Mitchell Press names Green at its Environmental Coordinator

 Addie Green.
Addie Green.

Mitchell Press (Burnaby, British Columbia), a high-speed, premium quality commercial printer and a Canadian leader in environmental initiatives, has hired Addie Green as its Environmental Coordinator. Green brings an Environmental Technology and Monitoring background to Mitchell Press, with a focus on measuring and documenting the company’s environmental footprint – so it can leverage and share the results with its clients. Her environmental journey began in the Maritimes and followed her to the west coast, where she’ll now bring her sustainable development expertise and technical consulting experience to the company. “We felt it was really important to have a dedicated Environmental Coordinator who’s committed to expanding our environmental mitigation strategy,” said Scott Gray, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Today, more and more, our clients are demanding not only transparency, but a real commitment to conducting environmentally sound business practices.”

Mitchell Press recycles the full gamut of materials – including paper, ink, cardboard, wood and plastics. It also collects key data on projects to aid their clients’ efforts to track their environmental footprint, paper usage, distribution, and transportation data. Its production facility has advanced HVAC and IT systems that save energy, and the company also donates electronics and other materials to charities. Originally founded by Howard T. Mitchell as a financial newspaper in 1928, Mitchell Press is in its third generation of family ownership. Today, it employs more than 80 people within a custom-built 64,000-square-foot facility. The G7 Qualified Master Printer is also the largest commercial heatset web printer in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, outputting an average of over two billion printed pages per year for a wide range of clients. From the design of its facility to the acquisition of industry-leading technology, the company continues to operate within a strict environmental framework – from the use of eco-friendly products and high-efficiency lighting, to a stringent recycling program. Over the years, it’s significantly reduced waste, eliminated hazardous chemicals from its processes, and saved thousands of litres of water.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.