Huron Automatic Screw Company Springing for Sustainable Practices

Huron Automatic Screw Company Springing for Sustainable Practices

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.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
How to ‘Go Green’ in the Manufacturing Industry

How to ‘Go Green’ in the Manufacturing Industry

Huron Automatic Screw Company offers insight into implementing new and innovative processes to create a more sustainable workplace.

In the current political climate, it has become apparent that the state of the environment is a high-priority concern for many people around the world. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we share that concern. As a manufacturer involved in several industries that have an impact on the environment, such as the various facets of the transportation industry, it is our responsibility to make a conscious effort to go green. That’s why we believe in the continuous improvement of our methods and tools to create a more sustainable work environment.

The Push to ‘Go Green’

It seems only right that automotive and transportation manufacturers have a greater responsibility to go green due to the polluting nature of and high demand for their products. Huron Automatic Screw Company wants to offer a few tips that might help your business make the transition to sustainability:

  • Perform an Energy Audit of Facilities – This will identify the areas in the building where energy is being wasted, or harming the environment. With this information, manufacturers can make adjustments, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting products (automated motion lights are useful too), sealing air leaks in the building, and upgrading motors to greener models.
  • Reducing Waste – It’s very important to implement methods that carefully and consistently analyze production processes to monitor waste. By understanding where waste occurs and why, manufacturers can make sure every resource is being used as efficiently as possible.
  • Using Green Materials – One of the most obvious ways for manufacturers to create a more sustainable operation is by using environmentally-friendly materials. Though this is not possible in some situations—often the functionality of a product is dependent on the material—it’s important to take advantage when substituting for a greener material is an option.
  • Recycle and Re-Use Materials – Many manufacturers reduce waste and decrease material cost by recycling and re-using excess materials. In some cases, using raw materials cannot be avoided. However, if the project allows for it, companies can source raw materials in an environmentally-friendly fashion by getting them from waste streams, post-consumer waste, construction waste, or renewable agricultural sources.

Closely monitoring manufacturing procedures and inspecting facilities and machinery for efficiency is the key to transitioning to a sustainable work environment. Our staff at Huron Automatic Screw Company are trained to continuously do so in an effort to keep up with a transforming industry. We support the push toward sustainability and will continue to evolve with every innovation in motion to ‘Go Green’.

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.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Huron Automatic Screw Company Values Sustainable Practices

Huron Automatic Screw Company Values Sustainable Practices

Huron Automatic Screw Company is dedicated to ongoing improvement and efficiency to support responsible and sustainable manufacturing practices.

Huron Automatic Screw Company is proud to support environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. This is an important commitment in light of the ongoing push within the industry for manufacturers to adopt more efficient and sustainable practices. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we are mindful of the responsibility we have to the surrounding community and the opportunity we have to make a positive difference on both a small and large scale. This has been a constant theme within the history of the company since its beginning.

Making a Positive Difference for the Environment

As a manufacturer of precision-machined products, there are many ways Huron Automatic Screw Company is able to make a difference for the environment. We are dedicated to continually analyzing our processes and implementing innovative technology.   From examining utility and resource management, to creating more efficient systems and processes, to responsibly recycling and reusing resources, our team is committed to progressive improvement. For over 85 years we have continued to grow and improve by adopting new ideas and processes that enable us to meet ever-changing product needs in an efficient manner.

Industry Collaboration Leads to Improvement

Huron Automatic Screw Company is a member of both the PMPA and the Heavy Duty Manufacturer’s Association (HDMA) which provide ongoing education about environmentally sound practices, processes, and system improvements. This allows the company to stay abreast of industry updates and trends and to learn from and collaborate with industry experts on a consistent basis. We are dedicated to implementing these practices where possible to continually improve our relationship with the environment and strengthen our stewardship of the local ecosystem.

Strong Values Lead to Positive Results

In general, our tradition of quality, adherence to rigorous standards, and investment in leading edge technology has enabled us to operate in a more environmentally conscious way and to continue to improve our processes on an on-going basis. This provides us with confidence and a competitive edge in the precision machined manufacturing market. Best of all our clients can have peace of mind knowing they are sourcing materials from a responsible and reliable source.

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.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
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