KLAW Industries partners with Binghamton, bringing more sustainable sidewalks – WBNG

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — KLAW Industries, 2021 Binghamton Business Plan Competition winner, is now partnering with Binghamton to bring sustainability to the streets.
KLAW Industries creates a cement replacement by using recycled glass to create a stronger and more sustainable concrete mix, which will be used for Binghamton’s curb and sidewalk upgrades.
According to Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham, the city has began to use this product instead of typical concrete, reducing the city’s carbon footprint by twenty percent.
“These are local people, this is a local company,” said Kraham. “The concrete that’s being used results in a twenty percent less carbon emissions than typical concrete. It’s the same price, as of right now we’re going to work on getting it even cheaper.”
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of KLAW Industries Jacob Kumpon shared what this partnership means to him and the company.
“For what we’re doing, our product and as a company, it’s a huge validation,” said Kumpon. “Not only of the material, but about our process and our ability of our team. So we’re really excited about that and couldn’t be happier.”
This partnership comes after KLAW Industries won a $50,000 grant in collaboration with Fuzehub and the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.
KLAW Industries is located on Griswold Street on Binghamton’s East Side.
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