Super Sagless Hardware – Tupelo, MS
Super Sagless Hardware has met the demands of business through expansion and reduction of manufacturing facilities and streamlining production processes. Current production and office space is 259,694 heated square feet. Present production includes hardware for recliners, rockers, and gliding chairs and tubular products, powder coating, and rails.
Super Sagless Hardware became an EFEC-registered branch in July 2011. In recognition of their environmental sustainability efforts, Super Sagless Hardware was awarded the Mississippi enHance Leadership Award in 2012 and continues to maintain Leader status each year. .
Some of the facility’s notable projects include:
Achieve a 15% percent increase in the amount of pallets and scrap lumber waste
- Implement returnable, reusable pallet programs, where feasible.
- Collect pallets and scrap lumber for recycling
- Contract with local pallet supplier for reprocess
Achieve a 15% increase in the amount of plastic waste recycled
- Collect plastics for recycling
- Contract with local plastics recycling company
Reduce air emissions/raw material usage
- Work with supplier to achieve better coverage on parts in the powder coat process to reduce the need for aerosol touchup paint
Reduce natural gas usage
- Replace existing inefficient heating units with smaller, more efficient units
Employees have a very good familiarity of current projects and goals. All new hires go through an EFEC training video and all employees are given small cards with the EFEC acronym and environmental policy to keep with their badge. Boards are posted in the facility with information for employees about the program, as well as EFEC banners, signs, and policies posted in several places throughout the facility. The facility provides EFEC program training to employees during Toolbox Talks at least three times a year.
Super Sagless Hardware received a certificate of environmental achievement from Safety-Kleen for avoiding five metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through their closed-loop recycling program for used oil and solvents in the first three quarters of 2015. The facility’s EFEC program champion, Robert Keltz, continues to serve on the steering committee for enHance, a voluntary initiative to recognize environmental leaders in Mississippi. Through this relationship, the facility has been able to exchange ideas and information with other major manufacturers in the state. Robert also works closely with the city council of Tupelo on recycling initiatives.
Community involvement at Super Sagless Hardware was evident recently with 11 employee participants in a Habitat for Humanity grounds’ cleanup for a future building site. The facility also donated eco-friendly paint for the house being built.