Duro Metals – Dallas, TX

Leggett & Platt Duro Metals (Branch 6901), located in Dallas, Texas, is a large-scale business dedicated to the manufacture and supply of a wide range of painted metal bed frames. Since its start in 1957, the facility has built and maintained a reputation of being a responsive supplier of high-quality products, reliable employer, and sound community member. The facility became Eco Initiative registered October 2016.

Duro Metals integrates environmental sustainability into every aspect of its manufacturing processes. Examples of projects the branch has completed include:

  • Since implementing the Eco Initiative program, Duro Metals has seen an additional 8% decrease in the amount of waste sent to the landfill.
    • Recycling includes:
      • Metal
      • Plastic banding
      • Cardboard
      • Paper
      • Shrink wrap
      • Wood and pallets
      • Coffee grounds
      • Fluorescent light bulbs
      • Batteries
      • Cigarette butts
      • Pens, pencils, and markers

The following goals were put in place for 2016.

  • Reduce energy consumption
    • Lighting project: Reduce energy consumption (Kw/hr.) by 20% by year end 2017
      • Convert fluorescent lighting to LED
      • Reduce energy consumption and air compressor workload by implementing and executing a new air leak detection/inspection/repair program
  • Landfill reduction
    • Eliminate the use of disposable utensils. Replace 100% disposables with reusable, 100% recyclable, or biodegradable utensils.
  • Chemical reduction
    • Condense the list of cleaning chemicals used for janitorial tasks
    • Find less hazardous cleaning chemicals – Young Living Company
    • Improve general safety

The facility has participated in a wide variety of activities in recent years:

  • 2012
    • Volunteered to clean up a local park, Crawford Park, for “It’s A Park Day” in Dallas
    • Collected items for the Fall Recycling Round-Up for the City of Dallas
  • 2014
    • Held an environmental/recycling drawing contest for employee children and relatives
    • Volunteered to clean up a local park for “It’s A Park Day” in Dallas
  • 2015
    • Volunteered to clean up a local park for “It’s A Park Day” in Dallas
    • Collected and donated gently used shoes for “Soles for Souls”
  • 2016
    • Another art contest, similar to the one held in 2014, will be offered in November 2016
    • Donated recycled pallet benches to John Ireland Elementary School
    • In November 2016, the facility will present an informative presentation about protecting the land, sea, and air to children at John Ireland Elementary School, as well as pass coloring books