all types of liquid, air, dust and overspray applications and is available in rolls and cut-to-fit sizes with reusable frames. The program will be rolled out at Metaldyne’s facility in Litchfield, Michigan and will recycle spent air and liquid filters, keeping over 25,000 pounds of industrial waste filter materials out of the landfill each year.

Great Lakes Filters, already serving Metaldyne, saw an opportunity to help with the company’s green footprint. Along with PFR, Great Lakes Filters developed a program to help the 212,000 SF Metaldyne facility eliminate the waste stream in an environmentally conscience and economical way.

After an extensive survey of the facility, Great Lakes Filters showed how the NeuBond recyclable filter media can be utilized to increase the cleanliness levels, allowing for a seamless changeover to the NeuBond product line. “We adhere to a shipping schedule and deliver new filters at the same time we collect the used filters to recycle them as well as the paper from the boxes, which is a more efficient process for Metaldyne and keeps the used filters out of landfills,” said Christopher Chrzanowski, lead sales for Great Lakes Filters on this project.

About Metaldyne
Metaldyne LLC is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered metal-based components for engine, transmission, and driveline applications in the automotive and light truck markets. Products include powder metal engine connecting rods, engine bearing caps, engine cylinder oil jets, transmission sub-assemblies, forged differential gears and pinions, differential assemblies, engine balance shaft modules, transmission shafts, and engine crankshaft dampers. Metaldyne has over $1 billion in annual revenue, with 25 locations in 13 countries, and is owned by American Securities, a leading private equity firm ( More information about Metaldyne can be found at

About The Acme Group and Great Lakes Filters
Great Lakes Filters is a privately owned company, supplying filters and filtration products to a wide range of industries since 1951. They are part of The Acme Group of companies – a group of companies dedicated to the fabric and textile industry, serving industrial customers since 1917. This collaboration allows the group to draw on the engineering, technical experience and capabilities of the other members of the Acme Group including Acme Mills, Fairway Innovations, Fairway Products and Ervins Group – all Michigan based companies.

Great Lakes Filters are experts in providing filters, filter fabrics and filtration solutions for a wide variety of applications. They have the experience and knowledge to select the right media and the right product for any filtration requirement, and have been a pioneer in industrial filtration for nearly 60 years. Preferred Filter Recycling is our exclusive partner in filter recycling. For more information, please visit them on the web at

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