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Empire Castings

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Manufacturing

Industry: Metal Fabrication

Wastes Reduced: foundry sand, water

Substance: Metals

Location: Tulsa OK

No. of employees: 91


Manufacturer of gray and ductile iron items and has been in operation for 70 years. In 1995, the management of the facility decided to change their environmental management system.

P2 Application:

A change in corporate culture resulted in an improved environmental management system. This resulted in the improvements in the areas of: Waste segregation; Employee training and awareness; Raw material management; Facility recycling program.

Environmental Benefits:

2500 cubic yards of non-hazardous foundry sand over 2 years. Reduction of total solids in storm water runoff from 1840 ppm in 1992 to 114 ppm in 1996. Improved corporate citizenship & public image. Improved work place conditions. Improved productivity. Improved profitablity.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

$25,000 in disposal costs.

Source: ODEQ

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