Protecting the Environment

AeroTek is Committed to Protecting the Environment

We are passionate about safeguarding our world for our children and future generations. Our commitment to the environment and our community starts with our senior executives and is emphasized through all levels of responsibility within the organization.

 

AeroTek is always striving to participate in  environmentally friendly projects. We welcome opportunities to collaborate on major OEM development programs as well as university initiatives that are working creating innovative, environmentally responsible solutions.

AeroTek is committed to exceeding all applicable federal, provincial, local and company health-and-safety standards. We are always seeking out innovative methods to reduce our carbon footprint and to create the safest possible working environment for our employees. Initiatives AeroTek has undertaken include implementing an in-house closed-loop wastewater treatment system, placing all of our tanks in closed pits, maximizing our facility’s air quality, and offering environmentally friendly coating solutions as they become available and in-demand. Contact AeroTek if you have a new environmentally friendly coating you want to see on your product.

AeroTek has installed a closed-loop wastewater treatment system, which ensures that any potential issues with wastewater produced in our facility can be entirely addressed internally. In the event of an emergency, the system effectively removes the risk of an escape into  the city’s water systems. The heavy metal waste collected in the wastewater is formed into blocks to be sent to a metal recycling facility, the acids are neutralized and any cyanides destroyed, and wastewater is filtered prior to being reintroduced to our rinse water tanks. With these systems and processes, AeroTek will save over 250 households’ worth of water per year for the Durham Region water supply.

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A purpose-built facility is unusual in our industry, but AeroTek’s plant was constructed to be used as a processing facility. We have leveraged this purpose by placing our tanks in closed pits, ensuring that if a spill were to occur, the waste could be properly treated without anyone being harmed in the process. Nor will any substances leak into the city water system or groundwater. In addition, we have resealed our critical containment pits with the latest in containment technology.

At AeroTek, a healthy work environment for our employees is a priority. We have taken many steps to ensure the air they breathe is of optimal quality, including implementing advanced air scrubbers and an internal air quality management system. Our system exchanges the air in the plant 10 or more times per hour, based upon feedback from our real-time Verkada Environmental Sensors.

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AeroTek is a leader in environmentally friendly coating solutions, including light sulphuric and Ion Vapour Deposition of Aluminum (IVD-Al). We especially pride ourselves in offering IVD-Al, as we are the only company in Canada to offer this fully environmentally friendly process replacement for cadmium plating. By substituting cadmium plating with IVD-Al, AeroTek is also able to increase efficiency, resulting in price reductions for customers.