On the frontiers of sustainability

To understand why 2010 was such a big year for us on the frontiers of sustainability, it’s important to look where we’ve come from. Inpro Corporation was the first company in our industry to understand the importance of working toward sustainable and green initiatives.  We modestly started 15 years ago in 1995 with our industry’s first pre-consumer vinyl recycling process, followed in 1998 by being only the fifth manufacturer to embrace and join the USCGB.  In 2001 we launched Inpro’s EnviroGT™ line, our industry’s first non-PVC line of door and wall protection products as we began building our successful “Choices” program. That year we also launched our industry’s first post-consumer Vinyl Recycling Program.  In 2002 we introduced HDPE into door and wall protection, followed in 2003 by a BuildingGreen Top-10 New Green Products Award.  In 2004 we delivered the industry’s first AIA-approved green continuing education program. In 2005, we introduced rapidly renewable bamboo into our EnviroGT line, followed in 2006 by beginning the manufacture of solid surface products to enhance sustainable building interiors.  Inpro was the first in our industry to introduce a line of BPA-free PETG products in 2007, which was the precursor to our remarkable 2010 breakthrough – the introduction of our exclusive G2 BioBlend™ made with a corn-based biopolymer. Unquestionably, this delivered the best green product in our markets. For the past 15 years, Inpro has led our industry in green initiatives and our passion and resolve to help this planet we all live on will never subside.


Expansion overseas and at home

The company saw significant expansion of its international presence in 2011.  Inpro Corp India Pvt. Ltd. officially started operations as a wholly-owned subsidiary.  The company operates in two locations – a headquarters and sales office in Mumbai, and manufacturing and warehousing in Silvassa.  In addition, the company has also opened a direct sales office in Dubai, to service the company’s many distributors in the Middle East.

These developments marked the completion of a second phase of expansion.  Inpro had previously announced a completed first phase, which encompassed a new strategic alliance agreement with its UK-based manufacturing partner, Gradus Group, headquartered in Macclesfield, UK.

On the domestic front, Inpro purchased and put into operation a 17,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and warehouse building in Mesa, Ariz., for our Clickeze fabric operation, and a 168,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and warehouse building across the street from our main Muskego, Wis., facility to expand our JointMaster™ expansion joint and our Endurant™ solid surface operations.


More plant expansion and achieving ISO 14001 environmental certification


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