From community service to our famous annual frame sale, hear about the latest news from Uniek, Inc.

Styrofoam Saturday Collection
Press Conference

Weekly Styrofoam Collection - January 2014
Uniek is now accepting Styrofoam drop off during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, at 805 Uniek Dr. Waunakee, WI.. Friday collection hours during the Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) will be 8:00am to 12:00pm. In doing this Uniek will discontinue collections on the 3rd Saturday of the month effective immediately. The collection service is free and open to anyone, including businesses. Please check in at the front desk when making your drop off. For more information please contact
Earth Week Styrofoam Collection - April 18-20, 2011
Uniek is partnering with the Waunakee High School Green & Healthy School team to set up an Earth Week Styrofoam collection Monday April 18-Wed April 20th. There will be 2 collection sites. 1) Waunakee High School - Parking lot adjacent to Endres manufacturing off of Century Ave. 2) Uniek Inc - 805 Uniek Dr. Together we will staff the locations from 7am – 7pm for anyone to drop off Styrofoam. What will be accepted is clean number 6 Styrofoam, which is primarily block polystyrene packaging material. This is the bulky polystyrene that is used around computers, electronics, and other items. Clean cups and food packaging that has been washed clean will also be accepted. Printed or colored items will be accepted. The program will not accept foam insulation board, takeout boxes, or any #6 Styrofoam with food still in it. We will NOT accept packing peanuts. As long as everything you have is the type we are accepting, there is no limit to the amount you can bring. If you have more than a carful or two, please contact Bruce Wright at, 608 849 9999 x 307. For larger volumes we may be able to coordinate transportation. If you have large volumes of Styrofoam on an ongoing basis, please contact Bruce and we can discuss a permanent recycling program.
Styrofoam Saturday Collection – March 26, 2011
The City of Madison has joined with Uniek Inc of Waunakee in a program to recycle Polystyrene (Styrofoam) packaging material. The program kicked off the first "Styrofoam Saturday" collection on March 26th. Styrofoam was accepted at the City Transfer Station 121 E. Olin Ave. from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Residents, businesses and industries in Madison as well as surrounding communities participated in the event.
Uniek Annual Frame Sale – July 30, 2010
Uniek held its annual frame sale. This one day event allows members of the local community to purchase products directly from Uniek Inc. The proceeds from this annual event are donated to local charities that are working in our community.
Operation Clean Sweep - May 2010
Uniek Inc has entered into this program with a full understanding of the campaign's goal: to help every plastic resin handling operation implement good housekeeping and pellet containment practices to work towards achieving zero pellet loss. Zero Pellet Loss is a priority for the plastics industry - and a critical issue for our environment. Spilled pellets make their way into local waters and eventually end up in our oceans where they create both a litter problem and a deadly threat to sea life. Zero Pellet Loss can only be achieved through diligence and adherence to the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) Program.
Scholarship Award Program - May 2010
Uniek Inc has established a scholarship program that will begin in May of 2010 for the fall semester. The program is open to all dependents of Uniek Inc employees. This program will award two scholarships to students who are entering an educational program after high school in the fall of 2010. These scholarships are valued at $2,000 per award and will continue to be awarded to the recipients for 4 years. Additionally two more scholarships will be awarded to eligible Uniek dependants who are already enrolled in a higher education program. These scholarships are also valued at $2,000 and will continue to be awarded to the recipients for 4 years, or completion of their enrolled program. New applicants will be accepted during the winter of 2010 for the 2011 Scholarship program.
Waunakee/Deforest Ice Rink Donation - May 2010
Uniek Inc proudly makes a contribution to support the Waunakee & Deforest communities in the building of a new ice rink and expo center.
Seven Seals Award - May 2010
Uniek Inc was presented this award by the Wisconsin Employer Support of Guard and Reserves on May 11, 2010. This award is the highest award given by the ESGR, and was created to publicly recognize American employers who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to employees and families of those who have been called to serve. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Defense Department agency established in 1972.
Earth Day - April 2010
Earth Day - Thursday April 22nd is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The Uniek Sustainability team is planning a small event. This year's theme is around food and living more sustainably at home and work. For that theme, we have made Uniek Reusable shopping bags and plan to distribute2 to every. In addition we will be having some hand-outs with ideas for work and home provided by the Madison Environmental Group.

Additionally some members of the Sustainability Team are attending the Gaylord Nelson Earth Day Conference at the Monona Terrace this week for idea generation.

We are planning a company sponsored pledge for Operation Clean Sweep – an environmental effort to prevent resin pellet loss in facilities.

We have hired the Madison Environmental Group to perform a Green House Gas assessment and carbon foot print analysis we plan to make available to our customers in the future as part of our Sustainability Initiatives.

We are partnering with the Waunakee School district on a sustainable garden project.
FSC Certification - April 23, 2010
On April 23, 2010 the SmartWood program of the Rainforest Alliance has certified Uniek Inc to FSC Chain-of-Custody standards. The Forest Stewardship Council is an internationally recognized standard setting body that accredits and monitors forestry certifiers worldwide.