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CECO Environmental Solutions Enable Aluminum Manufacturers to Recover and Recycle Industrial Processes

CECO | January 03, 2022

CECO Environmental Solutions Enable Aluminum
On December 30, CECO Environmental Corp., a leading environmentally minded, diversified industrial business, announced that its CECO Busch brand recently provided an integrated, multi-product line aluminum chip-collecting and recycling solution to a top North American manufacturer of aluminum plates, sheets, and extrusions for its new milling machine. The company provides solutions that safeguard people, the environment, and industrial equipment. This system is being built and is scheduled to be completely operational in early 2022.

The integrated system is intended to gather tons of aluminum scrap, a byproduct of aluminum mill production. Aluminum companies generate waste material at a rate of up to 25 tons per hour when they grind the surface of slabs before final rolling. CECO's custom-engineered solution collects and recycles this scrap material by integrating and utilizing the power of CECO technologies such as CECO Flex-Kleen dust collection and CECO Fisher-Klosterman cyclone separation systems.

 "CECO is pleased to provide aluminum manufacturers with advanced solutions to help our customers recover high volumes of aluminum scrap for recycling.” He further added, "Our solutions deliver an efficient way to recycle excess aluminum that is discarded during the manufacturing process, thereby significantly reducing waste, which reduces a manufacturer's impact on the environment and assists with meeting sustainability initiatives. Aluminum manufacturing continues to be critically important to a range of industries, including food and beverage packaging, automotive, aerospace, and construction."

-Todd Gleason, CEO of CECO Environmental

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Lean manufacturing’s greatest benefits are from eliminating waste from the many processes manufacturers rely on to anticipate, respond to, fulfill, and serve customers, making it more possible for them to be more aligned to the unmet needs of their customers in the process. The objectives of this white paper are to first provide insights into how manufacturers are tackling the task of transforming lean production lessons learned into lean enterprise strategies and instituting lasting change at the process level.

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Carbon | April 07, 2021

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LITMUS | June 03, 2021

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