Shaw Tuftex Plants Get CalRecycle Awards

Dalton, GA, Dec. 16, 2011 -- Four Shaw manufacturing facilities in California that support the Tuftex brand have been recognized by the CalRecycle Waste Reduction Awards Program for the seventh consecutive year.

The awards are designed to recognize the leadership of businesses and organizations with highly successful waste-to-landfill reduction initiatives.

“Earning recognition from CalRecycle through the WRAP awards for seven straight years is a great honor,” said Shaw Vice President of Sustainability Paul Murray.

“It is also a source of motivation for us to continue seeking out new opportunities and channels to further reduce waste at these facilities and all Shaw facilities – as well as to work to improve our existing processes.”

According to Jim Cusick, director of manufacturing for the Tuftex division, the facilities diverted a combined total of 8.5 million pounds of waste from landfill (3.8 million lbs reused and 4.7 million lbs recycled), generating more than $1.3 million in landfill, waste reduction and reuse costs in the process.

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