Issue 6 2019

40 CORPORATE VISION / Issue 6 2019 , Feb19574 Reducing the World’s Carbon Footprint Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFS) is an industrial recycling andgreenmanufacturingfirm headquartered atHighlands Campus TechCentre inBothell,Washington. Recently, thefirm found success inCV’s 2019CorporateExcellenceAwardswhere theywere selected as theMost Sustainable Fiberglass RecyclingCompany2019 - NorthAmerica. Following thiswin, we profile thefirmtodiscovermore about the outstanding services theyhave provide over the last decade. Since its inception in 2009, GFS has focused on the growing demand for resource recovery of recyclable materials such as fiberglass and carbon fiber and create recycled products through a proprietary system. The firm’s goal is to reduce the surplus of non-decomposing waste that goes into landfills and the carbon footprint of industry players throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. Drawing on its extensive expe- rience in producing innovative solutions for resource recovery, GFS stands at the forefront of the fiberglass and carbon fiber recycling industry, and the team believe that there is absolutely no downside in using clean waste technology. Today, GFS is collaborating with international fiberglass manu- facturers as well as local and national government agencies to build and manage facilities for collecting and recycling fiberglass. The recycled material has been used in producing railroad ties, utility poles, particle board and other post-consumer products, which are themselves recyclable and more durable than many alternatives. The company is at the forefront of developing technology that can change the way people around the world dispose of millions of pounds of non-decomposing materials. In addition to its Bothell head- quarters, GFS also has offices in Hamburg in addition to its Bothell headquarters, GFS also has offices in Hamburg Germa- ny, Hong Kong China, Royal City Washington, Sweetwater Texas and Newton Iowa.The firm provides industry enterprises and governmental agencies with solutions to windmill decommis- sioning and recycling, derelict boat recycling, airline composite carbon fiber recycling, industrial scrap recycling, and others. Additionally, GFS has decommis- sioned and recycled a number of wind turbine blades that have outlived their lifespan. The lifespan of a typical wind turbine is 15 to 20 years, though the fiberglass can last well over 400 years in a landfill. This process provides an environmentally sustainable alternative for reuse of wind turbine blades that are damaged or non-functional. New products are created that can then be resold in consumer or in- dustrial settings. This alternative to placing scrap material in the landfill or incinerator creates a sustainable solution for fiberglass waste. Within the industrial scrap space, GFS has worked with a number of manufacturers to recycle and reuse the leftover material from industrial manufacturing oper- ations. This process prevents waste material from entering the landfill or incinerator and allows new products to be created. This provides an environmentally sustainable alternative for reuse of material formerly considered industrial waste. New products are created that can then be resold in consumer or industrial settings. This is an alternative to placing scrap material in the landfill or incinerator. Over the years, GFS has worked with manufacturers from a number of industries including airline manu- facturers, wind turbine manufac- turers, vehicle manufactures, and housing product manufacturers. Fundamentally, as the world continues to open its eyes to the vast amount of damage that our waste is causing to the environ- ment, firm’s such as GFS who are pioneers in the industrial recycling space will continue to grow and prosper. Moving forward, the firm hope to build upon the remarkable accomplishments they have achieved over the years, espe- cially following their recent suc- cess in Corporate Vision’s 2019 Corporate Excellence Awards where they were selected as the Most Sustainable Fiberglass Recycling Company 2019 - North America. Contact: Angela Brashler Address: Highlands Campus Tech Centre, 21222 30th Drive SE, Building C, Suite 130, Bothell, WA 98021, USA Telephone: 001 888 717 8882 Web Address: www.global-fiberglass.com

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