Looking to the Future
Sustainability Practices From Chicago, Illinois
We are proud of our sustainability programs and continued R&D
Paragon Manufacturing has always known that it’s important to lessen the impact our products will have on the planet. That’s why we removed all of our hydraulic presses back in the late 90s and replaced them with electric, reducing our energy consumption by approximately 80 percent and minimizing the hydraulic fluid we used. This also created a safer environment for our employees. Paragon recycles 99% of its scrap.
Did You Know?
Since the mid-70s, Paragon Manufacturing has used rail cars for the delivery of our resin. Using rail is the most environmentally friendly way to move freight over land. Railroads are roughly four times more fuel efficient than trucks. Shipping freight via rail limits greenhouse gas emissions and increases fuel efficiency, reducing the transportation carbon footprint. In fact, moving freight by rail instead of truck lowers greenhouse gas emissions by 75%.