Mr. LongArm’s Green Initiatives

Like many successful companies, Mr. LongArm adopted green initiatives to make its business more sustainable and its products more eco friendly. Mr. LongArm employees love the great outdoors and our company has made it a goal to do everything we can to protect the environment. While Mr. LongArm strives to eliminate waste and save resources we know there is much more work to be done. We will continue in this pursuit and encourage other businesses to do the same. To learn more about how to become an eco friendly company and sustainability in business read this informative blog from CPD Online College All About Environmental Awareness in the Workplace.

The Most Important Initiative

Many companies manufacture items that are disposable. We make our products durable enough to stand the test of time. Typically our products last for many years but when they don’t we can provide the parts to repair them. Below is a message from a customer who contacted our Customer Service Department and received a replacement part for his 25 year old extension pole.

“Hi Customer Service,

I received the replacement parts for my Mr LongArm that you sent.  I installed the problem part.  The extension pole is working again.

Thank you for your help.  You solved my problem.  I’ll add that I am impressed that you could provide parts for a tool that is probably 25 years old.  Even more so that this service was essentially free to me.  This level of support for a product is almost non-existent today.

Your representative was as helpful as could be when I contacted Mr LongArm with my problem.  Again, great support!”

– P.N., October 30, 2023

Additional Steps We’re Taking:

Manufacturing & Shipping

We recycle plastic waste and various colors of material are reground and used for internal parts.

    • Pultrusion waste is kept minimal, generating far less than a gallon per day. Any waste is air-hardened and disposed of according to code.
    • Aluminum and steel scraps are sent to a scrap metal dealer for recycling including metal banding from pallets.
    • Our product packaging is eco friendly, both card stock and plastic clamshell, is recyclable.
    • MrLongArm breaks up older pallets received and gives them to our employees for upcycling.

  • We have replaced all our fluorescent warehouse and office lighting with energy efficient LEDs. Recycled used ballasts, fluorescent tubes and copper wire.
  • Installed motion sensor lighting where applicable.
  • Closely monitor electrical use. Machines have timers and are turned off when not in use and at night. Transformers and driers are also turned off at the end of shifts.
  • The Mr. LongArm factory observes healthy practices. There is no smoking, eating or drinking in the work area.
  • The factory is both heated and air conditioned for the health and comfort of our workers. Recently 4 new high-efficiency furnaces & air conditioners were installed in both the upstairs & downstairs Administration Building.
  • Filtered water is provided for employees in order to reduce the number of plastic water bottles that are used.
  • Outdated computers and electronics are recycled.
Corporate Offices & Sales
  • Collect paper, shreds it and sends it to a recycler.
  • Most printing happens in house, saving transportation costs, emissions and waste.
  • Recycle ink and toner cartridges.
  • Recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles.
  • Monitor electricity use with timers and meters.
  • Use recycled paper for office business.
  • Reuse boxes and packing materials as often as possible.
  • Recycle all kinds of batteries.

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