April 22, 2023, is Earth Day; how do we make a difference?
Regardless of what side of the political aisle one lands on, we can all agree that we only have one earth. There are many ways to reduce the negative impacts that stress our world. Unity Precision Manufacturing is conscientious of our environmental impact, and we’re proud to do our part to decrease our carbon footprint. This commitment is a part of our sense of environmental responsibility, giving us a competitive edge in the global marketplace. We have implemented the following sustainable manufacturing processes.
In 2017, Unity decided to venture into solar energy to reduce our carbon footprint. We participated in the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive and the Xcel Energy Solar Rewards programs and received a grant to install an 80-kilowatt solar panel system at our facility. This solar installation generates 66% of the power needed for our manufacturing facility.
Our facility has over 850 light bulbs and investing and upgrading with energy-efficient LED bulbs. LED has many advantages, long lifespan, energy efficiency, improved environmental performance, and no heat or UV emissions.
Wherever we can, we recycle. Common materials like cardboard, paper, aluminum cans, and other waste are sorted. In our manufacturing line, we recycle scrap metal and particles in our CNC machining centers, which are collected and reused. We love our coffee at Unity; no disposable cups are used, and every team member has a reusable drinking container.
Sustainable choices are available; it helps the environment, saves money in the long run, and protects our precious earth. If you want to manufacture with an environmentally conscious team, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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