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Zago Manufacturing Company, Inc. 2019

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Zago Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
ZaGO is a leading socially responsible manufacturer of high-tech, inherently green custom sealing solutions and components used by thousands of engineers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in countless industries, including the military, aerospace, transportation, LED exterior lighting, AI and robotics, electronics and food processing. Clients span the world and include Apple, Google, Ferrari, BOSE, GE Energy, Lockheed Martin, L3 Communications, HP, and other innovators. ZaGO products prolong the lifecycle of mission-critical equipment, serving as the first line of defense against a range of threats. Today’s global leaders choose ZaGO solutions when faced with the toughest forces, such as high pressure, extreme heat, chemicals and precipitation. In addition to producing clean, sustainable sealing solutions, twenty-five-year-old ZaGO “walks the talk” of a sustainable company: implementing lean manufacturing processes, adopting a solar array on its roof to reduce pollution and conserve energy, recycling, and, as a registered member of the New Jersey Sustainable Business Alliance, adhering to its sustainability standards. Through its ZAGO Sustainability 360 program, the company encourages the next generation of manufacturing talent and provides educational opportunities for children and STEM students living in underserved communities.
Vice President
Business Location: 
Gail Friedberg
21 East Runyon Street
07114 Newark , NJ
United States
40° 42' 53.3412" N, 74° 11' 27.1752" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Management and Leadership
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Gail Friedberg serves as the Sustainability Leader for ZaGO Manufacturing. She is dedicated to increasing operation efficiency and reducing ZaGO's environmental footprint.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
ZaGO is committed to reducing its waste stream through recycling. ZaGO currently recycles paper, plastic, and aluminum and sells scrap metal shavings. Oil that is used in the manufacturing process is collected from each machine and transferred to recycling drums in order to prevent seepage into the public water system.
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
ZaGO has begun to upgrade some of its light fixtures to energy efficient LED bulbs and is actively evaluating the remaining light fixtures for LED upgrades. From this we have saved an average of 1000 kWh so far.
kWh Saved: 
Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
In 2014, ZaGO installed a 50 kilowatt Solar Array on the roof of their Newark Building. The Solar Array has significantly reduced ZaGO's power bills, through its utilization of net metering and SRECs credits.
kWh Saved: 
Money Saved: 
Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
ZaGO has a number of employees who carpool to work.
Green Building Techniques
Independent Green Buiilding
Description of Action: 
ZaGO utilizes low VOC paint for its interiors spaces.
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
In addition to its ZAGO Sustainability 360 program, which encourages the next generation of manufacturing talent and provides education opportunities for children and STEM students living in underserved communities, ZaGO participates in other community service initiatives. For the 2018 holiday season, the company hosted a Shop for a Cause event and gave each ZaGO team member $50 to purchase and donate clothing and other necessities to the Goodwill Rescue Mission, serving the homeless and poor in Newark. ZaGO also has participated in the American Cancer Society’s Santa Run in Brookdale Park Montclair, and in snack packing for the Center for Food Action (CFA) to ensure under privileged children in elementary schools would have food to eat over the weekends. Lastly, for the Hillside Food Bank, the company volunteered and packed boxes of food for donations to families in need.
Community Other
Description of Action: 
In September 2019, ZAGO expanded its Sustainability 360 program with Cristo Rey Newark High School, offering internships to two high-potential students. The experience has been nothing but positive for ZAGO, the students and Cristo Rey. Also in September 2019, ZAGO hired its first employee through the Schools That Can Newark Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Program at West Side High School program and will be sending that student to NJIT for training through its Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics Training Programs offered in the NJIT Makerspace.
Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017