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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J. ROBERT SCOTT, INC. ANNOUNCES “GREEN INITIATIVE”
Los Angeles, California, (April 22, 2009) - J. Robert Scott, Inc., the luxury textiles and furnishings manufacturer announces that it has implemented a major energy conservation and recycling program in its 100,000 square foot factory and executive offices in Inglewood, California.
The first stage, which is scheduled for completion Friday, April 24th, involves replacing all existing 400 magnetic ballast, and 850 lamps in the facility with energy efficient lamps in new electric ballasts. This will result in an energy savings of more than 62% over the current consumption and will result in a 60% savings in DWP charges. According to facilities manager Marvin Melendez, “We expect to see an immediate return on our investment in the de-lamping project, and we found the brightness and clarity of the light in the warehouse and production area is greatly improved.”
The second part of the company’s green initiative expands the recycling program. Office paper, beverage containers, and cardboard have been a part of the established recycling program, now the company has a method to recycle the scrap material, such as Dacron, cushion foam, wood, and packaging that result from furniture manufacturing. The company purchases office products with recycled content, and encourages re-use whenever possible. “I am happy to do our share and participate in this project,” said Sally Sirkin Lewis, president and founder of J. Robert Scott. “These are worthwhile contributions to the effort to make Los Angeles, a cleaner, greener place to live and work.”