US Manufacturer of Abrasives Opens Green HQ
1 December 2010
A manufacturer of abrasives, power-cutting tools and environmental products for the metalworking industries, Walter Surface Technologies International, has launched a "Making Green Work" world headquarters in Pointe Claire, USA.
The new building uses deep-well geothermal energy for year-round temperature control. All chemical effluents are neutralised before entering the sewage system, and air used in the testing area is filtered before release in the atmosphere.
The 58-year-old privately-held company has around 300 employees and sales operations in the United States and Europe.President and COO Tim Houghton said, "Our European craftsmanship is blended with North American know-how in this project. It marks a new era in Walter’s long history."
The headquarters were designed to meet national environmental guidelines. It includes warehousing, testing, computerised shipping, on-site research laboratories and also an auditorium and fitness centre.