Nice-Pak develops ‘zero landfill’ facility
NEW YORK Nice-Pak Products is focusing on sustainability and waste reduction by turning its Green Bay, Wis., manufacturing plant into a “zero landfill” facility.
“We are putting our sustainable and non-recyclable waste to good use by converting it into fuel pellets that will be consumed in industrial boilers to produce cleaner energy in the form of electricity,” said Brad Zenko, senior director of operations. “Converting our waste into fuel pellets eliminates approximately 50,000 cubic feet of landfill per year and replaces approximately one million pounds of coal per year.”
Nice-Pak, is one of the largest global producer of premoistened wipes, including brands such as the original Wet-Nap moist towelettes, Sani-Hands instant hand sanitizing wipes, and Sani-Cloth germicidal disposable wipes.
OMI Industries’ Fresh Wave product receives award
BARRINGTON, Ill. OMI Industries on Friday said its eco-friendly, odor-eliminating product line Fresh Wave has received recognition from iParenting Media.
OMI’ Fresh Wave continuous release crystal gel was awarded the 2010 Excellent Products award in the housewares category. Fresh Wave continuous release crystal gel — made of purified water and plant extracts — is designed to eliminate household odors without the use of chemicals.
The iParenting Media awards program is the only consumer awards program certified by ISO 9001:2000, the internationally recognized standard of quality assurance. Reviewers for the awards are a diverse set of parents, experts, licensed childcare centers and schools nationwide.
“We are thrilled to be named an iParenting Media Award winner. We recognize that receiving this award is one of the highest achievements in the consumer goods industry,” said Philip Coffey, president and managing director at OMI Industries. “Our company is committed to developing odor-eliminating solutions that keep homes and businesses smelling clean without the use of harmful chemicals. This is a significant honor for the Fresh Wave crystal gel and an excellent recognition of the design and manufacturing of our products.”
Weis Markets board approves quarterly dividend
SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets’ board of directors approved a quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share as of July 19, payable on Aug. 2.
The food retailer operates 164 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.