At DCI, we do everything possible to accept responsibility for our operations on the surrounding community, the welfare of the people who use our products, our stewardship of natural resources, and the health and safety of all of our employees.
We operate within compliance of federal, state, and local regulations. But just meeting the requirements isn't enough. We strive to reduce the impact of our operations while meeting our customer's needs and growing our business.
Here are just a few ways we go beyond what's expected of us to produce our equipment with the smallest impact possible:
- Energy Conservation
We've upgraded our facilities to make our operations as energy efficient as possible. Our re-sided and insulated structures reduce enegry consumption and lower our carbon footprint. And our lighting upgrades in our offices (including LED lights in the boardroom) and in the shop consume less energy.
- EPA/Hazardous Waste reduction
We've chosen Polyethylene (PE) over PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) as the material used for our protective film coating during manufacturing. Polyethylene protective film coating is used to protect the surfaces of our vessels and equipment from handling, moisture, oil, dirt, solvents and UV during processing, storage and installation. Although many companies still use PVC for their protective film coatings-mainly because it is inexpensive, we recognize the disadvantages associated with using PVC and chooses to utilize Polyethylene as a “green choice” alternative. Learn more about our use of Polyethylene Protective Film Coating.
We offer a variety of stainless steel equipment that is 100% recyclable. Stainless steel has become an increasingly favored material in the manufacturing industry. With its unique properties (such as high strengths and resistance to corrosion) and light environmental impact, stainless steel is quickly becoming a green choice. In fact, stainless steel is thought to be the most recyclable man-made material on the planet. Our stainless steel material comes from 60-80% post-consumer use. Learn more about the stainless steel we use.
- Food Safe Plastics
We also supply polymers and elastomers that are FDA and USP VI grades and contain no heavy metals (such as lead, cadmium, etc.).
By simply choosing stainless steel products by DCI, Inc., your making a difference in the environment and lowering your carbon footprint. Contact us to learn more about our sustainability practices.