Charlotte, North Carolina-based Wastequip celebrated National Inventor’s Day Feb. 11 by honoring its more than 40 patents and its employees’ achievements to the industry. Founded in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, National Inventor’s Day recognizes the contributions that U.S. inventors make to the nation and the world. Wastequip demonstrated its support for its inventors by providing an opportunity for them to share their stories, inspire others to make a difference and learn about innovation in the waste industry.
“We are proud to recognize our inventors for being forward-thinking in honor of National Inventors Day,” Marty Bryant, CEO of Wastequip, says. “By delivering industry-leading solutions, Wastequip is on the cutting edge of making a difference in sustainability and the future of waste and recycling.”
Todd Wright, manager of product development at Wastequip’s Toter plant in Statesville, North Carolina, holds 16 patents, including one for Wastequip’s proprietary Advanced Rotational Molding process that creates durable plastic products that offer superior performance and a longer life cycle than competing injection-molded plastic products, the company says.
“As a kid, I was curious about how things worked,” Wright says. “I would take things apart, and I always liked finding new and better ways of doing things. I’m happy to work for a company that encourages me to innovate, and I hope to inspire others to step outside their comfort zones and bring new ideas to life.”
National Inventor’s Day is part of Wastequip’s year-long 30th anniversary celebration to highlight its key achievements and commitment to innovation. For more information on Wastequip’s patents and inventors, visit https://try.wastequip.com/invents.