Sponge Cushion – Morris, IL
Sponge Cushion, a member of Leggett & Platt’s Urethane Division within the Residential Furnishings Segment, is located in Morris, IL. They became registered in the Mini Eco Initiative Program in March 2015. Sponge Cushion has a well-recognized reputation for supplying high-quality commercial and residential carpet cushion to customers around the world. Products are regularly exported to Europe, the Middle East, Far East, South America, Canada, and Mexico.
In 2014, a new, more efficient 4.0 Million Btu Process Heater was installed to replace an aging 1960s unit. This has reduced natural gas consumption and the resulting combustion emissions.
In 2016, Sponge Cushion installed a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to control the cooling tower and convert it to an “on-demand” system. The facility saved over 195,000 gallons of water in one year’s time.
Sponge Cushion is currently working to switch all of their cleaning products to environmentally friendly products, as well as reduce plastic used to wrap the carpet pad rolls during the packaging process.