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How Industrial Construction Companies Can Go Green

Going green can be beneficial for your business and for the planet that we live in. Simple steps can translate to great effects. Here are the simple ways your company can start your eco friendly efforts.

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  1. When not in use, always turn off equipments. No matter what company you have, you are using up energy in one way or another. Whether it is one pipe fabrication equipment on standby or a computer system in the background it is unnecessarily using up energy. Turning these off is good for the environment and helpful for your company’s energy usage too.
  2. Involve everyone in your environmentally conscious efforts. It is not enough for one department or just the upper management to be eco friendly. Environmental concern is not exclusive. Make sure eco friendly measures are observed all throughout your company. Every person counts. The more people that are in the effort, the more encouraged all of your teams will be. Promote team work and mutual accountability to make sure that the measures you are doing remain long term.
  3. Face to face meetings and emails are some of the best ways to communicate. Technology has made much advancement in the way we communicate. Phone meetings, live chats and video conferences are just some of the ways companies talk to one another. Although, these are extremely useful tools, sometimes they can be an unnecessary way to spend energy. Encourage brainstorming and meetings in greener forms. Do face to face meetings when able. Substitute printed notices with email communication.
  4. Every industry, whether you are in industrial construction companies or if you work at a restaurant, needs water to operate. Unfortunately, water is one of the most wasted commodities that companies use. Changing your company’s habits include paying conscious attention to everything you use. This can be as simple as turning the tap completely off after use or using motion sensors in the toilets for water. Every effort counts.
  5. Always use greener products. A usual office has uses paper, folders and other office supplies. It may not always be possible to keep transactions as paperless as possible but always make sure to skimp on paper and other supplies when possible. Also make sure that your office is getting paper supply with the maximum recyclable content. Search for local suppliers so you also save energy that is otherwise spent on shipping. Go green and go local.
  6. Always recycle. You may already be recycling at homes. However, make sure that you extend this habit to your office. Equip your employees with the right resources for recycling. One of the easiest steps is through placing recyclable bins everywhere. Also place recyclable trays for paper that can still be re used. This is not only healthy for the environment; it is also healthy for your company’s trash expense.
  7. Take small steps. The best way to build a habit is to take small but consistent steps. This is true for all organizations whether you are dealing with large industries such as pipe fabricators and glass manufacturers or even if you are small and quaint like a local bakery. Small steps can give you big results.

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8687 United Plaza Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Industrial pipe fabrication is a tedious process.

When I started to do research on these types of manufacturing processes, I stumbled upon a YouTube video of pipe fabrication in a developing country.  It may have been Cambodia where I have spent an extended period of time.  Nevertheless, in watching this video of pipe fabrication, what really sticks out to me is the slow process through which many of the workers have to go to make a single section of pipe.  They have to load up a giant and heavy piece of steel sheet metal that is then loaded into a machine that is able to bend it into the shape of a big pipe.  The workers are then able to weld the remaining open section of the pipe together to close it off.  It seems like a pretty simple process, but I think in reality it has to be really slow and tedious.  In the video, it took at least fifteen minutes for them to make a single section of pipe and when you consider that there were probably ten people helping out with this one project, you have to imagine that if a big order were to come in that it would take a lot of time for this factory to finish the order.  With this in mind, I think that there is a lot of opportunity from a developing country prospective to look at the improvement of the pipe fabrication process.  This would allow for these very big projects to be done a lot faster than they could have hoped for otherwise.  I also think that this is a great opportunity for people to realize that there is a lot of investment that needs to be done to ensure that these developing countries have the capacity for all of the work that needs to be done.  I really do hope that in the future these countries will be able to look back and see that for all of the projects that they did, they were able to support a native industrial construction company and not one of the many international firms out there.  I also think that for these companies that are looking to tap into one of the various pipe bending fabrication processes that they also look at some of the associated business models and see that there is opportunity for growth when you factor in all of the various tools and processes that are involved in pipe bending.  I really hope that this is something that will take off soon and leave the countries like Cambodia leaving the way in development and growth.  I am positive that if they are able to get adequate coverage from the ground floor of their construction needs up through their ability to contract out to their neighboring countries that they will be doing quite all right.  The one big question that remains in my head is whether they will be able to do this for the next twenty years and into the future.  Once they accomplish that they should be set for the slow march through development.

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