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 the end of 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, was offered in November 2016
    • Donated recycled pallet benches to John Ireland Elementary School
    • In November 2016, the facility presented an informative presentation about protecting the land, sea, and air to children at John Ireland Elementary School, as well as give out coloring books