WMEP report: sustainable manufacturing program will have $54 million impact

A program to promote sustainable manufacturing in Wisconsin is projected to generate a five-year $54 million economic impact and significant environmental benefits, according to a report released by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP).  
Forty-five state manufacturers are participating in the Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI) pilot program launched last year by WMEP and the state Department of Commerce. Over the past year, WMEP and a team of expert partners have worked with the manufacturers to identify and implement 87 high-payback projects targeting energy, logistics, product and process innovation and environmental improvements.     
The financial and environmental benefits exceed expectations, and present a compelling case to continue the program, the report states.
“These findings demonstrate the power of sustainability to drive savings, growth and competitive advantage for state manufacturers – while at the same time reducing their environmental impacts,” said Buckley Brinkman, WMEP’s executive director and CEO.  “This is a win for everyone. It’s great for business, great for our economy and great for the communities where we live and work.”  
Click here to view the report.

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