Apollo goes green USA - Apollo Design Technology announces it has changed its metal gobo production process from chemical etching to laser technology. The chemicals used in the etching process qualified Apollo as a "large waste generator" in Indiana. Changing technologies eliminates thousands of gallons of annual waste. "While everyone at Apollo shares a concern for the environment and workplace safety, switching technologies could not happen overnight," states company founder and president Joel Nichols. "We have been transitioning into this new process for over a year to ensure laser technology met or exceeded the quality and service standards our customers have come to expect from Apollo. We are extremely pleased to be delivering our products in a cleaner, safer way."