IceStone Testified at the U.S. Senate Hearing on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
In June 2011, the White House Chair on Environmental Quality visited IceStone's factory to witness green manufacturing in action; one month later, we took our green manufacturing story to Capitol Hill. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions invited IceStone to explain how triple bottom line companies like IceStone are transforming the American dream into a reality. On July 26, 2011, our Director of Public Relations Sarah Corey testified on how IceStone is designing a better way of doing business.Watch highlights from the hearing above. You can also watch the full recording on the U.S. Senate's website here (2.5 hr). You can also read the transcript of Sarah's testimony here.
White House Council on Environmental Quality Visits IceStone As Showcase of Green Manufacturing Success
The White House Council on Environmental Quality visited IceStone last Wednesday, June 15, 2011 to showcase IceStone as a prime example of how companies can successfully create green jobs in the United States. The Chairperson of the Council, Nancy Sutley, said "It's great to see what's going on here at IceStone, the sustainable manufacturing, great to see what's going on at the Navy Yard, the revitalization of this community, the jobs being created here." Ms. Sutley is the principal environmental policy advisor to President Obama. Ms. Sutley toured IceStone's facility and participated in a panel discussion on green manufacturing with Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President, and other Brooklyn Navy Yard tenants. Ms. Sutley was so impressed by IceStone that she profiled us in the White House Blog: Manufacturing Our Nation's Clean Energy Future. The White House also invited Michelle Gibson, IceStone CEO & President, to write about green manufacturing on the White House blog. Read her post "The Comeback of American Manufacturing" here.
Her visit came at a perfect time, as IceStone was recently added to the General Services Administration's list of preferred materials. So you can look forward to seeing IceStone installed in more government buildings! IceStone is already installed in the U.S. Capitol Building, EPA offices, and NASA offices.
Check out these great photos from the event:
NY1, New York's local all-news channel, covered the event as well: