TCEQ Congratulates Houston’s GlassCraft Door Company on Prestigious Environmental Award

GlassCraft Door Company wins the 2014 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards for its innovative DuraFinish fiberglass finishing system.

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"GlassCraft's fiberglass finishing system has proven beneficial to our employees by eliminating HAP emissions in the workplace; and benefited our customers through improved product quality and production rates", explains GlassCraft Pres. John Plummer.

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 10, 2014

GlassCraft Door Company of Houston is among the winners of the 22nd Annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards for its patented DuraFinish fiberglass finishing system.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality handed out these prestigious awards to bring attention to the most innovative and effective projects that prevent pollution and preserve natural resources in Texas.

GlassCraft Door Company was awarded for its unique fiberglass finishing system which uses a water-based process instead of the industry-standard solvent-based process known to contribute to offgassing and pollution. This new finishing innovation has been measured to reduce 280 lbs of VOC per day, and 70,500 lbs of VOC per year at a rate of 100 doors per day. Now used in the production of its fiberglass entry doors, the GlassCraft DuraFinish™ system completely eliminates volative Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) and significantly reduces VOC release in the environment. Through the elimination of dangerous chemical compounds, the company has created safer working environment for its employees and has provided non-polluting products to its consumers.

“I commend all of this year’s winners for their commitment to improving the environment by thinking creatively and acting decisively,” says TCEQ Chairman Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., P.E.
“It is a great pleasure to join with my fellow commissioners in congratulating these honorees whose environmental stewardship serves as an example to Texans everywhere,” says TCEQ Commissioner Toby Baker.

“The 2014 award recipients show the rest of us some of the many ways we all can take care of Texas by protecting and improving our environment,” says TCEQ Commissioner Zak Covar.


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