Rentapen Inc., a manufacturer of Weld Tooling Components, has been recognized by the American Welding Society (AWS) for being a “Green” company.
On December 3, 2012 the Welding Journal produced a five page article in its magazine entitled “For Weld Tooling Design Company Being Green Is Second Nature.” The article can be found on pages 32-36 of the magazine.
Rentapen designs and builds weld fixtures and is the home of RAPid Tooling Components™. These tooling components are products that Rentapen developed to help engineers and manufacturers save time in the design and build of weld fixtures. Rentapen manufactures these metal shims, locating plates, and clamp risers at its plant in Waukesha, WI.
Rentapen has been a “green” company for over twenty years. In the early 1990’s Rentapen’s President, Susan Straley and Vice President George Straley, became part of a Household ECO Team program. Rentapen’s Owners were reducing, reusing and recycling long before Wisconsin took action and made recycling a state law.
Rentapen not only recycles in their shop, they also recycle and reuse in their office too. Rentapen does not buy paper towels; they use cloth rags in all areas of the office and shop. Also, in every room at Rentapen there are separate bins for recycling and for garbage.
“I am very proud of this recognition. George and I have been advocates for protecting the environment and reducing waste for a long time,” said Susan Straley, President and Owner of Rentapen.
The shop team is also conservative and mindful of waste. They first consider the boxes of discarded material before going to the inventory of new material to build new tooling components and metal shims.
All the paper in the recycle bins located in Rentapen’s office is shredded and used as material for shipping. Employees are encouraged to bring in their old newspapers for use as packing material. Recycling makes good business sense for Rentapen. In the first 9 months of 2012 Rentapen received over $3,500 back for recycling their metal waste.
The article can be found on the American Welding Society (AWS) website, under the December Issue. AWS was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization. The main goal of the organization was to help the advancement in science, technology and applications in welding. The website provides thousands of articles related to the field of welding and will benefit instructors, students, and individuals already in the field.