Wednesday, May 07, 2008

RV Manufacturers Going Green

ELKHART COUNTY — Last year alone, RV companies in Elkhart County turned more than 2,000,000 pounds of landfill waste into new products.

When the manufacturers cut windows and doors from the side walls of RVs, they used to throw the scrap pieces away. Now they stack them on skids and send them to Nappanee Window, Inc.

That's where employees work to recycle the scraps into compartment doors for the outside of RVs.

"We didn't set out to be environmental pioneers, that wasn't our goal," explained Nappanee Window Marketing Director Josh Kanagy. "By capturing this waste and reusing a lot of the material, it helps lower the cost of the customer for the finished product they buy from us. And it makes everyone more profitable, which is what we're all in business for."
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