is second nature for Amisco
At Amisco, incorporating environmental considerations into product design
and taking our eco-impact into account are more than just talk.
Lifecycle – Our products stand out for durability and can be given a new lease on life by repainting the steel or recovering the seats. Waste reduction – We have reduced our packaging to a minimum and recycle all our production scraps. Reduced resource use – From steel to paint, our products are made using mostly recycled and recyclable materials. Reduced energy consumption – We have put in place
a number of energy efficiency initiatives. Our manufacturing processes are environmentally friendly.
Steel is the world's most recycled material, and in North America alone, over
80 million tons of steel are recycled or exported for recycling annually. Unlike competing industries, recycling in the steel industry is second nature. The North American steel industry has been recycling steel scrap for over 160 years through
1 800 scrap processors and some 12 500 auto dismantlers.
Recycling steel saves energy and natural resources, with and energy savings equivalent to the energy required to power 20 million households per year. In addition, for every ton of steel recycled, 2 500 pounds of iron ore, 1 400 pounds
of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.
Today's steel is produced using two technologies which require "old" steel
to make "new" steel. Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) and Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF).
AMISCO CONTRACT proudly works with NUCOR & ArcelorMittal when sourcing
• Nucor Corporation is the nation's largest recycler, using over 13 million tons
of scrap steel in 2009 to create new products. Nucor uses Electric Arc Furnace
(EAF) technology at all of its steel recycling facilities.
• ArcelorMittal is a unique North American steelmaker using both EAF & BOF
The steel produced by both Technologies is fully recyclable.