By N. R. Mallery
A local printer in central New Hampshire, R.C. Brayshaw & Company, proudly dons a tagline, Named New Hampshire Green Business of the Year. We include them in our Sustainable Forestry feature because they are an FSC-certified printer with strict guidelines for certification and promoting sustainable forests.
Their green business designation includes some exemplary steps that they have taken, starting with their infrastructure. Upon purchasing their building in West Lebanon in 2010, prior to taking occupancy, it underwent a massive transformation from an energy-sucking vortex to a highly efficient facility with a new roof, along with energy efficient lighting and air-conditioning systems.
Tom Brayshaw, President and CEO stated, “We recycle between four and five tons of paper a week. All paper – left over from print runs, carton packaging, hamburger wrappers, you name it. We use vegetable-based inks with the lowest VOC (volatile organic compounds) possible, which applies to our press chemicals, as well. Our state-of-the-art Heidelberg presses minimize setup and waste during run time, lowering power and material consumption. They use materials such as MicroGREEN, which is made 100% from recyclable materials on our wide-format press, and the UV inks are safe in hospital and restaurant environments.”
We want to extend our own kudos to this green business for their well-deserved designation that they proudly wear, since winning the award in 2012.
R.C. Brayshaw is located in both Warner and Lebanon, NH. Learn more about them at: www.rcbrayshaw.com.