Mack Trucks Inc. pledged to reduce by 2010 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations by 20 percent/unit produced, using 2003 as a base. During
Mack Trucks Inc. pledged to reduce by 2010 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations by 20 percent/unit produced, using 2003 as a base. During the 2008 Climate Leaders Partners gathering in Chicago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the manufacturer for realizing goals set in 2004 three years early.
Environmental care is a corporate core value and it influences our business decisions-from product and service offerings to how we operate our facilities. Our commitment to the goals of Climate Leaders was a natural choice for the company, says Mack CEO Dennis Slagle. From 2003 to 2007, he adds, Mack reduced GHG emissions by 32 percent/unit built and, furthermore, achieved a 25 percent reduction in total GHG emissions.
A major focus was improving energy efficiency at the Hagerstown, Md., Powertrain plant; Macungie, Pa., assembly operation; and Middletown, Pa., remanufacturing center. The facilities undertook a variety of energy-related projects, including installing more efficient lighting; upgrading boilers to natural gas, biodiesel, and other vegetable-based oils; installing building automation systems to control lighting and HVAC systems; installing heat-recovery systems on paint booth ovens; and, replacing old equipment and tools.
Mack recently affirmed its continued commitment as a Climate Leaders Program Partner, pledging to reduce emissions an additional 12 percent/unit produced through 2012. It is also exploring additional clean energy-generation technologies and continued deployment of enterprise-wide energy-efficiency projects.