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Environmental Information

Postby marykaynitchie » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:10 am

Message from Dan Schwoerer and Lani McGregor:

We are proud of our company’s record, and the efforts we have made to operate in an environmentally safe manner.

Glass making requires hot furnaces that melt materials, and we’ve had a permit to operate those types of furnaces for more than 30 years. We have been and remain in compliance with that permit, and we have made substantial efforts over the years to go above and beyond the law’s requirement when it comes to waste water reduction and our carbon footprint.

In February of 2016, we learned there were potential concerns related to some of the emissions coming from our furnaces, and we took swift action. This meant voluntarily suspending the use of materials needed to produce roughly 50% of our product line, to give us time to understand the issue and our technological options for filtering our furnaces.

We have now commenced work on a filtration system and are expecting the first of our “bag house” cleaning systems to be up online in a matter of weeks. This will allow us to safely restart the production of a wider variety of glass that our customers have come to expect. By this summer, we expect that a fully implemented filtration system will allow us to restore the entire product line.

Unfortunately, the information coming from different sources around this issue has been inaccurate or unclear in many cases, and that has led to a lot of misunderstanding and confusion in Portland and beyond. That’s why we created this page. See the links to the left for more information. We have also created an email address, questions@bullseyeglass.com, so that our friends, customers, and community members have a place to go to ask any questions they might have.

http://www.bullseyeglass.com/environmen ... ation.html

Dan Schwoerer and Lani McGregor

Additional Information:

Updates and Links: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/about-us/links.html
FAQs: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/about-us/faqs.html
Mary Kay Nitchie
Bullseye Glass Co.

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