CRESCO, Iowa (September 23, 2015) – Featherlite Trailers has been Certified Green by TRA Certification. Featherlite earned the Bronze level of certification and will begin labeling their living quarters horse trailers with TRA’s green label.
The announcement was made September 22 at the Company’s International Dealer Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.
TRA Certification is an internationally accredited organization that specializes in green building and energy efficiency programs as well as ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certifications for environmental management systems.
Featherlite has taken an ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) approach to running their manufacturing facilities and as a result, green certification for them was within reach.
“With regards to Resource Efficiency, Featherlite recycles or reuses 90% of manufacturing waste,” according to Mandy Leazenby, TRA Certification rater. “Featherlite utilizes CNC machines and jigs to reduce waste and maximize material usage. They also use components that are shipped on reusable containers. The flooring and walls for the horse trailer area is made from recycled rubber tires. Featherlite's facilities are some of the most organized in the business.”
In the category of Energy Efficiency, Featherlite utilizes LED lighting throughout their horse trailers. Units are tested in a rain booth to ensure a durable product. That test water is then treated to a balanced pH level before returning to the city for recycling.
Featherlite's horse trailers are also Water Efficient by containing low-flow faucets in the kitchen and bathroom and a low-flow shower head. The amount of water saved from low-flow fixtures improves water conservation.
Featherlite installs very little carpeting in its units, which makes for easy clean-up and healthier Indoor Air Quality. They also use low VOC cleaners during the final finish process. Lastly, ductwork is located above the floor, so dirt, dust and other contaminants aren't being re-introduced into the air.
“Featherlite employees take pride in what they build and how they build it,” said George Willis, Featherlite Quality Assurance manager. “It really showed during the Green Certification process.”
Featherlite is the nation’s oldest aluminum trailer brand. It is part of Universal Trailer Corporation’s “Family of Brands.” For more information on Featherlite Trailers, please visit their website at www.fthr.com.
Look for the “Certified Green” labels on RVs and Park Models to ensure a healthier and more efficient living space. Visit the Green Certified RVs website at www.certifiedgreenrvs.com or call 1-800-398-9282.