Top Shops: B&K Industrial 'Going Green' to Save Green
When B&K Industrial Finishing in Merrimack, New Hampshire, moved to its present facility, it decided to reduce its carbon footprint and take on the challenge of “going green” in the finishing industry.
An industrial finisher and coater for military and defense contractors, B&K has worked to encourage customers to move away from solvent-based materials and more towards powder products. B&K also adapted a biodegradable cleaner, aerogreen by Hi-Lite Solutions, for cleaning and degreasing metals. Most customers were comfortable with the change to more environmentally friendly practices so long as B&K offered the same, if not better, waterborne coatings. The B&K “Go Green” campaign is what the customers first notice when visiting the site. “B&K has accrued an impressive customer base because of the campaign, especially with the larger OEMs,” says Barry Kendall, president of B&K.