Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc. Honored with Oregon Governor’s Sustainability Award

Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc’s., Grants Pass, Oregon facility was honored on April 22, 2010 at the Future Energy Conference for the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Duro-Last was one of seven Oregon companies and non-profit organizations that were chosen as leaders in sustainability in the state.

“We are honored to be recognized by a state that has very high sustainability standards,” said Tim Hart, Vice President of West Coast Operations for Duro-Last. “Our roofing system is highly reflective, which translates to energy savings for our building owner customers. We’re also proud to have a recycling program in place. We recycle 100% of the scrap we generate during production. Plus, we take back our roofs – some installed more than 20 years ago – and we also accept vinyl material from other businesses in Southern Oregon.”

Vinyl collected in Grants Pass is shipped back to Duro-Last headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan, where a subsidiary re-processes it into commercial flooring systems, expansion joints and other products.

“To date we have installed 40 million square feet of energy-efficient, recyclable roofs in the state of Oregon,” Hart concluded.

“Today we can see how the private sector and public sector alike understand that sustainability means jobs, a cleaner environment and stronger communities. These efforts generate enthusiasm for sustainability in ways that help us bridge Oregon’s urban-rural divide”, Secretary of State and Sustainability Board Chair Kate Brown said.

Tim Hart (right) accepting award from Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler on behalf of Duro-Last.