Nascote Industries, Inc. - Nashville, IL
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Nascote Industries, Inc.
18310 Enterprise Avenue
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: (618) 327-4381, Ext. 203
Fax: (618) 327-3566
Certified Best Practices
Paint Fumes Management
Paint Sludge Recycling
Nascote Industries, Inc., formed in 1985, is one of three plants run by the Conix Corporation, a joint venture between Magna International (51%) and the Ford Motor Company (49%). The company, located in Nashville, Illinois has 600 employees and is a major supplier of exterior trim products to the automotive industry. Sales for 1995 reached $120 million. Although teaming constitutes a critical component of Nascote's success, maintaining a workforce with highly-developed skills and experience is just as important. With an average employee age of 29 and a strong work ethic, the Nascote employee provides a valuable resource to the plant and represents a pivotal factor in the company's receiving the General Motors Fascia Supplier of the Year award in both 1994 and 1995.
The company's environmental efforts represent another instance of Nascote's emphasis on quality. To reduce operationally-produced hazardous waste such as paint fumes, sludge, and solvent, Nascote implemented several changes including the installation of a state-of-the-art thermal oxidation system to destroy volatile organic compound emissions. The company also contracts with outside agencies to recycle the paint sludge into products used by other industries. In addition, Nascote has instituted cleaning its paint solvent for reuse. The company's commitment to the workforce and the environment is paralleled only by its commitment to producing a quality product.