DANTHONIA'S COMMITMENT to excellence extends to environmental responsibility in our work methods and lifestyle. Our business name 'Danthonia' is a genus of the native grasses that grow in our area. This name reflects the respect we have for our natural environment here in the Aussie bush.
Over the last few years Danthonia’s team have participated in the planting of 70,000 new trees on the land surrounding our facilities. These trees will help to re-forest acreage that had been over-cut by previous owners. They will control erosion and create windbreaks and wildlife corridors in the rural setting where we live and work.
Staff members maintain a 5-acre vegetable garden, keep bee hives, an apple orchard, and over 200 free-range laying hens. We share produce among our workers and their families, minimizing the need to truck in non-local foods. Most of the Danthonia team live locally and walk to and from their places of work. Lifestyle choices like these keep us in touch with the beauty of our surroundings and help to shrink our ecological footprint.
The decision to hand work our dimensional signage means that many value-added operations are accomplished using non-power tools. This saves electricity and minimises factory noise. For our customers hand crafting means that your signs are fashioned with unsurpassed attention to detail.
Danthonia’s HDU sign faces comprise up to 16% recycled material and are coated with water-based paints that are solvent-free and isocyanate-free. Most of our paints are applied with rollers or brushes to avoid airborne over spray. They require only cold water for wash up. Danthonia has developed wet roller storage techniques that reduce the number of water wash ups by 95%.
The aluminum used in our posts and hanging systems as well as the EPS used in our monuments are 100% recyclable at the end of their product life cycle.