The manufacturing industry is often cast as a heavy-pollutant contributor, but companies like Huron Automatic Screw Company are acting to change this perception.

With Spring in motion and Summer right around the corner, the blooming of Michigan’s beautiful environment reminds us at Huron Automatic Screw Company of the importance of using sustainable practices. We consider it to be an obligation to our community when it comes to adopting ‘greener’ standards. As a premium manufacturer to a large portion of the state, we understand that we have an opportunity to make a positive difference in both a small and large scale, while simultaneously leading by example within the industry. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, implementing sustainable practices is an essential part of our business.

Why Push for Sustainable Manufacturing?

Obviously, there is a moral obligation for companies to adopt sustainable practices, but there are also plenty of practical reasons as well. In fact, sustainable manufacturing leads to reduced costs, increased customer appeal, and decreased environmental, health, and safety impacts.

Here are a few reasons to ‘Go Green’:

  • Reducing waste during manufacturing processes increases operational efficiency and cuts unnecessary costs.
  • Creating a sustainable reputation fortifies relationships with existing customers, while attracting new customers and building public trust.
  • Sustainable manufacturing leads to lower regulatory compliance costs and greater access to financing and capital.
  • Improving employee satisfaction is another benefit. ‘Green’ companies find it easier to hire and retain employees.

As you can see, there are many reasons to create a more sustainable work environment, but the most essential reasons are the preservation of our shared environment and the health of our workers.

Shifting Toward Sustainable Manufacturing

Companies of all sizes, ages, and industries have felt the push toward sustainability, but the manufacturing industry has received heavier scrutiny for the vast waste production associated with it. Huron Automatic Screw Company and many other manufacturers have joined the movement to change this perception of our industry. One way we do this is by constantly analyzing our manufacturing procedures to make sure our we’ve reduced waste production to the lowest point. Also, on a more universal level, companies can be more sustainable by upgrading features in their facilities. For example, by changing the lights to more energy efficient bulbs and syncing them to a timer or motion sensor, companies can reduce energy use.

There are a number of ways to push your business in the ‘Green’ direction, but the best method is to keep up with the latest trends in sustainability. Being active in the community helps to create a network of shared ideas that pushes the sustainability movement forward. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we’re active participants in industry organizations like the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) and the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) because it keeps our business at the forefront of developing trends. We consider sustainability to be a top-priority, and we urge others to do the same.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

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