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