CLARKESVILLE, GA – Morito Scovill Americas provides customers with many years of combined expertise from design to delivery. With a presence in over 25 countries, MSA offers a vast supply chain network to provide high-performance fasteners for apparel and industrial applications as well as attaching machine equipment and expert technical support.
Scovill says its DOT® brand industrial fasteners feature heavy-duty construction, uniform engineering and adherence to toughest specifications for protective gear worn by military and disaster relief professionals, or on sporting goods like football and medical devices, and in awnings an marine applications.
Morito Scovill Americas says it is focusing on sustainability efforts in 2020 and beyond, with the introduction of manufacturing methods and products that will greatly reduce the company’s manufacturing environmental impact.
Morito Scovill Americas' C.O.R.E. (Committed to Our Resources and Environment) manufacturing methods do not use finishing processes such as electroplating, sandblasting, color filling and paint baking. By removing these processes, the company says, significantly less water and power will be consumed, while also decreasing emissions during production.
“By incorporating and educating customers about our C.O.R.E. manufacturing methods, we hope to meet their sustainability needs and influence their designs,” said Shane McEntyre, Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Morito Scovill Americas.
Prior to 2020, Morito Scovill Americas made several upgrades to its Clarkesville, GA, manufacturing facility to improve its environmental footprint, including:
● An in-house Wastewater Treatment Plant to effectively control and properly treat manufacturing wastewater.
● Counter-Flow Rinse Systems that reduce finish plating water consumption by approximately 50%.
● An LED lighting retrofit to reduce lighting energy consumption by 68%.
● Consistent efforts to keep Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) or Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) discharge at less than 10% of the limit.
● Up to 90% recycled corrugated packaging and up to 80% recycled plastic packaging to ship all products.
Beginning in 2021, the company will extend its sustainability efforts by announcing several new commitments that will provide meaningful improvements for the processes, products and people impacted throughout the supply chain.