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Laurel Sukup
101 S Webster St - OB/7
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
608-267-6817
Cell 608-381-3176
Fax 608-267-9305
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Thomas Nordwig
Finishing engineer/environmental coordinator
200 Sime Ave
Tomah WI 54660
608-372-1409
Fax 608-372-1434
The Toro Company [exit DNR]

The Toro Company – Tomah EMS Certified to ISO 14001 Green Tier participant since 06/29/2012

The Toro Company is a leading global manufacturer of turf equipment and precision irrigation technologies. Toro’s manufacturing operation in Tomah, Wisconsin, produces commercial and landscape maintenance equipment to help customers worldwide care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces and commercial and residential properties. The Tomah facility employs roughly 550 people at its 300,000 square foot manufacturing plant, which includes operations such as welding, painting and assembly.

Annual report tidbit

Toro recycles steel, aluminum, plastics and cardboard packaging. To reduce wood packaging waste, the company ships many professional products as drive-on products and receives many product components from suppliers in reusable packaging. The company recycles water and reuse paint within the paint systems. 2015 Annual Report [PDF].

Environmental activities

Within the company’s operations, it has implemented a formal Environmental Management System to provide continuous improvement in the area of environmental performance. In 2011, Toro’s Tomah manufacturing facility obtained ISO 14001 certification and has adopted environmental commitments and programs, such as low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions through water-based coatings, and waste minimization through recycling paper, wood, metals, plastics and solvents. The facility also has implemented energy-saving projects through:

  • relamping the facility;
  • installing occupancy sensors;
  • integrating more energy-efficient air compressors;
  • adopting heat recovery units; and
  • utilizing new energy-saving welding equipment.

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Last revised: Monday October 23 2017