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DNR contact
Dan Bekta
3911 Fish Hatchery Rd
Fitchburg WI 53711
608-275-3201
Company contact
Timothy Kennicker
1011 East Madison St
Spring Green WI 53588
Fax 608-588-3864

Cardinal IG (CGIG) Functionally Equivalent to ISO 14000 Tier 1 participant since 12/17/2010

The first Cardinal Company was established as a Minnesota corporation in 1962. In 1979, Cardinal Glass built a 30,000 square foot insulating glass facility in Spring Green. Over the next 30 years, the Spring Green IG facility expanded to accommodate the need for new technology and increased production levels. Currently, the Spring Green IG facility is approximately 430,000 square feet, able to produce 28,000 insulating glass units per day, and employs 500 people. The Spring Green facility manufactures high performance insulated glass units for the residential wood window market.

Environmental activities

SGIG’s sustainability program is a 5 pillar program to address environmental improvement opportunities in each of the following areas.

Pollution Prevention

Focused on the three pillars of reduce, reuse and recycle. SGIG is ultimately committed to reducing our environmental impact, but in the absence of reduction the company will attempt to reuse what they can and finally recycle all which they are able to.

Energy Management

The company are committed to purchasing and consuming energy in the most efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible manner possible. Towards this end, SGIG will continuously improve energy efficiency by implementing an effective energy management program that supports operations and customer satisfaction while simultaneously providing a safe and comfortable work environment for its employees.

Water Management

SGIG is ommitted to ensuring on-site water consumption is reduced and/or optimized to verify that efficient and environmentally friendly processes are implemented and practiced.

Supplier Management

The purpose of supplier management is to evaluate/improve the supply chain and control the incoming material looking to have materials that are in compliance with material standards and suppliers are conforming to the SGIG’s EMS standards, limiting environmental impacts.

Community Outreach (Green Team)

The Green team is responsible for external communication relative to SGIG’s environmental management program as well as conducting at least 3 environmental outreach projects per year.

Environmental accomplishments include:

  • reducing waste to the landfill with an absolute goal of zero landfill;
  • reducing the plant’s energy consumption through greater energy monitoring with a goal of reducing energy used per square feet of glass produced year over year;
  • reduce packaging materials from suppliers and work with suppliers on reducing SGIG’s carbon footprint;
  • reduce water usage and measure water usage on a standardized metric; and
  • engaged with the community on e-waste collection and partner with local food pantries and schools on raising the overall environmental consciousness.

Reports

Acceptance letter

Application

Last Revised: Thursday April 20 2017