Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – Ceco Door Products

Ceco Door Products in Milan, TN is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a global lock and security entrance systems company. Ceco Door Products is the world’s leading manufacturer of steel and hollow metal doors and frames, ranging from quality custom designs to standard door models.

Sustainability has been a priority for Ceco Door. Over 94% of Ceco Door waste is diverted from the landfill due to a dramatic reduction in paint sludge over the last two years. Ceco Door has gone from over 4,000 pounds of listed paint sludge waste per month to just under 500 pounds per month. This reduction has allowed the facility to transition from a large quantity generator of hazardous waste to a small quantity generator of hazardous waste.

While the reduction of paint sludge and reformulation of paints have been recent endeavors, Ceco Door has pursued sustainability for years and throughout its operations and products. All of the cold rolled and specialty steel in production at the facility is sourced from Nucor Steel in Decatur, Alabama and Steel Dynamics, Inc. in Columbus, MS. Both mills utilize recycled content to produce their finished steel. Ceco Door also employs a recycling or reuse and refurbishing process within the plant where 2-3% of the offal (waste metal) is used to make smaller parts for doors.

Read more about Ceco Door’s source reduction, waste minimization and re-purposing efforts that minimize their environmental impacts in the Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight for June [PDF].