Recycling Saves Money and Time

Tony Creek at Brighton Cabinetry sums up his program in one simple phrase. “Recycling isn’t costing us money, it is saving us money. In fact, we make a little too.”

Started in 1996, Brighton Cabinetry is a mid to high-end cabinet company in Neoga, IL, that makes a totally custom line of cabinets. On my recent visit to Brighton, VP Tony Creek was highlighting their focused program on saving money in manufacturing by recycling in several different ways.

As I toured the very clean plant, I saw several innovations in recycling that not only helped reduce cost but also manufacturing time. The most obvious cost savings came from sending all their waste plywood and solid wood to a grinder. Creek highlighted it as a focus for the plant by allowing them to recognize how much waste was being created.

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