Garner Commits to Green Power

Garner Industries has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. Participation in the program shows the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and the risk of climate change by using green power.

The company is purchasing 100% of its electricity utilizing Renewable Energy Certificates – also known as RECs – ensuring that energy generated on the company’s behalf comes from renewable resources. Garner has purchased RECs from Lincoln Electric System (LES) to supply 4,500,000 kilowatt hours of green energy for its plant over the next year.

Garner’s “Green Power Partnership” is nationally recognized by the EPA. Participants in the partnership commit to a minimum use annually of green power from their facilities. Since 2001, the EPA Green Power Partnership has helped build the green power industry in America. The more than 800 partners in this program represent almost 40 percent of the US voluntary green power market.

Garner makes every effort to reduce waste and recycle throughout its 115,000 square foot plant. Scrap metal from the CNC machining operations is collected and remelted by recyclers. Waste plastic and sprues from plastic injection molding operations are reground or recycled.

Paper, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic recycling stations are situated throughout the office and plant. Each spring Garner employees clean up a 2-mile stretch of local highway each year to keep the local community clean.

The early stages of transitioning to Green Power is yet another effort manufacturers are taking to participate in managing the country’s individual health hazards and environmental risks.

Garner Industries values utilization of sustainable energy and believes that focusing on improving energy efficiency combined with sourcing power from renewable projects is the best overall strategy to reduce its carbon footprint.

Garner Industries Installs New Toyo Plastic Injection Molding Machine

Garner Industries has added yet another state-of-the art plastic injection molding to its arsenal of 26 presses for a total of two new presses in 2020. The new Toyo 400 S-6 plastic injection molding machine provides Garner customers many benefits due to its advanced technology. Its high-speed, high response control system minimizes setup times and optimizes run times that translate into highly consistent production for short to long runs of parts.   

This 400-ton press constantly monitors quality and provides operator feedback. This enhanced functionality allows for improved mold protection and operator-supporting functions such as mold condition analysis, to ensure the long-term integrity of Garner’s customers’ tooling investments. The Toyo 400 S-6 is highly energy efficient and eco-friendly, supporting Garner’s commitment to preserving the environment.

The high-precision machine features an advanced mold-clamping mechanism that provides injection stability that results in a superior final product. To produce high quality parts with tight tolerances, the Toyo S-6 has an injection unit offering standard, high-speed, high-pressure and super high-pressure options. The compact design of the press also contributes to the efficient utilization of Garner’s factory floor space.

Scott McLain, CEO of Garner Industries comments on this new equipment for Garner “We have been busy with new molding and tooling projects and have several new contracts coming to fruition. We are excited to add this brand new 400-ton Toyo molding machine as we continually upgrade and replace equipment in our plant. The all new electric press is sure to help exceed Garner customer expectations and ensure the production of parts that meet the highest quality standards.”