(Fife, WA) – Premier Building Systems, North America’s largest manufacturer of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), has reduced its production waste by more than 30% in its manufacturing facilities in Fife, WA and Phoenix, AZ. By implementing more efficient procedures and reusing materials when appropriate, PBS has been able to create quality products without the waste.
"Through more efficient production operations, we are reusing lumber & wood scraps that would have normally gone to the landfill," said Doug Cassidy, PBS operations manager. "We are also able to recycle about 90% of the EPS foam insulation that is a part of our structural insulated panels. We gather unused portions and have it reground for use in new foam products."
While the strides that have been made in the past six months are significant, Premier will continue to make further changes in order to make their production even more efficient.
“We anticipate further reductions of waste in the next year," says Premier Building Systems’ General Manager James Hodgson. "The products we produce, Structural Insulated Panels, are an authentic green building product. They have proven to be a sustainable product that reduces the environmental impact that buildings have on our society. The strides we are making in our production processes are just one more way that Premier is helping to improve the world we live in."