Our "Green Story" started long before it was ever popular to "be green." Ours begins in the early 1970s, when the founder of our company had the vision to produce sustainable, durable and energy-efficient products. He saw that current building practices and products were not, in the long run, lifecycle cost-efficient or consumer responsible. Today our vision continues to look forward by providing energy-efficient, sustainable, durable and cost-efficient products that consumers can use with confidence.
The aggregates and fly ash that we use in the manufacture of our concrete backer boards, Util-A-Crete® and ProTEC™, are 100% reclaim fines from other industrial products produced. Together the recycle/reclaim content of our backer boards is 70%. They are stable materials that will not break down over time. Their lifecycle cost is less than most any other substrate material, and they provide many years of proven sustainability.
All products produced by Fin Pan, Inc., are designed to be durable and sustainable. We have a commitment to provide a quality product that delivers performance year after year.
Manufacturing and Energy Consumption
Our unique manufacturing process and product formulation make us the only manufacturer of backer boards that does not consume any fossil fuels in the curing of our materials. Our products are cured by the natural heat of hydration of the raw materials used in our products. Our manufacturing seconds are used to provide clean fill for construction projects and road beds where newly mined materials would otherwise be used.
We've made the commitment to our customer to use the least amount of packaging as we can. We deliver products that do not cause our end customers to deal with packaging waste. We do not over-package our materials with plastic shrouds that require waste management.
Our manufacturing seconds provide clean fill for construction projects and road beds, and are also donated for use to U.S.-based missions and tile partners for Habitat for Humanity. Paper packaging is baled and sold to a local recycler. Our office collects and recycles aluminum cans. Printer ink and copier cartridges are returned to our suppliers for refilling or remanufacture. Used computer equipment is recycled through our County Computer Recycling Program.