We understand the importance of respecting the environment and we have established strict regulations to do just that.
We have also significantly reduced our environmental footprint by improving our manufacturing processes.
Any form of production can pose a threat to the environment and we strive to minimize the adverse effects of our manufacturing processes. In conjunction with the Department of the Environment, we ensure that our processes consistently comply with environmental regulations.
We have invested heavily in powder coating, a process that reduces our environmental footprint. At the forefront of technology, this process helps us stay ahead of industry standards with our 5-step surface preparation.
Wastewater from this process is collected and treated on a continuous basis. The process is monitored monthly by an independent certified laboratory. Dry sludge left over after wastewater treatment along with used paint powders are recovered by a company specializing in industrial waste management.
A high-intensity oven (pyrolysis furnace) is used to clean our hooks and racks. The oven’s afterburner heats to 15000 F to eliminate harmful gases. Only ash remains, and is also recovered by a specialized company.
We have implemented an electroplating process in accordance with section 22 of the Environment Quality Act. The process uses high-performance equipment combining cleaning and electroplating solutions, air pollution treatment systems and a wastewater treatment system.
Four air pollution control devices (MIST, wet scrubbers), which are 99% efficient for particle sizes of 20 microns and emission rates of up to 0.03 mg/Nm3, make up the air treatment system. Every five years, the test results from the discharge system are sent to Environment Canada.
Wastewater collected during the electroplating process is treated on a continuous basis in three different circuits and is subject to an independent analysis every month.
Sludge and filtered wastes generated by the wastewater treatment system and the plating solution filters are sent to registered hazardous waste treatment sites.
The oils needed to operate our equipment are recovered after use and managed by a recycling company.
All cardboard, plastic packaging, paper and pallets used to transport our raw materials are recovered and sent to treatment centers for recycling.