In celebration of the upcoming July 4th festivities, we thought it appropriate to share why we think it is so important to support and sustain our GREAT Country. HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA...
Manufacturing companies must often make decisions between cutting corners and doing the right thing when it comes to their customers, country, and the environment. As an industry built around a finite resource, the steel industry relies on sustainability efforts and companies that put the environment first in their decision-making. Through smart recycling programs, and companies taking advantage of the environmental benefit of domestic-made products, the steel industry will continue to prosper for generations to come. DIS-TRAN Steel is proud to be a leading champion of sustainability efforts for the steel industry. As a U.S.-based steel manufacturing company, DIS-TRAN Steel can provide domestic-only material to their customers.
As the earth’s renewable resources diminish, manufacturers, consumers, and the power industry as a whole are grappling with how to continue growing while using a finite resource. Recycling is a clear solution, and steel scrap recycling efforts are strong across the globe. 60% less energy, according to some estimates, is used when recycling scrap steel than manufacturing the metal from scratch. Further, recycling preserves a finite resource since steel can be recycled and reused indefinitely. Recycling not only benefits steel consumers and manufacturers, it also benefits the environment. Recycling may cut greenhouse gas emissions by 300-500 million tons (according to the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries), and uses 40% less water (according to the Canadian National Institute of Health, 2012). DIS-TRAN Steel is proud to put recycling at the front of our efforts, and over 95% of the raw materials for our steel structures is generated from recycled domestic scrap metal.
The 1983 Buy America Act supports the purchase of American-made products, which stimulates our economy, and also has a positive environmental impact by reducing the necessary travel required to ship materials. The Act applies to mass-transit-related procurements, and it establishes a preference for domestically produced materials for projects supported by federal funds. DIS-TRAN Steel, as an American-born and –bred company, can supply products that comply with the Buy America Act. Customers can request Buy America for federally-funded projects, Department of Transportation projects, and end-user requirements. DIS-TRAN Steel and the Buy America Act are ensuring an environmentally friendly future for the steel industry.
Manufacturing and the environment are often seen as enemies, but with strong recycling efforts and a focus on minimizing the distance products must travel, we can preserve our resources for the future. Whether you’re working on a federally-funded project, a Department of Transportation Project, or your end-user requires it, the Buy America Act allows you to put U.S.-built products at the top of your consideration list. DIS-TRAN Steel can easily satisfy the Buy America Act requirements to bring home-spun products to your U.S. project. Follow DIS-TRAN Steel on Facebook and LinkedInto stay informed about all the ways our company is protecting the U.S. environment for current and future generations.