Our Baldor Electric gear plant in Greenville, South Carolina has achieved Zero Landfill status in 2017. The term “Zero Landfill” means that 100% of the plant’s waste is diverted from the landfill and converted into recycled products or used for energy. This plant, celebrating its 40th anniversary in Greenville this year, is the global producer of Dodge® shaft mounted speed reducers.
In late 2016, this team began exploring ways to increase its recycling efforts in response to a company initiative to achieve a 20% waste reduction by 2020. The team, led by Mike Trench, Maintenance Manager, and Roy Patterson, Maintenance Engineer, saw the initiative as a way to lower the plant’s carbon footprint, increase recycling, and decrease the amount of waste that was sent to a landfill.