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Due to inclement weather in Southeastern United States, the T&S Brass facility in Travelers Rest, SC will be CLOSED on Friday, January 22, 2016.
We plan to return to our regular operating schedule on Monday, January 25, 2016.
T&S recycles nearly 100% of all corrugated cardboard, plastic shrink wrap, trays and office paper - totaling nearly 200,000 pounds of material each year.
Every T&S fixture fitting is manufactured to the highest standards in the industry - and certified by a wide variety of third party national and international organizations, including CSA, UL, NSF, ASSE and more.
By running manufacturing coolant through a centrifugal recover loop, T&S recycles nearly 9,000 gallons annually - enough to fill more than 160 55-gallon drums every year.
T&S recognizes the need to conserve resources beyond their products, installing energy-efficient heating and cooling units, with variable speed controls as well as new lighting in their manufactoring facilities. In fact, the lighting upgrade has reduced the plant's electrical consumption by 6.0% (400-watt high-pressure sodium to T-5 fluorescent, parking lot lighting upgraded to LED).
100% of the polishing dust that accumulates during the manufacturing process is sold to a company which extracts the metals (copper, for instance) from the dust for reuse - preventing it from ending up in landfills.
Whether it's through our careful recycling efforts or through the thoughtful engineering of our durable product lineup, T&S is committed to reducing our environmental impact. We're delivering longer usability - which translates to fewer product replacements - and we've cut our overall carbon footprint by an average of 5% year-over-year for the last several years. At T&S, we're putting our principles into action - and the impact speaks for itself.
For decades, energy consumption far outweighed the concern for water in the overall sustainability scene. Though energy still plays a large role, water conservation is pushing forward to a more prominent position. With the world’s population at more than seven billion and growing — and given that only around 1% of the world’s total water supply is fresh — it’s clear that freshwater is a more precious resource than ever. Over the last few decades, more and more business owners and institutions are realizing the critical need to conserve water, as well as how that affects their fiscal bottom line.
T&S has been a leader in water conservation for decades, engineering products that set new standards for both high efficiency and high quality. Today, we’re bringing the blue of T&S to a new level of green, creating products and implementing manufacturing processes that flow directly from our commitment to sustainability. In the end, it’s all about helping save natural and financial resources for our customers. It’s our mission — and it’s part of everything we do.
As a leader in sustainability, we’ve proactively formed partnerships with organizations that share our commitment to water conservation. From the USGBC®, the creators of the LEED® Rating System, to EPA’s WaterSense and the Alliance for Water Efficiency, we’re proud to work together with other conservation entities to raise awareness, educate others and conserve resources. When you choose T&S products, you are an active participant in moving toward the goal of true sustainability.