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(L-R) Dan Hahn, Support Service Manager, Dutchmen RV; Brent Ganger, Support Services Manager, Keystone RV; Bob Pettit, Director of Support Services, Keystone RV shown in the expanded polystyrene recycling center

(L-R) Dan Hahn, Support Service Manager, Dutchmen RV, Brent Ganger, Support Services Manager, Keystone RV, Bob Pettit, Director of Support Services, Keystone RV, in the expanded polystyrene recycling center

Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone RV Co. has been recognized by Schupan & Sons Inc. for energy-saving recycling efforts in 2014. According to statistics provided by the Bureau of International Recycling, Keystone has saved the equivalent of 1,564,000 gallons of gasoline and enough electricity to power 2,505 homes for a full year.

Bob Pettit, director of support services at Keystone, noted that recycling and energy savings are an ongoing priority at Keystone. “We look at the whole company footprint,” said Pettit in a press release. “We recycle everything from paper and wood, to aluminum, steel and plastics. Even seemingly insignificant items like aerosol paint cans get returned to the vendor for reprocessing. It all adds up.”

Recycling plays a major role in Keystone’s energy conservation and the company aggressively pursues other initiatives. “We work closely with more than 20 vendor partners to make extensive use of reusable packaging and shipping containers, in this way reducing waste,” Pettit said. “The entire manufacturing process is constantly being reevaluated to find ways to be more energy and materials efficient.”

According to Keystone RV President Matt Zimmerman, recycling and energy conservation are part of the company’s culture and commitment. “As one of Goshen and Elkhart County’s largest employers, we want to do what is right for our community,” he said. “Recycling and reusing material rather than putting it into landfills is the responsible way to serve our community and is something our employees can be proud of. ”