The Dixie Group is actively working towards creating a greener tomorrow for our future generations. Each of the companies within The Dixie Group family participates in environmental programs, which demonstrate our belief in the importance of creating a healthier planet for everyone.
Our Masland group has initiated the War on Waste program, which has empowered the employees to generate effective ways of eliminating waste. From recycling of paper, plastic and aluminum can, to advancements in the energy efficiency of machinery, this program has generated a respect for nature that will ensure a safer and healthier environment for the future.
Dixie encourages customers to recycle samples through participating in a sample return program. Our contract divisions send each sample order with a self-addressed postage-paid label, for the return, re-use, or recycling of carpet samples generated at any manufacturing facility. Our goal is to reach a return level of 100% for all samples sent out.
Facilities in California send obsolete computer equipment to recycling facilities for closed loop recycling. Mechanical separation, insures minimal environmental impact by converting electronic waste into usable raw materials.
In place of initial custom samples, Masland Contract has instituted recyclable CAD renderings to assist the design community in its selection process before moving to a full-scale custom sample. This measure has eliminated more than 30,000 pounds of yarn waste per year.
The new whitespace division is an e-business, and has eliminated the need for costly architect folders and product literature, the necessity of a large sales force, and the generation of hundreds of strike-off materials. Sample orders for this new group are accompanied by a return envelope, in order to assist in the re-use or recycling of sample materials.