On October 1st, our sister company BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD INCORPORATED won the Virginia NASCAR Green/E3 Challenge at Martinsville Speedway for demonstrating outstanding commitment to sustainability and world-class business practices.
“Blue Ridge Fiberboard is extremely honored to receive the first place award for the Virginia NASCAR Green E3 Challenge. Blue Ridge products have been “Green” long before the high priority that green has become in today’s world. This has been achieved by utilizing a sustainable wood fiber supply as our primary product composition,” said Director of Sales and Marketing, Mike Taylor. “Mark Custer, the Blue Ridge Fiberboard Plant Manager and his entire staff have done a monumental job in that arena and are constantly looking for new efficiency opportunities.”
The Virginia NASCAR Green/E3 Challenge was hosted by the federal initiative, E3: Economy, Energy, Environment; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NASCAR Green and recognizes participants in manufacturing who are a part for the Virginia E3 program (VA E3) who demonstrate data-driven impacts based on improving their triple bottom line. VA E3 participants engage in a series of assessments that help transform their business through recommendations that reduce environmental impact, improve efficiency and generate significant financial gains.
E3 combines the resources of six federal agencies with the intent of fostering sustainable manufacturing with action-oriented initiatives. Involved agencies include the U.S. Commerce Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Department of Labor.
BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD is helping to build a greener future with products not only designed for high performance and quality but with the needs of the environment as a primary focus. BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD products consist of pre-consumer content (wood chips). The binding agent used in the making of Blue Ridge fiberboard is also an all-natural product, consisting of vegetable starch containing no added formaldehydes. BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD’s manufacturing process is specially designed to be environmentally friendly and accommodating, minimizing post-industrial waste by actively recycling waste materials back in to the process.
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