If weren’t committed already, this statistic helps drive home just what an impact our water-saving products can have. Based on calculations used by the EPA WaterSense program, Kohler and Sterling products sold in 2013 alone saved 5x the amount of water Kohler Co. uses in an entire year.
Kohler Co. and the Kohler Trust for Preservation purchased the 1450-acre Eagle Valley Nature Preserve in 1989. Aptly named, the preserve’s placement along the Mississippi Flyway makes it one of the most heavily trafficked eagle spots in the country.
In 1978, Kohler Co. designated 800 wooded acres in the Sheboygan Valley for a private club. Five hundred acres of that would exist as a wildlife sanctuary and the rest as a recreational retreat with pheasant and grouse hunting, archery, fishing, hiking, trapshooting, cross-country skiing and camping.
Glacier National Park
When Many Glacier hotel, built by the Great Northern Railway in 1915, recently renovated, we partnered with the park to save hundreds of century-old cast-iron baths and lavatories from a scrap heap. We re-enameled, restored and returned them to the hotel to last for another 100 years.
Village of Kohler
More than an entrepreneur, Walter J. Kohler, Sr., was also a savvy community planner. In 1917 he worked with the Olmsted Brothers, whose landscape firm designed Central Park in New York City, to create a 50-year master plan for the green spaces that beautify the Village of Kohler and Kohler Co. campus. A second 50-year plan, under guidelines established by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, was completed in 1977.