Foundry’s sustainability initiatives
Winchester Academy hosts environmental engineer
Bryant Esch will present “Building the Green Foundry–Sustainability Initiatives at Waupaca Foundry” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, this is the first of six programs in the Spring-Winter 2021 series. It will be presented virtually, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The broadcast can be heard on WILW 96.3 FM or viewed on WIN-TV, Facebook Live, or YouTube.
Viewers can visit the webpage www.winchesterwaupaca.org for a hotlink to the program.
Questions to the speaker may be submitted via Facebook or phoned in to 715-942-9917 during the program.
Metalcasters have long been recognized as some of the world’s first recyclers.
Esch will discuss how for centuries, foundries have been making new metal objects by remelting old ones that have become unwanted scrap.
While this is a good foundation for a claim that a well-run foundry is an environmentally sustainable business, Esch will present other opportunities that exist to define a foundry’s environmental performance, and in particular the Waupaca Foundry’s role in these sustainability initiatives.
Bryant Esch is director of environmental engineering at Waupaca Foundry. He has more than 30 years of experience in environmental engineering, environmental health and safety, and coordination of environmental compliance and sustainability activities.
Esch’s program is sponsored by Joan Wasserberg.