Now in New
In addition to our legendary plastic
and stainless 6” diameter TM’s,
we are pleased to expand the line.
Now, stainless TM’s are also available
in 8”, 10” and 12” diameters,
and up to 6” depth in Polished and
Satin finishes. Plastic TM’s available
in six colors including Hazmat Red.
“FINE ARCHITECTURAL HARDWARE FOR YOUR FINE FURNITURE”®
Doug Mockett & Company, Inc.• Manhattan Beach, CA • 800.523.1269
10 benefits of
the green initiative
No hassles with
Wood from sustainable forests
Raw lumber, harvested from sustainable
forests, is warehoused until needed for
goals and (the state) sets goals for us
to be even greener,” Kent says. The
company also is looking into other
environmental programs, such as
one sponsored by OSHA. “We’re not
waiting for governmental agencies
10 years down the road to dictate ●
regulations,” he says.
Customer response to the green
initiative has improved as Nick- ●
ell Moulding has stepped up its
marketing. “In the past we hadn’t
really marketed that aspect of our
manufacturing . . . but we are now
and they love it,” Kent says. “(For)
some of our large manufacturers
that compete with foreign companies, that’s a big deal to be able to say it’s made in America,
with environmentally friendly finishes and materials. They’re
using that for their marketing, too.”
Nickell Moulding will keep improving its water-based
finishes, and is looking into water-based UV curing. “There
are very little emissions, if any, with the UV coating,” Nickell
says. “We’re looking into what they call cool UV that doesn’t
have the danger of the heat that is used in a UV curing oven.
It does it with a cool light, which is really phenomenal.”
The company currently recycles its water-based overspray.
“So we have virgin material and non-virgin material,” Nickell
says. “The non-virgin material is usually what we put down
as a first coat and the virgin material, which is brand new
material, goes on as the last coat.” Nickell Moulding also is
considering different types of spray guns and pumps that create less overspray and therefore less waste.
“We are trying to reduce even the amount of packaging
material that we use here and that our customer has to throw
away,” Nickell says. The company requires that its suppliers
are environmentally responsible, and that any packing material can be returned, recycled or reduced.
Ultimately, the switch to green manufacturing has been
good for Nickell Moulding’s business. “We got into it and saw
that there were a lot more savings attached to it that people
didn’t realize,” Nickell says. “And not having to deal with all
the cotton-picking permits is a big deal.” ●