Elkay hits milestone

Celebrating Elkay Manufacturing’s one millionth ezH2O bottle filing station that was pulled of the production line June 29 at the Savanna facility are, from left, Franco Savoni, Vice President, Plumbing Products; Melissa Crotts, Group Lead; Ted Hamilton, President, Plumbing; Jordan Schultz, Standard Assembler; and Kraig Kniss, Vice President, Operations-Plumbing.

A Carroll County manufacturer is celebrating a one-million milestone for one of its products.

Last Tuesday, June 29, Elkay Manufacturing celebrated the one millionth ezH2O bottle filling station being pulled off of the production line at its Savanna location, 6400 Penn Ave., Savanna. The bottle fillers are produced in both the Savanna and Lanark facilities.

"Since its launch over 10 years ago, the Elkay ezH2O(r) Bottle Fillers have saved more than 40 billion plastic bottles from ending up in landfills, enough to circle the Earth over 135 times," according to a press release.

Elkay's Savanna plant opened in 1990 and has brought jobs to more than 260 team members in the area in addition to manufacturing the first ezH2O bottle filling station in 2010.

The Lanark plant has been operating since 1975, employing 100 team members and recently expanded due to increased demand for the company's signature water delivery products, including ezH2O bottle fillers.

"Elkay is committed to worldwide sustainability and working toward a greener future,” the press release said. “The award-winning product line of ezH2O bottle fillers helps deliver cleaner drinking water to our communities and Elkay is on track to ship a quarter million more ezH2Os by the end of 2021.”