The foundation of Banker Wire’s success is its commitment to an efficient and well organized manufacturing process. The scrap generated in the manufacture of woven and welded wire mesh is calculated and intentional as a result of this heightened efficiency. Manufacturing responsibly reduces waste, reduces cost and sustains the product’s utility in architecture as well as industrial use for generations to come.
Banker Wire’s Manufacturing process is entirely cold-forming and the various wire alloys used in our woven and welded wire mesh products contain high-level percentages of pre and post-consumer scrap. Less than ten percent of the wire used to make Banker Wire products becomes scrap. In all aspects of our production and manufacturing processes, we integrate procedures to ensure that every piece of material that can be recycled, is recycled. Part of those procedures is to separate all scrap pieces accurately by material to assist in a streamlined recycling process. Scrap is returned to the mill from Banker Wire, then re-melted and drawn, until it finally comes back to Banker’s hands as wire and rod to manufacture with.
Our local scrap metal recycler is ISO 14001 certified, guaranteeing that all scrap and waste they managed is handled at the highest level of environmental responsibility. At any time, Banker Wire customers can request LEED information about specific alloys to learn more about the percentage of recyclable material that goes into our wire. Please use our contact form for more information.
Our products can help earn LEED certification by contributing to the following credits in LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovation:
SS 8 – Light Pollution Reduction
Banker Wire mesh can help filter the effects of lighting at night. Mesh screens are particularly useful when used as shading devices for facilities that operate 24 hours a day, such as parking garages and factories.
EA 1 – Optimize Energy Performance
Banker Wire mesh can be used as a sunshade on building facades, thus decreasing the amount of air conditioning required to cool spaces.
MR 4 – Recycled Content
The post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content of Banker Wire mesh helps contribute to securing this credit.
MR 5 – Regional Materials
Banker Wire is located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, which is within a 500-mile radius of such cities as Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, Nashville and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Specifying Banker Wire products for a project within the 500-mile radius will contribute towards the Regional Materials credit.