is the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.  As an agricultural chemical manufacturing company, Helena Industries provides formulation and packaging services to our valued customers across the United States. Due to the nature and complexity of our business, we continually monitor our costs, search for ways to reduce waste and remain in regulatory compliance while we operate safely and efficiently. These practices support our efforts to be good stewards of our resources and our environment while also helping us develop realistic goals for the future of the company.    

 As a cooperative effort among all HI manufacturing sites, we share the successes and the failures of our individual efforts to reduce costs, minimize\eliminate waste, improve safety and remain compliant with all local, state and federal regulatory agencies. These efforts, when combined, have helped us develop a sustainability program which is addressed, evaluated and modified on a regular basis.  

The following activities are currently practiced at one or more of our facilities:







Paper, Pallets & clean cardboard are recycled

Waste water evaporation

LED lighting has replaced fluorescent, metal halide and sodium vapor fixtures

Replace air compressors with energy efficient units

Ordering products by rail that formerly were delivered by truck

purchase in bulk instead of drums to reduce freight, labor and waste disposal

Ink & toner cartridges are recycled

Use of steam in the cleaning process & low point drains

Process controls to automate the start and stop of equipment

Installed energy code compliant windows units

Utilize regional suppliers

Convert raw material purchases from drum size to tote size to reduce labor, waste disposal cost & fuel/freight/emissions

reusable super sacks program

Save and reuse flush water

International Energy Conservation efficiency requirements are considered

Replace plant motors (as needed) with “super E” high efficiency units

Consolidate shipments to full truckload

computers are leased, returned and refurbished; Outsourcing uniform and laundry needs

Fiber, metal, & poly drums & Totes are recycled

Steam and condensate pipe insulation

Variable frequency drive motor controls

Use programmable thermostats

Move goods by conveyor

Warehouse Management System; preventative maintenance

Prescreen all inbound clay then utilize excess clay from silos for spill kits

Gamma Jet spray system

green initiatives and rebate programs

Schedule work during cooler hours of the day

Pallets stored at point of use

Hose management program

HI participates in the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) and similar initiatives within our industry.