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FCCC achieves 'Zero Waste to Landfill Status'

Posted on November 3, 2009

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) became the first chassis manufacturer and first company within the trucking industry to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill Status in the U.S.

Joining an elite group of solid waste-free manufacturing facilities in the U.S., FCCC went from disposing 250,000 pounds per month of solid waste in January 2007 to disposing zero pounds today as a result of numerous environmental efforts implemented at the FCCC facility.

The Zero Waste to Landfill directive was initiated by Daimler AG to reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing facilities under the Daimler umbrella. FCCC's manufacturing facility was chosen as the pilot site for the Zero Waste to Landfill program in September 2007 by Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA). The goal of the program was for the FCCC facility to become 100 percent landfill waste-free by 2010. Nielsen said efforts undertaken by FCCC will be used as an environmental blueprint to be implemented into other DTNA facilities striving toward Zero Waste to Landfill status.

Recognized by numerous governmental agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, the FCCC facility recycles materials such as plastic, paper, aluminum, cardboard, metals, wood and nylon. FCCC is committed to not only reducing its environmental footprint with clean manufacturing efforts, but also to developing products that are green.

The company's commitment to clean air technologies is aligned with Daimler's global initiative called "Shaping Future Transportation." Launched in November 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany, the initiative is focused on reducing category emissions pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption.

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