NCA makes leaps toward paperless production process

Every April 22, people across the globe celebrate Earth Day to show support for environmental conservation efforts. At a UNESCO conference in 1969, activist John McConnell first proposed the idea to honor the earth. The first Earth Day was focused in the United States and served as the largest single-day protest in human history, as 20 million people peacefully took to the streets to support environmental policy changes. In 2020, over 100 million people organized for the 50th anniversary, marking the largest online movement in global history. 

As a company dedicated to improving its carbon footprint and making the world a better place to live in, NCA has made steps in the last year to digitize our workflow. One way we will approach this is by converting all of the paper documents on our manufacturing floor into a digital format, cutting back on our paper use and streamlining our workflow. 

The nature of our business requires a lot of paperwork to flow back-and-forth between engineers, operators, purchasers, quality control specialists, supply chain managers and many other team members. Our Director of Special Projects, Tommy, has been working to create a system in which documents that travel around the production floor can be digitized, lowering NCA’s paper use. Each of our operators has a tablet at their station where they can download and upload the documents they need to fill out for each job. Beyond the environmental impact, it also means we can’t lose documents, avoiding unnecessary slow-downs in the production process. 

Another environmental advantage NCA boasts is our location. Our Texas-based manufacturing facility keeps your products off of gas-guzzling cargo ships that cross the Atlantic and Pacific. Not only does this save time and money, but it reduces the carbon footprint that NCA has by literal boatloads. By adhering to EPA guidelines in the United States, NCA practices more environmentally-friendly processes than companies in other countries.

NCA is proud to dedicate itself to leaving the world in better shape than we found it. Join us this April 22 in celebrating Earth Day and changing your habits to ensure a better future for our Earth!

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