We have always been a socially responsible company, with charitable programs giving back to the local area. Reducing waste is just one more way to be good members of our community
South Bend, IN (Vocus) July 16, 2010
The ISO 14001 Standard codifies the measurement and reduction of waste and its' environmental impact. Composite materials are prone to waste in manufacturing, thus Polygon is pleased to be one of the first companies with this certification in their industry.
To achieve compliance, Polygon instituted a computerized quality control system to improve manufacturing feedback and reduce paper waste, and switched to polymer resins with indefinite shelf life when possible to reduce landfill use.
Polygon has a history of strong community ties. "We have always been a socially responsible company, with charitable programs giving back to the local area. Reducing waste is just one more way to be good members of our community", said Bert Worrell, Six Sigma-Lean Manager.
Encouraged by the successes in waste reduction that were possible from attaining the standard, Polygon is pursuing continued efficiencies. Internal goals for further waste reduction have been established under a campaign dubbed W.A.R. – Waste Awareness Revolution. "Polygon has always been committed to being a low cost, high volume OEM supplier, and reducing raw material use is a part of that goal", said James Shobert, CEO.
About the International Organization for Standardization
The International Organization for Standardization is recognized as the leading developer of voluntary, consensus-based international standards for business, government and society. There are more than 16,500 current ISO standards and related documents that specify the requirements for state-of-the-art products, services, processes, materials and systems, and for good conformity assessment, managerial and organizational practice.
About Polygon Company
Founded in 1949, Polygon Company is a proven composite material engineering innovator, currently holding over 40 active patents on unique products, designs and proprietary manufacturing capabilities.
Headquartered in Walkerton, Indiana, Polygon has expanded to a worldwide manufacturing and distribution network providing composite solutions in multiple industries from bearings to laparoscopic surgical tubing.
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