The GHB team
GHB's Zero Landfill certification management team L to R: Rick Gravitt, Caleb Gaines and Jonathan Taylor
Our first 2019 Zero Landfill certification has been achieved.
The Georgia Hardsurfaces Bulk (GHB) distribution center was recently recognized for their impressive recycling and reuse programs.
“GHB is the busiest distribution operation in our company,” Jeremy Tatum, director of logistics operations, said. “Throughout this past year, the team has managed an over 30 percent growth, doubling the inventory capacity, while setting service and production records. As we closed out 2018, the team set their sights on going 100 percent green before first quarter 2019. We are proud of this accomplishment, especially when you see the large amounts of wood, corrugation and plastic that is now being recycled. The GHB team has improved the overall customer experience while also helping Mohawk achieve our sustainability vision.”
To achieve this certification, a facility must recycle and/or reuse at least 90 percent or more of its manufacturing process waste. Sites must recycle all process materials which excludes breakroom and bathroom trash; however, each site recycles what they can from these areas, such as bottles and cans.
Beth Cole, MRO specialist, Caleb Gaines, warehouse manager, Rick Gravitt, logistics operations manager, Jonathan Taylor, material distribution supervisor, and all the employees of GHB have worked diligently as a team for the past year to achieve Zero Landfill status.
Within the last six months, they have reduced their landfill use by 57 percent. In addition to reducing and recycling waste at GHB, the team also found ways to reuse products within the Company to bring savings while protecting the environment. One of their largest reuse byproducts is cores – the small cores that plastic wrap comes on – that are now being used as a filler to stabilize product going out to our customers, which reduces damage. Larger cores are being cut down to use as a shipping package for molding trim once they can no longer be reused in production.
Join us in congratulating this team for going “green”!