Miller Paint's Environmental Commitment

 

 

Miller Paint Company - Sustainable both in green end products and the manufacturing process

Miller Paint Company holds a proud tradition and history in the Northwest. The company’s strong reputation for the highest quality products and superior customer service is unsurpassed. Miller Paint’s history of involvement in community projects, historic renovation and community service has been a part of Miller Paint’s culture since 1890.

It is with this same spirit that Miller Paint was first in the market to convert our main line of interior products, “Acro,” to a zero VOC product line in 1996. Acro was recently formulated for improved application, performance and incorporates the latest technology. Recently reintroduced as “Acro Pure,” a < 6 g/L VOC product line, it has received rave reviews for its performance qualities. These and several other lines, including Acri-Lite Exterior Acrylic, have among the lowest VOC levels of all exterior product lines manufactured in Portland, Oregon, and demonstrate the company’s commitment to being an environmentally responsible manufacturer in the market place.

Miller Paint’s commitment to reuse and recyle in its manufacturing process is evident in the reuse of tank washwater, recycling of paint, all paint buckets and labels, paper, plastic wrap and cardboard. Miller Paint’s commitment to reducing the total GHG emissions - carbon miles traveled by product components in the manufacturing process is evident. Many of our raw materials are sourced within 80 miles of our manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon, and 95% of the materials packaging these raw materials are recycled.

Most recently, Miller Paint started the move to FSC certied recycled content paper for their product literature. In their corporate offices and stores, Miller Paint recycles bottles, paper, cardboard and cans. The copy paper is a recycled content paper. It is also encouraged to scan and email in place of faxing whenever possible.

Miller Paint currently participates in two utility-based environmental programs: The Green Power program through PGE, which helps to fund renewable energy, since 2006; and NW Natural’s Smart Energy program – a carbon-offset program that supports projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All applicable Miller Paint locations are full participants in the NW Natural program.

At the store level, Miller Paint has recently undergone energy audits, switched out lightbulbs to more energy efficient bulbs whenever possible, and either programmed thermostats, or adjusted them at the open and close of business hours, to minimize the un-necessary heating of empty store.

Miller Paint works directly with Metro, the directly elected regional government that serves more than 1.5 million residents in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, and the 25 cities in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area, to recycle unused or unwanted latex paint. This product, Metro Paint, is then sold by Miller Paint. There is also an internal program for recycling and re-purposing latex paints into workable products.

Most importantly, Miller Paint is committed to being an environmentally responsible manufacturer. As material technologies change over time, Miller Paint is constantly researching methods to utilize these new eco-friendly technologies while still maintaining our high quality products.

 

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