MTS Partners with TRUE on Waverly Thursday, May 14, 2009

MTS Seating and True Textiles Partner for the Planet, Divert Waste

MTS Seating and True Textiles teamed up last week to divert nearly 2 tons of waste from the landfill during a re-upholstery project at the historic Waverly Renaissance Hotel in downtown Atlanta. MTS Seating - a leading manufacturer of hospitality and banquet furniture - had been specified to re-upholster the 2,000 banquet chairs at the hotel. When confronted with the removal of the old materials, MTS's first goal was to recycle them and avoid the landfill.

"We try to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into everything we do," said MTS CEO Phil Swy. "We wanted to extend that philosophy into the field work we do as well, and to encourage our partners to help look for innovative ways to do so."

MTS Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer White contacted True Textiles, a leading manufacturer of increasingly sustainable textiles, for assistance with the project. Kyle Shofner, True Textiles Director of Business Development, agreed to assist with recycling the materials. He connected MTS with Leigh Fibers, a foam, fabric, and fiber recycler in Wellford, SC., and Univar USA, which has a waste-to-energy partner in Birmingham, Ala.

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