By: David Shepherd, Director of News & Public Information
JASPER -- Jasper-based National Office Furniture has been honored for its environmentally-friendly workplace.
The company was awarded the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Pollution Prevention.
The award was presented for National’s robotic finish technology, which was identified as an exemplary and innovative environmental project with measurable results, according to a statement released yesterday by the company.
The robotic system is a first of its kind in the U.S. woodworking industry.
It replaces electric ovens, which run all day, with halogen curing ovens.
Wendell Sloan, National’s Director of Manufacturing, says the system utilizes “technology in a cost efficient manner while improving pollution prevention efforts within our community.”