IEP manufactures the Eco Gate in Chicago, where it is also headquartered, using 25% less steel finished in a non-toxic water-based coating. Company officials say not only is Eco Gate more affordable, but it also is more environmentally friendly while still providing a level of protection expected from IEP. The new product is designed to appeal to a wider range of customers who may have formerly found security gates cost-prohibitive.
“We’re delighted that we were able to create an alternative to less-expensive foreign-sourced products,” says Dean Wynne, president. “Not only does it
protect our natural resources, but also our national resources. It’s a win-win.”
While Eco Gate uses a quarter-less steel than IEP’s other security gates—made from 100% recycled materials and fully recyclable—it doesn’t scrimp on the features that provide access control to areas where merchandise or inventory is stored, adds officials.
by Illinois Engineered Products