JAMAK Fabrication, Inc.
JAMAK Fabrication, Inc is the exclusive distributor/ manufacturer of Triple Edge wiper blades. Other products produced at the facility include automotive gaskets, appliance gaskets, wiper blades, and medical tubing. The process at the facility includes injection molding, mixing, and extrusion. Internally trained teams of employees were developed to work on Environmental programs. The team created a system to reduce water usage.
The profile (typically windshield wiper blades) was originally immersed in a cooled water bath with a continual skim overflow drain. The water valves were manually operated and the spray was provided by city line pressure. All contact water was one pass and water flowed irrespective of equipment operation. Through product modification the water no longer flows without equipment operation and water is filtered and recirculated. Spray is provided by a recirculation pump. The water discharge is controlled by a conductivity meter. The make up water is controlled by a level switch.
Water usage decreased from 1,341,290 gallons in 2000 to 552,010 gallons in 2001. Water usage further decreased to 92,300 gallons in 2002. Discharge water is well within local parameters.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
The project costs was less than $5000, for both units and the payback was less than one year. In 2001, there was a 58.8% water use reduction resulting in a $5,406 savings. In 2002, the water use reduction was 93.1% and the savings amounted to $8,555.