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CNH-Case Corporation

Year Submitted: 2006

Process: Painting/Coating

Industry: Industrial Equipment Manufacturer

Wastes Reduced: VOC and Wastewater

Location: Burlington IA

No. of employees: Unknown

Contact: Jeff Fiagle

Phone: 515-281-4367


CNH-Case Corporation is a world leader in the production of agricultural and construction equipment. Revenues in 2002 totaled $10 billion. The Burlington facility assembles tractor loader backhoes and forklifts. CNH-Case Corporation wanted to lower its corporate Paint Exposure Index (PEI) Score, reduce Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, reduce water usage and reduce solid waste generation.

P2 Application:

Reroute Rinse Water: CNH-Case has implemented a plumbing scheme that takes water from one rinse stage of the e-coat rinse system and uses it in two other rinse stages. Implementation costs were about $2,900. The payback period for this project is five months. Water use was reduced by 4 million gallons per year, with a savings in both water and sewer costs.

Non-Scheduled Compactor Pickup: Case has one trash compactor on twice-weekly scheduled pickup. Receipts from Waste Management show that this compactor was being sent to the landfill with an average weight of 2 tons. The compactor is capable of holding load weights of 6 to 8 tons. If this compactor were picked up once every 10 days instead of twice weekly, economic savings could be as much as $8,800 in the form of saved hauling fees. Environmental savings, because of reduced travel with the compactors, amount to approximately 150 gallons of gasoline.

  • Total Cost Savings: $16,300.00

Details of Reductions

  • 4,000,000.0 - Gallons of   Water
    Comments: Reroute Rinse Water
  • 150.0 - Gallons of   Gasoline
    Comments: Non-scheduled compactor pickup

Additional Information :

More information about this project can be found here at the Iowa DNR P2 Intern web site.

Source: Iowa DNR

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