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GLRPPR Sector Resource: E3 Success Story: Dulin Metals Co.

E3 Success Story: Dulin Metals Co.

Dulin Metals Co., located in Des Plaines, IL, reclaims nonferrous metal scrap. They de-oil and de-tin the scrap, making a high-quality product for resale. Dulin is one of only two de-tinning operations in the United States and is part of the Versatile Processing Group. Other Versatile Group companies recover metal from wire, cable and decommissioned transformers. Dulin also accepts these materials and separates wire and cable metal types prior to sending them to another facility for metals recovery. Dulin Metals is firmly committed to good business practices which benefit people, planet and profit.They had several goals for the E3 assessment: (1)identify opportunities that would allow them to no longer be classified as a large quantity hazardous waste generator; (2)find ways to reduce utility costs; and (3)repurpose waste in a more efficient, cost effective and sustainable manner. Dulin Metals utilized Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's (ISTC) technical assistance to facilitate a team based E3 (Economy, Energy, and Environment) assessment.


Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
July 2014

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