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Cortec Coated Products

Tier 1 participant since 06/18/2010


Cortec Coated Products is located at 3431 Hogarth Street in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County. They develop and manufacture coated specialty paper, board and films for the printing and packaging industry. Cortec Coated Products is a wide web, custom coater of flexible substrates with custom coating and calendering capabilities. Their products are designed to extend service life of metal equipment during storage, shipment by military, automotive and other industries worldwide.

Environmental activities

The Cortec Corporation, whose headquarters has been ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified for 10+ years, is dedicated to preventing environmental pollution, conserving natural resources and continual improvement of the environmental performance of their products, services and processes. Cortec Coated Products has a robust recycling program and has become more energy efficient by working with Focus On Energy to create an innovative heat-recovery system and plant-wide lighting and steam trap upgrades. These improvements will save the company more than 223,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity and 175,000 therms of natural gas annually - enough energy to power 200 Wisconsin homes for a year. The annual environmental benefits are equivalent to offsetting 3,500 barrels of oil from being burned - eliminating 2.4 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) from being released into the atmosphere. As a part of Green Tier, Cortec Coated Products will continue working with consultants to reduce energy consumption and the facility is implementing an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

Green_Tier_Participant_Cortec_Coated_1.jpgAndrea Hansen (Cortec Corporation), Mike Galatowitsch (Cortec Coated Products), Laurel Sukup (DNR), Tamara Scales (Cortec Coated Products), Anna Vignetti (Cortec Corporation) and Scott Humrickhouse (DNR).


Annual Reports

2019 annual report highlight

Cortec Coated Products' EMS has showed superior environmental performance over the years since participating in the Green Tier program. Some of the highlights include upgrading and installing manufacturing equipment to reduce paper scrap, streamline paper recycling process to divert waste from landfill, installation of a heat-recovery system that recovers “waste” heat from the facility’s oven exhaust system, lighting upgrades, installation of occupancy sensors, etc. These projects have offered cost savings by reducing raw material costs and utility bills all while reducing its impact on the environment.

Commitment outline

Acceptance letter


DNR contact Company contact
Bob Germer
810 W Maple St
Spooner WI 54801
Cell: 715-419-0080
Rachel Liming
Regulatory QMS/EMS administrator
3431 Hogarth St
Eau Claire WI 54703
715-858-0690 ext. 424
Cortec Corporation
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