WELLFORD, S.C. (March 24, 2009)—Firestone Building Products Co. L.L.C.'s Wellford, S.C., facility was accepted into the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program.
The voluntary program is for companies committed to continuous environmental improvement to protect and preserve South Carolina's environment.
The Wellford plant produces thermoplastic roofing membranes and accessories for industrial flat roof systems and has initiated several waste stream reduction measures.
The facility has installed grinding and pelletizing equipment for recycling and installed wire screen baskets in the storm drains to prevent any debris and resin pellets from flowing into the surrounding wetlands.
The Wellford facility is ISO 14001 certified and has received the Bridgestone Americas Environmental Award for Pollution Prevention.