CLASS Recycling Team (LtoR): Jeff Veach, Bo Y, Kevin Currence, Navin Pradhan, Aimie Volkov, Florine Taylor and Mark John Keen.
HIGH POINT — Culp’s sewn mattress cover operation, known as CLASS, has achieved landfill free status at its High Point manufacturing plant, meaning the facility will no longer send any waste from its production operations to landfills.
CLASS has also earned the 2020 Sustainability Award from ICE Recycling in connection with this initiative.
Achieving landfill free status at this location highlights Culp’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility. Substantially all fabric and yarn waste, as well as plastic, cardboard and other operational waste, generated from the High Point facility is now sent to ICE Recycling, where it is diverted from entering a landfill and recycled for alternate end uses.
“Becoming landfill free at our High Point facility is a great example of how Culp is working to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment,” said Jeff Veach, vice president and manager of Culp’s global mattress cut and sew business.
CLASS operates as part of Culp Home Fashions, the company’s mattress fabrics division. Its High Point plant, which covers approximately 129,000 square feet and employs more than 100 associates, is the company’s second facility to earn the landfill free designation, following the Culp Home Fashions manufacturing facility in Stokesdale, N.C.
The company also operates a production facility in Quebec that uses hydro and wind power to provide 99.8% clean renewable energy. Culp Home Fashions is currently working with the Quebec government toward the goal of achieving landfill free status for this facility as well.
“We are very pleased to receive the 2020 Sustainability Award from ICE Recycling and become landfill free at our CLASS facility,” said Iv Culp, president and CEO of Culp Inc. “We have now achieved landfill free status at all U.S. manufacturing facilities for Culp Home Fashions.”