NEW BREMEN, Ohio (October 10, 2017) - Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's largest material handling companies, added another gold-level Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to its growing list of sustainability achievements. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler made the announcement at the agency's first sustainability conference held on Tuesday, October 3, in Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio EPA E3 program acknowledges Ohio businesses for environmentally beneficial activities, and the gold-level award recognizes organizations that exceed regulatory obligations and commit to long-term strategies to reduce waste, lower emissions and improve environmental performance. Crown's latest E3 award recognizes employees at its Minster manufacturing plant for their effort and commitment to develop and achieve sustainability objectives that helped to reduce the facility's environmental impact.
"Crown continues to take a leadership role in manufacturing efficiency and environmental stewardship. By upgrading lights and sensors, and being zero-waste for several years, the Crown Minster facility sets a great example for others in Ohio industry to follow," said Butler.
This marks the third time Crown has earned E3 program gold-level recognition for the company's sustainability efforts within its manufacturing and assembly plants. In 2014, Crown's New Knoxville plant became the first facility in Ohio to earn the gold-level award. The following year, the company's electronics assembly plant in New Bremen secured the same honor.
"One of the big reasons for Crown's continued sustainability successes is the motivation and commitment of our employees to keep sustainability top of mind in everything we do," said Jim Dicke III, president, Crown Equipment. "Through our vertically integrated approach to sustainability, Crown works hand-in-hand with employees at every level to channel their creativity, energy and passion toward achieving our strategic sustainability goals."
In 2015, the Minster location became the fifth Crown facility to achieve zero landfill status and the third to earn ISO 14001 certification. Others include manufacturing facilities in New Knoxville and New Bremen (ISO 14001 and zero landfill status), as well as Crown Lift Trucks sales and service locations in Dayton and Lexington, Kentucky (zero landfill status).
Crown's dedication to environmental sustainability and stewardship has been institutionalized through the company's ecologic™ program. For more information on Crown's ecologic program or to download the company's sustainability report, click here.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world's largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown's business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers' productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.
The company's global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 14,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown's ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit crown.com.
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Crown employees in photo (from left to right)
+ Andy Palmer - Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer
+ Jen Liggett - Safety Specialist
+ Paul Bezy - Environmental, Health & Safety Manager
+ Mark Stammen - Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer