Roll-Kraft receives sustainability award

PUBLISHED: 13 Jul 09

Roll-Kraft, USA, a provider of tooling and equipment for the tube, pipe and roll forming industry, has been recognised by Smart Business as an emerging company among the 2009 Evolution of Manufacturing honourees. The award was presented to companies for their efforts in creating a sustainability initiative.

Earlier this year, Roll-Kraft carried out an evaluation of facilities and processes to determine what steps to take to become a more environmentally friendly company. An action plan was created and changes were implemented.

Lighting was changed in the factory, to more energy-efficient fixtures. Conservation was encouraged, including reducing waste involved with Styrofoam cups and paper products, along with plans to reduce fuel usage in the company vehicles.

One of the greatest changes was the total implementation of having all sales brochures and flyers on the company website, and discontinuing the frequent publication, storage, and distribution of printed materials.

The company’s webmaster will update the website on a regular basis with materials which can be printed from virtually any computer at any time. This will not only be economical for Roll-Kraft, and sustainable for the future, but will be convenient for customers in countries around the world. Roll-Kraft will also use its database of email addresses to send out new product information and notices of upcoming events.

Once this is in place, customers will be able to quickly register for seminars and learn about new issues.

The company has also initiated a feature on its website that allows customers to send in their questions or concerns, simply by clicking on ‘Ask the Tech’.

Those enquiries go directly to the headquarters office in Mentor, Ohio, and are handled immediately by engineers or sales personnel, as appropriate.

Roll-Kraft, USA
Tel: + 1 440 205 3100

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