Sponge Cushion – Morris, IL
Sponge Cushion, which is member of Leggett & Platt’s Urethane Division and part of the Residential Furnishings Segment, is located in Morris, Illinois. Sponge Cushion became registered in the Mini Eco Initiative program in March 2015. With a well-recognized reputation for supplying high-quality commercial and residential carpet cushion to customers nationwide, as well as internationally, Sponge Cushion regularly exports products to Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, South America, Canada, and Mexico.
In 2014, a new, more efficient 4.0 million BTU Process Heater was installed, replacing an aging 1960s unit. This has reduced natural gas consumption and the resulting combustion emissions. The project attracted a generous rebate under the local Utility Energy Efficiency Program, which funded over 65% of the capital cost.
In 2016, Sponge Cushion concentrated on a water reduction project. The facility recently installed a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to control the cooling tower and convert it to an “on-demand” system. Sponge Cushion expects to save over 75,000 gallons of water in one year’s time.