August Green Story: J + J Flooring Group

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J & J Flooring Group has been certified as a Zero Waste to Landfill manufacturer by GreenCircle Certified, LLC., a prominent third-party certifier of environmental claims.  J+J Flooring Group is the first commercial flooring manufacturer in the United States to achieve this landfill free status. It is also the first company in the industry to have its waste diversion efforts audited and verified by a recognized, third-party certifier of environmental claims.

Over the years, through effective reuse, recycling and repurposing methods, J+J Flooring Group has significantly decreased the amount of waste it directly sends to local landfills. This long-standing initiative concluded in August of 2014 when the company officially stopped sending any material directly to the landfill.

Now in 2015 and beyond, any waste at J+J’s Dalton, Ga., campus that cannot be recycled, reused or repurposed – approximately two percent of its total waste – will be sent to Covanta, the country’s largest energy-from-waste operator. The waste received by Covanta will be converted into energy to help provide steam power to the Redstone Arsenal, a U.S. Army garrison that services a number of tenants including the Army Materiel Command, the Missile Defense Agency of the Department of Defense and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.GreenCircle Mark - Recycled Content

To further demonstrate commitment to waste diversion, J+J Flooring Group selected GreenCircle to verify its waste diversion process.  This certification included a material flow analysis of J+J’s Dalton campus as well as a review of its downstream material management organizations receiving J+J’s waste. After verification of the processes, sources and procedures, GreenCircle awarded J+J Flooring Group a Zero Waste to Landfill Certification.

“Our focus on waste reduction and recycling over the past 20 years is what has allowed us to reach this significant milestone. It is the result of a common passion and drive between all J+J associates,” said J+J Flooring Group Director of Sustainability Russ Delozier. “This marks another significant step in J+J’s journey to holistic sustainability.”

Landfills not only represent a waste of resources, but according to the EPA, they pose significant risks to the environment. Landfills in the U.S. are the third largest emitters of the greenhouse gas methane (CH4), which is 34 times more harmful than CO2. Hydrologically, toxic liquids can leach from a landfill and cause water management concerns.

J+J Flooring Group’s landfill reduction, an effort started nearly a quarter of a century ago, has been accelerated by the company’s 20/20 Vision.  This roadmap includes the company’s sustainability goals to be met by 2020 and demonstrates its commitment to corporate responsibility.

For information, visit jjflooringgroup.com or call 800-241-4586.

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August Spotlight on Business: NOVACOPY

Home Carpet Hard Hat Angle

Founded in 1986, Home Carpet Industries is proud to be locally owned and operated in Dalton Georgia for nearly 30 years.   Flooring is our business and Home Carpet provides all types of flooring to developers, builders, contractors and apartment owners throughout the country. We ship flooring to these markets nationwide each day.

Home Carpet features American-made carpet, laminate, hardwood, and vinyl plus underlayment, sundries and ceramic tile.

We have a distinct advantage by being located in the Carpet Capital of the World.  Home Carpet is proud to feature products from many of the local flooring manufacturers.

Since opening the doors, Home Carpet has strived to develop and maintain long term relationships with our customers and still have active customers from our very first year in operation.HomeCarpetHardwoodRoom

Home Carpet continues to grow even through the recent recession. We can attribute our growth to our outstanding employees and with the exceptional customer service that they provide.  Many of the Home Carpet employees grew up in the carpet business and have worked at Home Carpet for 10, 15 and 26 years!

Home Carpet has been a member of the Greater Dalton Chamber for many years and is proud to support our community!

Home Carpet does not sell to the general public or consumer.

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2015 Chamber Classic Golf Tournament

It is almost Tee Time!!!

Don’t forget about our annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament!

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This elite golf tournament is our premier business networking sports event.
Join the 100+ golfers at The Farm to test your skills on this beautiful private course.

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Make sure to mark your calendars for Monday, September 21st starting at 1 p.m. We cannot wait to see you there!  This tournament is sponsored by Alliant Health Plans!

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