Mutual Materials | Washington

Seattle, Washington



 

Demanding more from masonry

As one of the Pacific Northwest’s longest serving masonry producers, Mutual Materials has installed CarbonCure’s CO2 sequestration technology in two of their flagship plants. With operations in Oregon and Washington, Mutual Materials is a regional leader in masonry best practices. The addition of CarbonCure to its plants in Kent, WA and Clackamas, OR sets a new standard for the companies’ environmental stewardship.

Sustainable from the start

Mutual has implemented multiple strategies to make its operations more sustainable, including installing stormwater management systems and smart meters to monitor energy use. In 2014, the company partnered with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport program. The program is designed to reduce carbon emissions associated with industrial transportation. Mutual tracks the fuel used for the transport of its products and has been working to increase the average MPG of its vehicles.

Mutual is setting a new standard in masonry production with its recycled aggregate practices, using its on-site crusher system. Mutual on average uses 10-13% recycled aggregate in its masonry. The company also offsets cement use by using recycled slag in its mix designs. Now, with the addition of CarbonCure, Mutual will take CO2 from regional smokestacks and permanently sequester it in its masonry.

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"When an opportunity to reduce our footprint comes along, we take it because it's smart business and it aligns with our values." - Joe Bowen, Chairman of Mutual Materials

 

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