Protecting the Planet While Beautifying Your Home
A history of environmental responsibility
For more than 65 years, Semco has designed and manufactured windows and doors that are recognized as some of the industry's finest. Our customers know firsthand how our products lower their heating and cooling costs.
But the production of energy efficient products is not the only way we demonstrate our concern for the environment. Respect for the environment is, quite simply, a part of our corporate culture.
Recycling on a huge scale
At Semco, we use state-of-the-art computerized planning and careful designing to get the most out of each wood component, piece of glass, and metal extrusion. We strive to recycle excess material that would become waste, frequently returning it to our own supply chain. Semco recycles aluminum cladding, wood fiber, glass, vinyl parts, and cardboard used in packaging.
Some of our recycling efforts are particularly noteworthy:
- During the past year, we recycled 117 tons of wood fiber for productive use in such products as animal bedding and composite wood fiber construction materials.
- Salvageable glass left over after laser-cutting specially-shaped windows is returned to the manufacturer for reprocessing.
- During a typical year we recycle almost enough aluminum to construct a Boeing 747.