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.
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
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.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :Iowa DNR
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