MELROSE PARK, Ill. — Navistar has won a sustainability award from the Illinois Governor for its efforts to slash energy and water consumption at its Melrose Park, Ill. engine plant.
The award marks the fourteenth time the truck and engine manufacturer has received the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award at this plant, the company has announced.
Navistar noted that since 2007 it has reduced energy consumption during production and non-production hours by 14 million kilowatt hours. It has also reduced its water consumptionm by 20 million gallons – more than 37%.
“Navistar’s accomplishments in the Melrose Park engine plant are part of our broader initiative to protect the environment through sustainable business practices across our global operations,” said Melrose Park engine plant manager Ron Poland.
“As part of this comprehensive approach, we are looking at how we manufacture our products, manage our facilities, and engage employees and other stakeholders in environmental efforts. For example, our all-electric commercial truck recently unveiled on Capitol Hill offers real potential to usher in a new wave of US-led clean vehicle technologies. We’re leveraging best practices from across our company and the industry to minimize our impact on the environment and strengthen our businesses over the long term.”
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