Martin Door actively recycles and takes a pro-active approach to be environmentally friendly, in-house.
Not only does Martin Door Manufacturing recycle steel, copper or extruded aluminum used in their processes, they also encourage the recycling of old garage doors. This aggressive approach towards recycling manifests itself in the numbers.
As of the end of June, 2008, Martin Door Mfg. had recycled approximately 475,000 pounds of steel for the year to date. A huge portion of this is recycling old, junked doors. The company had also recycled over 20,000 lbs of aluminum and over 11,000 lbs of cooper in the same time frame.
Don Christiansen, buildings and grounds manager, actively tracks the activity of any scrap metal and coordinates the pickup between Martin and the recycler. Martin requires daily pickup of recycled steel, and regular pickups of aluminum and cooper as well.
Bins are placed strategically at different stations throughout the garage door facility to handle any metal scrap that can be put back into use.
The recycling process is so ingrained in the company, that in the area of windows, employees have even found a use for the foam insulation scrap cut out during the installation of windows.
Approximately 80 percent of the foam cut out from the windows is used as packing material for Martin Door shipping.
Martin associates are trained to go out of there way to try and find uses for anything that might otherwise be thrown into the garbage and be shipped to the landfill.