Armstrong Honors Nike Recycling Efforts
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ARMSTRONG HONORS NIKE FOR
Renowned Sports Apparel Manufacturer Recently Recycled Over
Armstrong Ceilings has presented a special environmental award to Nike, Inc. and the architectural firm of Thompson Vaivoda & Associates of Portland, Oregon in recognition of Nike’s ceiling recycling efforts.
The award was presented on behalf of Armstrong to Nike by David Vant Hof, Sustainability Policy Advisor to Oregon Governor, Ted Kulongoski.
Nike participates in the Armstrong Ceiling Recycling Program and recently recycled over 100,000 square feet of old ceiling tiles at its Beaverton, Oregon campus. The discarded tiles were shipped to the Armstrong ceiling plant in nearby St. Helens, Oregon. The St. Helens plant is the destination point for all ceiling tiles collected on the west coast.
"The recycling program is designed to help our customers reduce their impact on the environment by redirecting used ceiling tiles from landfills back to Armstrong," explains Joann Davis Brayman, Vice President of Marketing. "It offers a valuable end to what typically would have been thrown away."
"Environmental consciousness guides all aspects of our business, including facilities," adds Jim Petsche, Director of Corporate Facilities at Nike. "As a result of our commitment to implement green design and environmentally friendly practices, we believe we are helping our community and the world by building with nature in mind."
Other organizations around the country currently participating in the ceiling recycling program in order to reduce landfill disposal of building materials include Microsoft, Pfizer, Food Lion, the World Bank and the School District of Philadelphia. Over 20,000,000 Square Feet have already been recycled.
Since it introduced the recycling program in 1999, Armstrong has reclaimed 20,088,000 square feet of discarded ceiling tiles, or enough tiles to cover 349 football fields. This total also represents 14,062,000 pounds, or nearly 7,100 tons, of construction waste that would have normally been dumped in landfills.
The program, which is still the only one of its kind, enables building owners to ship old ceilings from renovation projects to an Armstrong ceiling plant as an alternative to landfill disposal. Under the program, the company even pays freight costs for shipping the old ceilings, which it uses as raw materials in the manufacture of new ceilings. The old tiles do not have to be Armstrong products to qualify for the program.
To obtain additional information on the Ceiling Recycling Program, call 1-877-ARMSTRONG (1-877-276-7876) or visit armstrong.com/environmental.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. In 2003, net sales totaled more than $3.0 billion. Founded in 1860 and based in Lancaster, PA, Armstrong has 50 plants in 15 countries and nearly 16,500 employees worldwide.
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