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Glen Raven Custom Fabrics Facility Wins SCEEP Award

Glen Raven, N.C.-based performance fabrics manufacturer Glen Raven Custom Fabrics’ Anderson, S.C., manufacturing facility has received South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP) recognition for its environmental quality program.

The 1 million-square-foot, vertically integrated facility produces Glen Raven’s Sunbrella® branded awning, furniture and marine fabrics. According to the company, the plant is one of the most modern in the textile industry, and has initiated environmentally responsible practices such as recycling and repurposing of waste materials to divert waste from landfills.

“Glen Raven’s Anderson facility has shown a commitment to environmental excellence by fostering continual improvements,” said Bob King, deputy commissioner for environmental quality control, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. “Through a comprehensive recycling program, Glen Raven prevents more than 400 tons of materials, such as packaging and paper, from going into landfills annually, while also reclaiming 500 tons of  raw material waste for other product applications. Another demonstration of support for our goal of improving South Carolina’s environment is their involvement in the development of the Upstate Air Quality Action Plan.”

Glen Raven’s Anderson plant is one of only 31 facilities in the state to have received recognition from SCEEP, a voluntary initiative established in 1997 to reward environmentally responsible practices by South Carolina-based facilities.

August 5, 2008