Moving beyond sustainability

Do more good. That is what drives us to be the best caretakers possible in the environments where we manufacture trailers, for our employees and the communities in which they live.

Going green and getting results

Going green and getting results


We put our sustainability practices to the test. We hired a leading third-party consultancy group, Ramboll, to evaluate our processes. Two decades of data revealed that our sustainability practices are paying off. We have reduced energy consumption, emissions, waste, and improved material sourcing and worker safety. Today, our manufacturing plants are designated as Minor Sources of Emissions* under the U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Act regulations.

Our standard: environmental excellence

Our standard: environmental excellence


For each trailer that we manufacture, we have:

Reduced Greenhouse Gases

Reduced Waste to Landfill

Eliminated Ozone Emissions

Recycled Materials

Reduced Air Emissions, Waste, and Energy Consumption

Reducing greenhouse gases

Reducing greenhouse gases


Energy usage is our primary source of greenhouse gas emissions and spray foam insulation is a secondary source. Energy efficiency measures, including improved HVAC controls, LED lighting and installing more efficient equipment have reduced electricity use by 17% and natural gas use by 26% per trailer since 2011. Our Six Sigma experts continue to identify and prioritize energy efficiency projects to reduce per trailer energy use, spray foam insulation use, and greenhouse gas emissions use even further.

27%

Decrease


Greenhouse gas emissions since 2011 through reduced energy consumption

36%

Decrease


Global warming emissions from spray foam since 2009

Diminishing air emissions

Diminishing air emissions


We’ve transitioned to zero stratospheric ozone-depleting blowing agents in our spray foam, and to low-VOC and low-HAP coatings, sealants, adhesives, solvents, cleaners, and other alternative materials. We’ve also implemented strict operational controls on purchasing, approving, dispensing, and using these materials to reduce their consumption. We will continue to pursue ways to reduce air emissions even further with every trailer we build.

100%

Eliminated


All ozone-depleting emissions from spray foam insulation in 2009

62%

Decrease


Volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions since 1994

97%

Decrease


Hazardous air pollutants (HAP) air emissions since 1994

Advancing sustainability and conserving resources

Advancing sustainability and conserving resources


Healthy and sustainable forests are in everyone’s interest. That’s why all of our wood suppliers are SFI certified sources. We’re also working with our suppliers to reduce packaging by returning reusable packaging materials to them, and purchasing other materials in bulk quantities to reduce overall packaging per unit. For packaging yet to be reduced, we’re aggressively recycling to divert cardboard, plastic, and metal from landfills.

100%

Certified


Wood sourced from forests certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative

Protecting our most vital asset

Protecting our most vital asset


Our proactive safety programs, the recruitment of experienced safety staff, and close relationships with local health-care providers have made our plants safer for our team.

31%

Less


Lower DART (Days Away, Restricted, and Transfer) rate than industry average

* Not a major source of regulated air pollutants per Title I, Title V, or Section 112 of the Clean Air Act regulations.

** All figures are calculated on a per trailer basis.