Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Myriad (ARMI), a leader in the Industrial Market based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is pleased to announce that were this years’ winner of the Mayor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for the City of Fayetteville.
The company has demonstrated their commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship through the implementation of a stringent Recycling Program. After acquiring their 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the spring of 2019 they recognized that the company was only recycling aluminum and stainless steel, although they were consuming a variety of other materials. At the time, ARMI utilized a 30-yard dumpster, consisting of landfill trash, that would frequently overflow. Upon realization, ARMI felt motivated to help Fayetteville reach their goal of diverting at least 40% of all waste from the landfill by the year of 2027. ARMI President Brett Wolff and Health Specialist Diane Wolff took on the task of implementing a recycling program. For ARMI this was an opportunity to not only support the city’s goal, but to also educate employees about the importance of sustainability and the extended producer responsibility of a company within the Industrial Market.
ARMI recognized that a recycling program would only be effective within a shop full of hardworking, tradesmen by making recycling accessible and convenient. This led to reorganizing the facility and creating appropriate collection points with corresponding signage. ARMI keeps employees involved and engaged with the recycling program by requiring efforts and holding employees accountable by including recycling as a part of their quarterly reviews. The company also regularly educates employees about recycling, and the importance, by posting reminders within the facility, hosting organized discussions, and emailing educational articles to employees.
ARMI identified and categorized all materials that were being consumed within their manufacturing facility and offices and corresponded with local companies and recycling programs for disposal. Today, ARMI recycles the following materials: mixed paper, plastic #1 & #2, cardboard, aluminum, glass, carbon, wood, slag, selenide, UHMW plastic material, carbide, rubber, copper, and tungsten. ARMI works with the following companies and organizations to make this possible: City of Fayetteville, 48forty Solutions, Total Recycling, Rogers Iron and Metal, Prima and Boston Mountain Solid Waste District. Arkansas Myriad was able to downsize from their 30-yard dumpster to an 8-yard dumpster for non-recyclable trash. In addition to ARMI’s recycling program they also installed a detention basin for the water that collects from the 80,000 square foot roof and asphalt parking lot. The installation of this detention basin protects streams and rivers and helps to keep local drinking water pure.
Arkansas Myriad views recycling as a responsibility and necessity and hopes that the implementation of their recycling program inspires companies within the industry to make the same changes. ARMI is continually researching ways that they can improve their Recycling Program and become a more sustainable and responsible producer.
Arkansas Myriad has become a leader in the Industrial Market by providing high quality products and solutions nation-wide. Through innovated technology, all designs and projects are built with special considerations to maintenance, operations, sanitation and safety. Based out of Fayetteville, AR, ARMI employs over 100 team members who comply with the company’s stringent safety and anti-drug programs. For more information, visit www.arkansasmyriad.com