AWC Inc. The Ventilation Dilemma Case Study

AWC Inc. The Ventilation Dilemma
A case study carried out on a small aluminum plant in south-western Ontario.
# 128346 | 1,727 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | CA
Published on Jul 14, 2010 in Business (Law) , Business (Administration) , Business (Management) , Business (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper presents a case study based on a small, profitable aluminum plant - AWC and explores the potential options that are available to the company. It also provides a recommendation to ensure AWC will satisfy social needs while keeping itself alive.

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From the Paper:

"AWC Incorporated is a small, localized but profitable aluminum fabrication plant located in south-western Ontario, run and owned by Alex MacDonald. The company has been deeply rooted in the local community since its foundation in 1950, which makes it more than a workplace but a family for its employees. Because of this sense of belonging, AWC's competent engineers and skilled workers are committed to the superior quality that the company represents in this industry, in which the competition has become increasingly fierce. Due to a local environmental legislation change, AWC's current pollution control system will no longer comply with Ontario's Environmental Emissions and Health and Safety regulations. The cost of the required upgrade system will have a major impact on the company's overall profit and cash flow, which could jeopardize the survival of AWC. This article will explore the potential options that are available to AWC and provide a recommendation to ensure AWC will satisfy social needs while keeping itself alive."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • MacLeod, Wayne and Ager, David. "AWC Inc.: The Ventilation Dilemma." Ivey Business Journal (2002).
  • Rees, William E. "Ecological Integrity and Material Growth: Irreconcilable Conflict?" Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis (1999): 111.
  • Van Der Linde, Claas, and Michael E. Porter. "Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate." Harvard Business Review Article (1995): 13.

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