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Automated Building Components, Millwork Division
Abstract: Describes how Automated Building Components, a supplier of millwork products and services to professional builders, produced a 100% reduction in hazardous waste, a 90% reduction in VOC emissions, and a 90% reduction in toxic chemical use, all while saving $60,000 annually.
Source: Minnesota Governor's Awards for Excellence in Waste and Pollution Prevention

Reuse of Wood Finishing Overspray
Abstract: By installing a wood finish reclamation system in a sealer spray booth in order to catch overspray, Medallion Kitchens, a manufacturer of kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, were able to reclaim 1 1/5 gallons of overspray every day and accumulate a total $23,000 in annual savings.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

Switch to a More Efficient Paint Dispensing System and Purchase Raw Materials in Bulk: Case Study
Abstract: Phelps-Tointon MillWork targeted its paint-related waste stream in order to reduce both its environmental and economic impacts.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Switch to HVLP Spray Gun Equipment for Stains and Sealers: Case Study
Abstract: By directing its pollution prevention efforts towards their paint-related waste stream, Woodleys Fine Furniture, manufacturer of bedroom furniture and entertainment centers, was able to reduce both its environmental and economic impact.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Switch to More Efficient Spray Guns: Case Study
Abstract: By implementing pollution prevention techniques to target its paint-related waste stream, Phelps-Tointon MillWork, custom woodworking company, reduced both its economic and environmental impacts.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Thomas Crown Wood Products: Case Study [PDF]
Abstract: Thomas Crown Wood Products, a division of Thomas Consumer Electronics, manufactures wood and wood-finished television cabinets and storage units for audio equipment. Through a waste reduction/recycling/waste elimination program, the company was able to significantly reduce its waste and achieve $750,000 in annual savings.
Source: P2 Pays

Wood Finishing: Reducing Waste and Cost Saving Ideas
Abstract: This online fact sheet includes general information on emissions and waste issues usually associated with the wood products industry, the benefits of reducing waste, the current standard wood finishing process, alternative coatings options, alternative spray equipment, and other waste reduction options for wood finishers.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, University of Minnesota

Wood Furniture: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and Pollution Prevention Opportunities [PDF]
Abstract: Details requirements of the Wood Furniture NESHAP and provides information on using P2 techniques to comply. Contains background information on operations and many P2 case studies.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

Wood Products and Furniture: Switch to Water-Based and Hot-Melt Adhesives
Abstract: Describes how Shafer Commercial Seating, manufacturer of chairs, tables, and booths for restaurants and hotels, reduced both its environmental impacts and economic expenditures by targeting its pollution prevention techniques at adhesive-related waste and emissions, .
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


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