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The Benefits of Clean Manufacturing

By OTC Insights Team on May 4, 2023

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Established in 1963, OTC Industrial Technologies is one of the largest industrial distributors & service providers in the United States. We're committed to seeing industrial operations advance through expert technical solutions & unmatched support using our years of experience.

Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to green initiatives and sustainability isn’t always easy.  

Switching up the way your operation does things can be difficult, but managing emissions and relying on clean products comes with a host of benefits. With a variety of government incentives available, there’s never been a better time to implement a clean manufacturing strategy. 

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What Is Clean Manufacturing? 

Defining clean manufacturing is difficult, as it can have different interpretations based on the industry. Typically, clean manufacturing means that the production system is made up entirely of individual components designed to minimize environmental impact. These components of production rely on new technologies and trends to complete traditional tasks with fewer emissions or less waste. 

What Are the Benefits of Clean Manufacturing? 

While it may be difficult to reinvent your manufacturing processes, developing a clean manufacturing strategy comes with several benefits. Working with a clean manufacturing strategy not only helps the planet by reducing the amount of waste produced by your facility, but it also comes with cash incentives, tax breaks, and cost reductions that make it a financially viable option. 

When evaluating if clean manufacturing is the right choice for your facility, make sure to consider the following benefits: 

Increased Sustainability and Operational Resilience 

Future-proofing your business is important. Even if you’re happy with the way your operation is running today, you may not always have access to the same resources and supplies. As natural resources deplete over time, and the cost of raw materials and energy increase, companies must adapt. Adopting a clean manufacturing strategy sooner rather than later helps mitigate cost volatility and strengthens operational resilience. Steps taken now reduce risk for your business. 

Regulatory Compliance 

As emissions and waste regulations continue to tighten, clean manufacturing becomes critically important. Many businesses have been forced to change essential processes in order to meet new regulations. Without a process or strategy for the change, the business will suffer; any change will be more costly, and production and output will plummet. Looking ahead, planning now, and adopting a clean manufacturing strategy will keep you a step ahead of important government regulations and make it easier for your business to adapt to any new policy changes. 

Competitive Advantages 

Consumers care about green practices. They will purchase from companies that share their values. If you operate in a competitive market, then lowering your emissions and adopting a clean manufacturing strategy can provide you with an advantage. With lower emissions and less waste production, your product can become more attractive to modern consumers while still managing to meet your manufacturing goals.  

Government Incentives 

With several clean manufacturing initiatives available, transitioning to a clean manufacturing strategy is easier than ever before. If you’re on the fence about the benefits of one of these systems, then you should explore the tax breaks and incentives that are available to you. These programs can make it financially viable for large manufacturers to go green. 

How Can OTC Help with Your Clean Manufacturing Strategy? 

Want to learn more about clean manufacturing? The experts at OTC are standing by.  

With our extensive inventory of new equipment, operational expertise, and resources across the country, we can help you transition toward a more ecologically sustainable, profitable business that leverages the optimal clean manufacturing practices.  

To learn more about these strategies, or to discover all the other ways OTC can help your business, contact us today