Green Initiative

We genuinely care about the planet we live on.
Just saying you’re green to look like you care is everywhere these days.
We have been powered with green energy since we founded the company in 1997.
Way before it was “cool” to be “green”. Yeah, a lot of folks laughed at us back then.

We are a conservationist minded company. We’ve got to have balance in the world. You can’t use everything up today, hoping it will be there tomorrow.

We are very interested in helping individuals and companies get green products off the ground. We are offering significant discounts for design and engineering services, to customers developing eco-friendly products. Just because it’s made of wood, doesn’t make it green. We reserve the right to be the sole judge of whether a product can be considered “green” or eco-friendly as it applies to our discounted service rates.

100% of our electricity is purchased through Portland General Electric’s “Green Source” initiative for 100% renewable, eco-friendly power. It costs about 8% more to buy this “green energy” and we do not pass this cost on to the customer.

Prototyping is not a very green process but it is a necessary process. To make the best of it, we ultilized 3D CAD/CAE in product and process design, engineering and simulation to reduce physical develop processes that create waste or use chemicals and solvents.

  • We recycle everything possible and use green-friendly products wherever possible.
  • We recycle packing materials and use recycled materials for packing and shipping whenever possible.
  • We use email for paperless billing to invoice our clients.
  • We distill and reuse our solvents.

All hazardous waste created at our facility is collected and disposed of through our local hazardous waste disposal program.

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