Soave Enterprises Lowering Waste and Raising Profits Soave Enterprises is always searching for ways to increase efficiency, lower costs, and build profits. One affiliate of Soave Enterprises is doing just that. Load optimization is the key to creating significant savings at AK Steel, a leading provider of flat rolled steel to the automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing markets. Through a growing partnership with AK Steel, MPS Group is helping to bring better awareness and savings throughout the process. Soave Enterprises Lives Up to Its Promise With an on-site presence at their Middletown Works operation since October 2010, Program Manager John Critzer and his team begin by assessing the facility’s waste streams. Just over a year later, AK Steel was pleased with the results and progress made and MPS Group assumed the entire sludge removal process in December 2011 from the incumbent supplier. “We were able to demonstrate to the client that we could generate a significant cost savings on their behalf,” explained Critzer. “In the months since we made that guarantee, the MPS team has confidently lived up to our promise.” Efficient Disposal The MPS Group relies on a very consistent process. Ten MPS employees operate the process 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each month, the Soave Enterprises group efficiently disposes of 6,500 tons of sludge. Without the addition of any subcontractors, the team self-performs this work by collecting the waste product in specially designed sludge trailers, properly trimming the load and shipping it to cost-effective landfills. “Having the trailers depart the facility carrying a precise amount of sludge has been the greatest contributor to success,” notes Critzer. “We quickly became efficient at accurately checking weight.” Credit is given to all the MPS Group employees at AK Steel for their success. “It has truly been a team effort,” Critzer states. “We look forward to continuing our around-theclock labor and to the next challenge.” Continuing Green Behaviors The work of the MPS Group is yet another manifestation of how Soave Enterprises is dedicated to improving efficiency through constant innovation and hard work. Since founding Soave Enterprises fifty years ago, Anthony Soave has worked to foster an environment of conservation and innovation to reduce waste and increase profits for itself and each of its clients. He encourages his employees to take an innovative approach to how they manage resources and waste so the company can continually improve their impact upon the local community and the environment around them. Soave Enterprises award-winning processes in waste management, materials recycling, and other green industry practices continue to set the bar higher within each industry.
Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others. The MPS Group is a managed professional services company based in Detroit, Michigan. For more information, please visit http://www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises 3400 E Lafayette Detroit, MI 48207 313-567-7000 http://www.soave.com