Omega Motion – Slatillo, MS
Omega Motion became an EFEC/Eco Initiative-registered facility in November 2013. The facility immediately began working with customers to reduce packaging by using returnable containers for shipping products. By using returnable totes, the facility is able to ship 95% of its product to customers and eliminate the need for cardboard containers. One other packaging improvement by Omega Motion involves switching from pressure-treated lumber to a more ecologically friendly packaging material.
By replacing plant-lighting systems of the older, less-efficient metal halide type with newer, more efficient fluorescent lighting, the facility has achieved a 40% reduction in electrical energy usage for lighting. Additionally, some areas of the facility are being converted to LED lighting.
Through the purchase of a new floor scrubber equipped with the ecH20 system that electronically charges plain water so it can be used to clean floors without chemicals, the facility has achieved a 38% reduction of chemicals needed to clean floors. This resulted in a 12-month savings of $4804.80 on chemical usage.
By designing and installing a closed-loop coolant system for their tumblers, the facility is now able to filter and reuse coolant that would normally go down the drain after one use. By doing this, the facility has reduced the amount of coolant needed to be purchased by 50%.
The facility achieved a 50% reduction in the amount of waste going to the landfill by developing and implementing a process to recycle plastics, paper, aluminum, wood, and metal. A recent process-improvement project made it possible for the facility to reduce the amount of waste paint generated by 25%.