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GAR Products® is a family owned and operated corporation specializing in quality seating, table tops, and table bases for every caliber of the hospitality and design industries.
Unique to GAR Products® is the conviction that business can be a positive force for change, and this is why they take active steps to protect the planet. As the company enters its third generation of family ownership, they remain committed to protecting the environment by providing an expansive product line using responsible manufacturing processes.
GAR Products® marries two important themes: Environmental protection does not preclude economic development, and economic development must be ecologically viable now and in the future. This concept of sustainability encompasses ideas, aspirations, and values that continue to inspire GAR Products® to become better stewards of the environment while promoting positive economic growth and social objectives.
GAR Products® gives back to the community in many ways:
South Africa Initiative ( www.gse.rutgers.edu/southafrica)
Materials for the Arts ( www.mfta.org)
Center for Asbury Park ( http://www.thecenterinap.com/)
Donations to Local Food Banks ( www.njfoodbank.org)
GAR Products® is a company born in tradition and distinguished as a source for modern day needs. By integrating traditional manufacturing with unique, green initiatives, they set themselves apart from their competitors. They design, develop, and manufacture products with constant awareness of environmental concerns. GAR Products® is respectful of the consumer’s desire to contribute to the protection of the environment and responsibly offers products that meet these standards. Without the understanding of today’s ecological issues it would be impossible for a company to forecast the market’s demands.
Sustainable development marries two important themes: Environmental protection does not preclude economic development and economic development must be ecologically viable now and in the future. Common use of the term “sustainability” began with the 1987 publication of the World Commission on Environment and Development report, "Our Common Future." Also known as the Brundtland Report, this document defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This concept of sustainability encompasses ideas, aspirations, and values that continue to inspire public and private organizations to become better stewards of the environment while promoting positive economic growth and social objectives. The principles of sustainability can stimulate technological innovation, advance competitiveness, and improve our quality of life.
GAR Products® is a family owned and operated corporation specializing in quality seating, table tops, and table bases for every caliber of the hospitality and design industries. Founded in 1956 by Morris H. Garfunkle (Mr. GAR), GAR Products® is entering its third generation of family ownership, continuing to evolve with cutting-edge designs and enduring passion while protecting our environment.
In November 2006, GAR Products® began purchasing 100% of its power through Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from 3 Phases Energy. As a result, GAR Products® is preventing more than 1.0 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
GAR Products® is replacing all of their factory lighting with energy efficient fluorescents equipped with sensors. The factory sends foam scraps back to the manufacturer to be recycled, and all scrap metals, cardboard, and mixed paper are being recycled. Where paper is needed, 100% recycled paper is being used while striving towards a paperless office.
GAR Products® has been certified
GAR Products’® in-house Ultra Violet (UV) Finishing line is the most uniquely automated, three dimensional Ultra Violet finishing system in the industry. By combining UV technology with an automated electrostatic application, GAR Products® offers the finest custom finishing available. GAR's exclusive UV Finish consists of 97% solids, all of which are captured in the system. As a result of their environmentally-friendly operations, GAR Products® has been certified under the NJ DEP’s “Green Start Program”
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has developed a compliance assistance program known as Green Start to proactively help businesses and public employers comply with their environmental obligations.The program assists facility owners and operators with interpreting environmental regulations and evaluating compliance in the areas of air, water pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, pesticide control, Right-to-Know (RTK), Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA), and spill containment plans under Discharge Prevention, Containment and Countermeasures (DPCC). www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/greenstart.htm
GAR Products® uses suppliers who support the same vision
Since GAR Products'® obligation is responsible manufacturing, our need for suppliers with the same vision is extremely important. We have built long-term relationships with European factories that contribute to the regeneration of Beechwood forests. GAR Products® is also forming alliances with companies whose statement on the environment is similar to our own. Our in-house resource library is dedicated to vendors who incorporate sustainable fabrics from recycled material, PVC free vinyl, environmentally friendly Crypton®, and other Green options. We launched a sampling program with Wilsonart, a Greenguarded company, in order to provide matching laminates with our standard Ultra Violet finishes to the A&D community, Hotel Groups, and Restaurant dealers. We strengthen our green initiatives by providing our customers with an increased number of options in relation to foam, fabric, and surfacing material choices.
FSC Certified Lumber
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way. Products bearing the FSC logo guarantee that the wood is from a certified well-managed forest, and is available across the world from a variety of mills, manufacturers, and distributors.
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