Crown Equipment announces first company-owned retail dealership achieves zero landfill status

Crown Equipment Corporation announced that its Crown Lift Trucks branch in Dayton, Ohio, achieved zero landfill status.

By ·

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, announced that its Crown Lift Trucks branch in Dayton, Ohio, achieved zero landfill status. The facility is the first company-owned retail dealership and the third Crown facility to fully divert its waste from landfills through repurposing and recycling. The company’s zero landfill initiative across its operations is a component of its ecologic commitment to a clean environment and smart business practices.

In previous years, the Dayton facility annually sent an estimated 150 to 200 cubic yards of waste to landfills. After implementing recycling initiatives and removing disposable items from its operations, the facility estimates a near-reversal of those numbers, generating 200 cubic yards of recycling and 60 cubic yards of non-recyclable waste that is used for power generation.

Lauren Robbins, branch manager, Crown Lift Trucks in Dayton, said, “The zero landfill initiative helped us to focus on further reducing our output, reusing wherever possible and recycling whatever we could. Our employees were a key part of this effort. They’ve really embraced the initiative and have suggested additional opportunities to improve our operations.”

When evaluating sustainability initiatives, Crown Lift Trucks in Dayton utilized Crown’s five-step method of analyzing the facility, developing a plan, establishing internal communication and involvement, evaluating results and sharing successes, and extending benefits beyond the company bottom line. Crown plans to use the Dayton branch’s approach as a best practice for its more than 50 additional Crown-owned dealers to review as they consider implementing similar programs.

Brian Duffy, Crown’s director of corporate environmental and manufacturing safety, added, “After achieving successful zero landfill operations at two manufacturing facilities, we made the natural progression to extend our zero landfill initiative to the branch level. The team in Dayton embraced the opportunity and is now an example for not just our other branches but for forklift dealers throughout the world to identify ways to achieve a cleaner environment.”

A copy of last year’s Crown ecologic Report highlighting the company’s global sustainability initiatives can be downloaded at http://www.crown.com. The 2012 Crown ecologic™ Report will be available later this spring.

Second Crown Equipment facility achieves zero landfill status
Achievement comes as forklift manufacturer releases its 2010 Global Ecologic Report


Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Identify Cost Savings with Real-Time Visibility
To offset the impact of late shipments, unreported delays and detention, shippers are increasingly requiring 100 percent visibility into the location and status of their freight.
Download Today!
From the August 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
BMW Takes the Inland Road to Efficiency
Global Logistics: No Shortcuts to Security
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Getting the most out of your 3PL relationship
Join Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, as he explains how creating a balanced portfolio of "Top 50" global and domestic partners can maximize efficiency and mitigate risk.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners Revealed
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service...
2017 Top 50 3PLs: Investment and Consolidation Maintain Traction
The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh...

2017 Salary Survey: Fresh Voices Express Optimism
Our “33rd Annual Salary Survey” reflects more diversity entering the logistics management...
LM Exclusive: Major Modes Join E-commerce Mix
While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in...