The Value of The Environment at AMC Consolidated

Reduce Reuse Recyclle AMC Consolidated is proud that we heat-treat our pallets. What is the process of heat-treatment? Why is it such an important factor of pallet distribution? In 2002, members of a UN convention developed publication 15 of The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM): this has set regulations to help prevent the spread of diseases and pests. Some of the most common insects that have caused harm through pallet shipment are:

These bugs are responsible for the depletion of many trees, and likely aided with untreated wooden packaging materials. All wood-based products that are imported or exported other countries must be fumigated with Methyl Bromide, or they must be heat-treated. Chemical treatment can be detrimental to our health and the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health hazard for the following side effects:

  • Short-term inhalation may severely injure lungs
  • Long-term inhalation can lead to neurological damage ( both humans & animals)
  • May cause cardiac arrest
  • Corrosive to skin
  • Corrosive to eyes
  • Contributes to the destruction of the ozone in the upper atmosphere

Chemical treatment is not practiced at AMC Consolidated. We protecting our employees, the environment, and consumers is a high priority at AMC. Heat-treatment on the other hand is a safe alternative to the toxic process. The heat treatment process consists of subjecting pallets to a constant temperature at least 140f thirty minutes. The high temperature and longevity the wood must withstand these. Ensuring that any insects or diseases potentially inhabiting our pallets are killed off. The heat-treating process is an uncomplicated one, for it requires only a few basic steps.

  1. Pallets are debarked.
  2. Pallets are placed in a heat-chamber (like you would place cookies in an oven).
  3. Pallets receive a stamp that certify they have complied with ISPM guidelines.

Heat Treatment Pallets ISPM 15 It is important to ensure that all pallets are free from diseases and insects; however, this precaution should not come at the cost of endangering the environment through chemical exposure. Heat-treatment is an environmentally and people-friendly process. AMC Consolidated is the only local company that has an on-site kiln to heat-treat for our pallets. Our process includes “kiln” is a process of drying in order to prevent the wood from mold and mildew. Kiln-drying is the extra step taken to guarantee safe, and good quality wood pallets. AMC Consolidated provides onsite heat-treating pallets for international shipments, Peco Pallets, a place to purchase older pallets, as well as a site for pallet production. We have the knowledge and expertise to meet your product shipping needs. We can assist with any of your questions regarding pallets. Please contact us or call 602-233-9800 for further assistance.

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Horse Arena Bedding

 

 Arena Bedding Horses

Horse and arena owners have many choices when it comes to bedding for their horses’ stalls. Wood chip bedding can provide many positive results for horses.

High Absorbency this allows for less bacterial growth and keeps ammonia lower. Processed wood provides clean and dust-free chips without toxics or causing respiratory issues

Reduces the amount of stall maintenance, but remember to clean stall daily for the health of the horse(s).

  •  Provides traction in the stall for the horse(s)
  •  Prevents injuries
  •  Joint Disease
  •  Eliminates spores and dust often found in other forms of stall and arena bedding
  •  Keeps the number of flies down
  •  Lowers hydro carbons diminishing hives and coughing
  •  More economical because you use less

Providing quality bedding for your horse(s) can eliminate many health and safety issues for your horse(s).  It is important that a horses’ stall be cleaned of soiled bedding at least once a day.  This allows for a good place for the horse to bed, safety, and keeps bacteria growth down.

To clean your horse’s stall do the following:

  •  Make sure you have your equipment – shovel, wheelbarrow, and pitch fork
  •  Clear solid and wet waste from stall with shovel
  •  Move the remaining clean bedding to the side of the stall
  •  Sweep the floor clear with the pitchfork
  •  Clear the bedding of the walls of the stall
  •  Keep a high bank around the sides of the stall for warmth
  •  Empty the wheelbarrow contents in the waste pile
  •  Clean wheelbarrow thoroughly
  •  Add clean bedding to wheelbarrow and cover floor until you cannot feel through the bedding to the floor
  •  Clean all water buckets and provide clean fresh water
  •  Provide fresh hay in rack

AMC Consolidated provides high quality arena bedding for your stall needs. For further information regarding quality stall bedding you can contact AMC Consolidated for further details.

Uploaded: September 20 2013

Contact: Luis Guerrero

Business: AMC Consolidated

Phone Number: 1-602-233-9800

Email: sales@amcconsolidated.com

Web Site: http://www.amcconsolidated.com

Roll Off Trash

Roll-Off Trash Removal

 

Roll off trash containers provide a way for large project managers to get all their trash collected and to the dumping facility safely. AMC Consolidated added this service to provide recycling and trash options to our clients.

A roll off trash container has four sides, but is open on the top. There is a door in the back that opens and closes. The truck gets its name from the fact that AMC Consolidated delivers the dumpster to your site and roll it off the semi in your yard, driveway, or project site.

Roll Off Trucks are used for:

  • Construction projects
  • Demolitions Remodeling
  • Moving
  • After a disasters i.e. natural, fires

You have the dumpster to fill level with the top of the container and depose of waste. When you have completed your project we collect the dumpster and we dispose of the waste according to regulations.

The guidelines for what you cannot put in the dumpster they are:

  • Hazardous waste
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos materials
  • Any items that contain Freon
  • Tires
  • Liquids
  • Electronics

Many times some projects are recyclable materials and AMC Consolidated ensures that these are disposed of in the proper locations for the least impact on the environment.

Please feel free to contact sales regarding your trash removal projects or questions. We will be happy to assist with your clean up projects.

Date: January 24, 2012

Contact: Luis Guerrero Owner

Ed Sales

Business: AMC Consolidated

Phone Number: 602-233-9800

Email: sales@amcconsolidated.com

Web Site: http://www.amcconsolidated.com

Recycling

    recycling

      Green living has been a hot topic for over a decade now. Many companies and individuals have started thinking more about what they buy with regards to packaging, recycled materials used, and companies that support recycling. Some interesting facts about the every day products we use:

  • 80,000,000 Hershey’ Kisses are wrapped each day enough to cover 40 football fields
  • 1 quart of oil can contaminated 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water
  • A typical family uses 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water per year
  • Motor Oil never wears out it just gets dirty

AMC Consolidated developed their company with the principle of recycling and reducing waste. This offers a better use of our products, employees’ time, cost savings, and the environment over all.  The amount of waste produced affects the planets soil, fresh and salt water, and the air.  It is important that we work together to do what we can when it comes to recycling. Many products can be taken to recycling centers in your area. Paper recycling can be done in Phoenix at International Paper. They have four locations in the Phoenix area for paper recycling. Metal recycling can be handled at Metal Management of Arizona.

Reducing, reusing, and recycling provides:

  • Protection
  • Expands jobs
  • Saves Energy
  • Conserves Natural Resources
  • Decreases pollution
  • Reduces Cost

There are many products that cannot be recycled with our recycled trash and need to be taken to a specific center hazardous waste center. At these centers they can handle items like batteries, electronics, paint, light bulbs, fluorescent, adhesives, motor oil etc. Please check your local waste management company for a listing of household hazardous waste.

For further information regarding recycling or local centers see your local waste management company. In the Phoenix area you can contact AMC Consolidated or Phoenix Public works for further details.

Contact: Luis Guerrero, Ed Soto

Business: AMC Consolidated

Phone Number: 1-602-233-9800

Email: sales@amcconsolidated.com

Web Site: http://www.amcconsolidated.com