Contact: Charles Wright, CEO
Wright Brothers Inc.
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New Solutions for Eco-friendly Fencing
CINCINNATI, Ohio (July 18, 2009) – Colored chain link fence is not new news. It’s been available in colors like midnight black, sierra brown and forest green for years. But when Cincinnati-based industrial gas company Wright Brothers Inc. asked the Loveland Ohio EADS Fence Company for a steel fence that was green, CEO Charlie Wright was talking eco-friendly green. The request presented an opportunity for innovation that ultimately created a new concept in environmentally conscious steel fencing.
Wright Brothers, Inc. makes and distributes high-performance specialty gases for industrial, bioscience and research at it’s fill plant and operates under strict OSHA and Homeland Security guidelines.
“Living green has been a part of our company’s culture,” says Wright. “It is a process we started more than ten years ago with small changes like going paperless, recycling and adjusting our office environment to conserve energy. We want to remain forward-thinking which is why our new company cars are hybrids. Pursing a LEED certified warehouse is the next logical step – and the reason we requested an eco-friendly fence.”
At first glance, the request was problematic. It was to their knowledge the first time anyone in the Midwest had asked for an eco-friendly security fence. Unlike steel chain link fences, bamboo and wood fences, as well as popular composite products used for residential and light commercial fences or decks, do not meet the security requirements. Traditional steel fencing is not eco-friendly.
Like Wright, EADS Fence Company CEO Dale Eads is passionate about the environment and exceeding customer expectations.
“As an owner of a company, you are responsible for helping the planet. I launched a division called ‘I Used to be a Fence’ to prevent reclaimable fences from being thrown into a landfill. Our goal is to turn used fences into things like birdhouses the end user wants. When I heard about the request for a green chain link fence, I told my guys they weren’t looking at the problem the right way.”
Eads proposed Wright Brothers re-use fencing that had been removed from another job site. “By doing so, we’re saving trees.  Because the material came from a local job site, a truck did not have to run across the country and burn fossil fuels.” There was an added bonus: the fencing project came in at nearly one half the original price.
The chain link fence at the Wright Brother’s Inc. Fill Plant in Greater Cincinnati’s Golf Manor is deceiving. It may look like gray steel, but it’s 100% green.
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