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Sustainable Minds and MAGNET Partner to Advance Sustainability in Manufacturing

By Sustainable Minds on February 3, 2010

We are happy to announce a new partnership with MAGNET, The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, a professional organization that is focused on helping manufacturing and technology-based companies in Ohio adopt innovative methods and technologies.

Manufacturers are struggling to learn how to adopt sustainable practices in their current processes, and this partnership will help advance the adoption of greener product design practices for manufacturers. This partnership will also serve to assist Magnet’s eco-SMART Manufacturing Program to deliver education to Ohio manufacturers about sustainable manufacturing and ecoInnovation strategies.

“This partnership is key to opening up a dialog with manufacturers about ecodesign and sustainable manufacturing strategies,” stated Terry Swack, CEO and co-founder of Sustainable Minds. “Manufacturers have a responsibility to be conscious of the environmental impact of the products they make, what’s causing the impacts and the changes that can be made to improve environmental performance. Our partnership with MAGNET allows us to deliver our ecoDesign and life cycle assessment software directly to this community, enabling them to develop new knowledge, skills, and competencies to integrate environmental sustainability into the way they do business. As part of the partnership, will be offering training and discounted subscriptions to all types of MAGNET clients to help make this happen.”

MAGNET’s first workshop is scheduled for March 3, 2010 in Ohio. To learn more visit

We’re excited to be working with MAGNET and their network of manufacturers to bring sound sustainable manufacturing strategies to their business and help them meet the growing worldwide consumer and regulatory demand for sustainable products.