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John Wiegand

John Wiegand

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The automotive supplier of door handles and mirrors worked with the Zero Waste to Landfill User Group to gain outside insight on recycling its scrap plastic materials and has increased production quality as a result. Relationships made with other members allowed ADAC to tour other facilities and explore new options for its internal recycling program.

As more local companies look to drive profitability with Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) programs, many are finding the road to recycling ROI paved with troublesome materials.

Sunday, 06 July 2014 22:00

Q&A: John Viera, Ford Motor Co.

For seven years, John Viera has worked to translate environmental and social sustainability practices into bottom line impacts at Ford Motor Co. As the automaker looks to spread its best sustainable business practices beyond its operations, companies in the automotive supply chain have been the beneficiary of Ford’s decades of research and institutional knowledge, he said. After a recent presentation to the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Viera spoke with MiBiz about the impact of Ford’s sustainability practices across the supply chain and the future of sustainability in the automotive industry.

As the West Michigan craft beverage industry begins to shift beyond beer, one West Michigan company has set its sights on producing the so-called “nectar of the gods.”

Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.’s acquisition of another staple in the West Michigan coffee industry has the potential to position the combined company for national growth.

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