This is one of the best days at EXAIR. The building is full of cookies, candy, and any number of favorite homemade treats that we all like to share with each other. So far this year we have seen the usual cookies but also cupcakes, sausage balls, salsa, meringues, cheese and crackers and more. You’ll put on weight just reading about it all.
To be fair – today is also a half day, so it just goes hand in hand with a good day.
But beyond those things, EXAIR caters in lunch for all of us. It gives us a chance to hang out, rather than work. We enjoy each others company, talk to people we wouldn’t normally talk to on a normal workday and learn more about each other beyond work. It’s how it should be, we all benefit from spending a bit of quality time together and it helps strengthen our common goals related to EXAIR.
We hope all of you enjoy yourselves over the holidays and spend some time with the great people in your organizations too. From all of us at EXAIR, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
One of the other things we do well around here (beside making awesome products) is giving back to our community. Our late founder Roy Sweeney began, and our current President Bryan Peters continues, a focus upon the needs of others.
Today, we are bringing these 35 winter coats over to Matthew 25 Ministries so they can be distributed to anyone in need. Matthew 25 serves our local community very well, as well as nationally and worldwide.
A handful of our employees used their volunteer day to give their time to a Disabled American Veterans event earlier this year and recognized a need for warm coats. That need caused the idea to gather coats this winter.
EXAIR provides this volunteer day for all employees to get paid and volunteer their time toward a cause of their choosing. We have all been impacted by the time spent and the stories we have heard about how valuable a day these have been for all involved.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the coat drive! EXAIR, as a company, is thankful and grateful we have such great and generous people to work with who recognize the value of helping others. You guys are the best! Enjoy the Holidays and Merry Christmas.
Here’s to enjoying the company of good friends and family. Everyone at EXAIR wishes all of you a happy Thanksgiving, and would like to express our gratitude for being our customers and vendors – we appreciate you.
EXAIR will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 to be with our family and friends.
Earth Day is one of those days not everyone is aware happens, even with all of the news and notable facts about our resources and pollution. EXAIR is committed to raising awareness of Earth Day and encourages everyone to find an activity which produces action in the spirit of Earth Day. For example, could you help clean up a riverbank in your town, or plant some trees in a park, or recycle your household plastic/glass/aluminum/cardboard? The Earth Day website has a bunch of great suggestions for you to make a difference.
At my home, we recycle our glass, metal, plastic and cardboard. At EXAIR we continue to make progress in reducing our overall footprint as well.
Sunday, April 22nd marks the 48th annual Earth Day and it will be observed in 192 countries. For EXAIR, this year marks our 35th year helping compressed air users save compressed air energy and electrical resources. It is also another year that we continue to focus on manufacturing our products with minimal impact and doing our part to help protect our planet. We are proud to manufacture efficient products, implement processes and programs throughout our facility to help use our resources wisely and recycle everything we possibly can.
First and foremost, we manufacture and sell Intelligent Compressed Air Products that are specifically designed to reduce the use of compressed air throughout facilities. On top of that, when you purchase an EXAIR product it will arrive in fully recyclable packaging and, in most cases, is made from a material that will be recyclable should it reach a point it is no longer useful.
In the past year we have improved the efficiency of our computers and computer servers which require fewer Kilowatt hours (KWH) per day . We have been able to reduce KWH/day by over 56%! This reduces our impact on the local electricity provider and further shrinks our impact upon precious resources.
EXAIR recycles 100% of the metal scrap from our machining processes, which equates to 6.5 tons. Our cardboard and mixed paper products are also recycled 100%. Of the waste we place into our trash dumpsters – 80% is recycled and 20% is sent to the landfill. The paper products even get down to all of paper towels that are used and all the scratch paper that the office utilizes. In total, EXAIR recycled 35.4 tons of paper and cardboard in 2017. We focus on more ways to improve this percentage every year.
Another waste reducing factor that has proven to work out well for EXAIR is asking every customer if they accept digital invoices rather than requiring them to be printed and mailed. Thanks to our wonderful customers we have been able to eliminate 91% of all printed and mailed invoices which helps to reduce our resources used as well as the amount of materials that are possibly turned into solid wastes at their facilities. This also prevents the gas and vehicles necessary to deliver all of these invoices by mail.
To get back to what EXAIR products have done to help reduce waste, we were also able to optimize our own compressed air system by eliminating air leaks and have saved 1 million cubic feet of compressed air. We have also utilized our very own Chip Trapper Systems in our manufacturing areas and extended the water soluble coolant life from 6 weeks per changeover to 6 months per changeover. Keeping our coolant clean allows us to minimize the total amount of wastewater we recycle each year.
We continued to reduce our wastewater for reclamation – in 2017 we recycled 795 gallons, a reduction of 213 gallons compared to 2016, due to extending the life of our coolant.
On top of all the efforts above, we also continue to maintain RoHS compliance on all electronic products, as well as actively track our supply chains to ensure no Conflict Minerals are being sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
If you have any questions on how we can help your facility reduce their use of compressed air or why we continue to reduce our wastes and increase our recycling efforts, contact us.
To see our full Sustainability Plan follow this link.