Hammond, IN, February 01, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Tyvek suit and disposable apron manufacturer MPE, Inc. stepped-up donations, giving new meaning to the phrase disposable income.
So when MPE Inc., Miller’s disposable-garment company, posted a double-digit sales increase in 2007, he nearly doubled the contributions MPE and its subsidiary, Garment Recovery Systems, made to local charities nationwide.
MPE – the world’s leading provider of economically priced recycled Tyvek® clothing, including gently worn disposable coveralls, plastic aprons, jumpsuits, lab coats, plastic suits
, pants, shirts, biohazard suits, and other Tyvek® and Kleenguard® safety apparel – donated $52,706 in 2007, up from the $26,727 the company gave the year before.
“It’s important that MPE not only recycle and help with pollution and landfill problems through its recycling efforts, but also give back to the most needy in our society,” said Miller, the company’s CEO. “The end result is that MPE offers full-time, good-paying jobs to its employees, helps with the environment as a leading ‘green’ company, and gives a significant amount to charity based on its size.”
Recycle and return
For about 10 years, MPE has been donating money to local charities on behalf of the companies that provide the gently used Tyvek® and Kleenguard® protective clothing MPE recycles.
In 2007, MPE’s donations helped 58 charities, from the YWCA and United Way to the Red Cross, domestic violence shelters, the Special Olympics, and local outreach centers that serve children, adults, and even pets.
“We pick local charities that serve the communities where the plants that do our recycling are located,” Miller said. “The plants help choose the charities, so they know they’re supporting their neighbors, not some far-away, unknown organization. It’s more meaningful for them, and based on what we hear from the charities, it’s effective and very much appreciated.”
It also allows MPE’s customers to know they’re helping those who need it.
“When someone buys our recycled garments, like our disposable aprons, disposable coveralls, paint suits
, and Tyvek® coveralls, they can know that they’re also helping people throughout the country in a very real way,” Miller said.
New and gently worn
MPE obtains gently used protective clothing such as coveralls, plastic aprons
, shoe covers, and lab coats from manufacturers whose employees wear the protective garments in sterile rooms to keep delicate electronic components free from dust, hair and other small particles. The manufacturers use the clothes only for a few hours, and MPE then cleans, reconditions and tests the garments to make sure they keep their full protective qualities. MPE then offers the garments to manufacturers and other companies whose employees wear them to stay clean and safe from grease, dust, paint, pesticides, aerosols, blood-borne pathogens such as bacteria and viruses, and other hazardous substances.
MPE’s protective clothing includes the following disposable garments:
· Tyvek® coveralls
· Tyvek® aprons
· Tyvek® jumpsuits
· Tyvek® suits
· Tyvek® lab coats
· Tyvek® shoe covers, boot covers, sleeves and hoods
· Tyvek® pants
· Tyvek® shirts
· Tyvek® biohazard suits
· Tyvek® painters coveralls and paint suits
· Kleenguard® coveralls
In addition to the recycled garments, made from DuPont’s Tyvek® and Kimberly-Clark’s heavier-duty Kleenguard® materials, MPE produces its own line of Maxshield disposable coveralls, complete with matching hoods and boot covers, for prices less than Tyvek®.
MPE also provides athletic apparel. Its sheddable-shell marathon jackets and tear-away pants provide lightweight and warm protection from rain and wind.
All of MPE’s disposable aprons
, Tyvek® suits, plastic suits, paint suits and other protective clothing can be purchased as single items or by the case. For sizes, prices and other details, visit www.disposable-garments.com.
Founded in 1987, MPE Inc. is the nation’s largest independent provider of recycled Tyvek® spun-bonded olefin protective apparel for the industrial market. For more information, visit www.disposable-garments.com or call 219-989-4630.