Donaldson Company, Inc.
The plant in Cresco evaluated reusing
scrap material several years ago, but was unsuccessful in finding an outlet for the large quantities
of media paper disposed of annually. Since the addition of the new PowerCore" filtration line
one year ago, scrap tonnage has increased. The company desires to reduce the amount of
landfilled media, through both diversion and source reduction, and to comply with QS9000
continuous improvement requirements, giving Donaldson reason to undertake a pollution
Media Source Reduction -
The splicers on the main assembly lines account for an estimated $82,800 worth of wasted
media sent to the landfill annually. The cause of this loss is the lack of a secondary spray
counter on the splicer. The counter tells the operator the current runs progress; the only
counters currently installed are located on the pleater, about 25 feet from where the splice is
made. As a result, the operator must guess when to splice in a new roll. Adding a second
counter to the splicer itself will divert an estimated $82,800 worth of media from the landfill to production annually.
Details of Reductions
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Donaldson Company, Inc., headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., has more than 9,000 employees
at more than 30 manufacturing locations worldwide, including 14 plants in the United
States. The Cresco plant manufactures industrial air filtration products for companies such as Caterpillar, FMC, Ford, General Dynamics, John
Deere and CNH. Donaldson is also a supplier to the United States government of filtration systems for the Blackhawk helicopter and
humvee, and of Pulse Jet Air Cleaner (PJAC) filters for the M1 Abrams Battle Tank, Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and Bradley Fighting
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