Malvern-based CertainTeed and its parent company Saint-Gobain North America have won three National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) manufacturing leadership awards, the companies announced Tuesday.
Companies were rewarded for their achievements in digital network connectivity and circular economy. Additionally, one of the companies’ research engineers was recognized for next generation leadership.
“We are honored to be recognized by NAM with three Manufacturing Leadership Awards and grateful to work alongside so many passionate colleagues who are at the forefront of new innovations in our industry,” said Regan Gallo, vice president and general manager. by CertainTeed Architectural Product. Group. “Our team will courageously and proudly continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in manufacturing – striving to maximize the positive impact of our business for our customers and the communities where we operate while working to reduce our environmental footprint. .”
CertainTeed won the Digital Network Connectivity Award for its CertainTeed FaCTory program. The program is an initiative that improves the company’s ability to connect, store, secure, automate and display critical plant-level data flowing on the shop floor. The program, said CertainTeed, enables real-time, cost-effective decision-making that improves operational efficiency.
CertainTeed also won the Sustainability and Circular Economy Award for its CertainTeed Siding program. This program has increased the recycling of waste generated in its manufacturing facilities. The company said that 99.7% of all raw materials purchased by CertainTeed Siding are either incorporated into a finished product or recycled, either internally or externally. The company said it expects that number to reach 99.9% by the end of this year.
Saint-Gobain engineer Daniel Shrives, based in Northborough, Mass., won the Next-Generation Leadership Award for his work on projects that improve safety, sustainability and efficiency.