Savannah company cleans up at awards ceremony
April 8, 2013 by James
Among companies with no more than 150 staff members, DIRTT Environmental Solutions was named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year. Taking its name from an acronym of ‘Doing It Right This Time’, DIRTT won largely because of its:
“…commitment to environmental sustainability, economic vitality and workforce excellence.”
The company, which makes sustainable office walls, doors, floors and modular spaces, had its nomination put forward by the Savannah Technical College, with its president Kathy Love saying:
“I can think of no company more deserving of this honor.”
She went on to say:
“The quality of DIRTT’s environmentally friendly product is only surpassed by the company’s commitment to its workforce.”
It truly is a great award for the city, and each and every member of staff at the company. DIRTT was originally founded across the border in Canada, but moved its major North American manufacturing facility to Savannah.
The company’s COO, Tracy Baker, said:
“In the Calgary economy, we couldn’t find the workforce we needed. However, we were able to find skilled DIRTTbags in Savannah.”
She also called on other American manufacturing companies to bring their works back to the country.
In just five years, the company has reduced landfill waste by over 65 million pounds, and doubled its revenue alongside.
The award was presented at last week’s annual luncheon for Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week.