Great Lakes Filters: Helping Manufacturers to Go Landfill-free

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Great Lakes Filters to offer a free site survey to qualified businesses who want to recycle their filtration, paint and absorbents waste.

Great Lakes Filters has launched an ambitious recycling program for its clients. The program is based on the troublesome waste streams of spent filter media, absorbents, and waste paint. The patented process can now turn this waste streams into valuable plastic resins that can be used in thousands of applications.

“It’s our goal to find companies that need help achieving zero landfill status,” stated Matt Utley, Chief Revenue Officer of Great Lakes, “We are cleaning up three of manufacturing’s largest waste streams, and recycling it into usable raw materials for other products. It’s really exciting to see so many companies hopping on board.”

Great Lakes is already recycling with some of the largest companies in the world, including automotive OEM’s, tier 1’s, steel fabricators, food and beverage manufacturers and office furniture companies. “We have had to accelerate our expansion plans to keep up with client demand, and it’s in our plans to triple our workforce within the year,” Added Utley. “If your company is looking at the cost and impact of waste streams, we would like to offer a plant survey and presentation.”

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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