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Gaffney, S.C.-based Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) was recently accepted into the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP) for the company’s “ongoing commitment to reducing waste and improving South Carolina’s environment.”
According to a press release, SCEEP is a voluntary initiative designed to recognize and reward South Carolina facilities that have demonstrated environmental performance through pollution prevention, energy and resource conservation and the use of an environmental management system.
The chassis builder said it was admitted to the program primarily on the strength of its Zero Waste to Landfill efforts, a pilot program initiated by Daimler Trucks North America, FCCC’s parent company. The purpose of the Zero Waste to Landfill program is to become 100% landfill waste-free by 2010.
As of Dec. 31, the company has achieved 90% waste-free status, a gain of 62.3% for the year over 2007.
“Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is proud to be accepted into this prestigious state environmental program,” said Bob Harbin, president of FCCC. “FCCC is committed to lessening our impact on the environment, and we look forward to extending that commitment through our partnership with the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program.”
The FCCC facility also recycles materials such as plastic, paper, aluminum, cardboard, metals, wood and nylon. The company’s commitment to clean air technologies is in line with Daimler’s global initiative called “Shaping Future Transportation.” Launched by Daimler in November 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany, the initiative is focused on reducing category emissions pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption.