With respect to HARBECs core values mirrored in the Triple Bottom Line philosophy, we are very community conscious. The employees at HARBEC regularly donate to the community both financially and with items of necessity (food, clothing, etc.) Employees have developed a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee which creates opportunities for community support both in and outside of HARBEC. Employees annually participate in food and toy drives, donor drives for giving blood and organ donor registration, recycling program improvement, and assist HARBEC families in need. We are particularly supportive of, Bethany House, a local shelter serving homeless women and children. Employees regularly donate money, food, clothing and other necessities to provide for this organization. We had a holiday Toy Drive which provided gifts for the families. Here is a video about the Bethany House that describes more about this important organization.HARBEC’s president, Bob Bechtold, volunteers much of his time giving presentations about HARBEC’s initiatives and results in sustainable manufacturing. Bob makes around 20 presentations locally and around the country in any given year. These are typically given to professional groups, conferences, and trade shows. We also host tours of our facilities which highlight out sustainable manufacturing practices approximately 25 times a year. The touring groups are made up of schools, community groups, companies and international visitors. About 10 times a year, Bob gives workshops at different schools and quarterly he teaches a class to all of our employees. Here are some examples of presentations he has given:
15 Year Pursuit of Sustainable Manufacturing—The Eco-Economic Opportunities and Advantages
Driving Energy Efficiency and Productivity Initiatives at HARBEC
Ending the Tyranny of 2-year Payback—Eco-Economics
CHP Opportunities and Benefits
“Triple Bottom Line Effects at HARBEC”- Eco-Economic Sustainable Manufacturing (2009)
“How many Forests Does It Take to Make A HARBEC? Global Warming: Solutions That Work”
SEP CASE STUDY WEBINAR: HARBEC September 2015
B9 Plastics is a not for profit company dedicated to social and environmental improvement through the use of plastics. The three major projects relate directly to improved water quality. The Better Water Maker, Human Generated Power Cart and Ecostones.
HARBEC is a major supporter of the KidWind Project. The KidWind Project is a team of teachers, engineers and scientists committed to innovative energy education. Their goal is to promote the elegance of wind power through affordable tools and training programs that challenge, engage and inspire students of all ages.
As an organization, we pledge to reduce our organization’s greenhouse gas emissions and to work with the broader community to advance a swift and equitable transition to clean energy. We also support our local Climate Solutions Accelerator. Together, we are committed to taking climate action!
The Aviation Industry is highly regulated with demands and controls that ensure the safety and reliability of equipment and materials. Our aviation, space and defense customers can be confident that HARBEC retains a certified Quality Management System which is well implemented and designed to deliver increased customer satisfaction as a natural by-product of tracking key quality goals of on-time delivery and compliant product to our customers. Our processes are monitored to improve efficiency, ensure product safety and reliability while continually improving.
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The Medical Industry is highly regulated with demands and controls that ensure regulatory requirements and customer expectations are met. Our medical device customers can be confident that HARBEC retains a certified Quality Management System which is well implemented and designed to deliver increased customer satisfaction as a natural by-product of tracking key quality goals of on-time delivery and compliant product to our customers. Our ISO 13485 management system adopts a risk management approach which, while having these controls in place, eliminates hazardous situations throughout the product realization process.
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HARBEC is a registered ITAR company. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States Government regulations on the export and import of defense related articles and services. Our Defense and Military customers can have complete confidence that HARBEC has an established and implemented ITAR compliance program and adhere to the strict guidelines set forth by ITAR and EAR statutes.
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