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George Volpentesta
141 NW Barstow St, Rm 180
Waukesha WI 53188
Fax 262-574-2128
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VP Quality and Compliance
3801 E Decorah Rd
West Bend WI 53095
Fax 262-335-7699
Serigraph, Inc. [exit DNR]

Serigraph, Inc. EMS certified to ISO 14001 Tier 2 participant since 08/26/2011

Serigraph is a full-service printing, molding and custom graphics company that specializes in decorative, functional, and brand identity solutions for customers in appliance, automotive, consumer, medical, electronics, industrial and point-of-purchase markets. Serigraph has been a Green Tier participant at the Tier 1 level for five years and was welcomed as a Tier 2 participant in August 2011. Serigraph’s environmental accomplishments include:

  • since 2000, Serigraph’s biofiltration system has eliminated more than 180 tons of volatile organic compounds from its emissions;
  • recycling 1.5 million pounds of plastic in 2006;
  • keeping 75 of the 100-acre main Serigraph campus in natural state; and
  • improving reclamation processes that reduced water consumption by 65 percent.

Environmental activities

Serigraph will expand upon these past successes and will identify additional areas for environmental improvement by utilizing their environmental management system.

Proposed goals for the facility under the contract include:

  • minimize waste and increase recycling;
  • minimize solvent usage;
  • reduce electrical consumption;
  • restoration and maintenance of on-site prairie;
  • reduce water usage; and
  • convert to ultravviolet inks to further reduce volatile organic compounds.


This video was produced by a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of a class assignment for "Systems Thinking and Sustainable Businesses." The video highlights examples of superior environmental performance and the role that the Green Tier program has played in supporting and recognizing the company.


Participation contract

Last revised: Wednesday September 05 2018