PITT OHIO, a leader in regional and national logistics services and sustainability in the transportation industry, has been named a 2017 “G75 Supply Chain Partner” by Inbound Logistics magazine.
Throughout its history, PITT OHIO has looked for innovations and best practices that address the various impacts the freight transportation business can have on our communities, customers, and the environment. Today, PITT OHIO’s sustainability platform focuses on People, Planet and Purpose, and is committed to doing its best to achieve environmental and social responsibility.
The publication selects its G75 Supply Chain Partners by evaluating three areas: participation in public-private partnerships, corporate sustainability initiatives and collaborative customer-driven projects. Two benchmarks – measurable green results and sustainability innovation – are also considered in the decision-making process.
PITT OHIO has worked with Dr. Gregory Reed of the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and local vendors over the last 2 years to implement a DC power micro-grid at its Pittsburgh terminal in Cheswick, PA. At the terminal, the micro-grid stores up to 70 kWh of renewable energy from 180 solar panels and 1 WindstaxTM wind turbine, which is enough energy to power electric forklifts, dock lights, and yard lights.
“One of the most exciting developments is seeing the way our sustainability initiatives affect all aspects of the organization,” said Justine Russo, Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence at PITT OHIO. “Our electric forklifts are powered by renewable energy that we are able to generate and store onsite and these forklifts are also cleaner and quieter, which employees have said make for a better work environment. We are now installing electric forklifts at multiple facilities and are looking for where we can add renewable energy to power them.”
PITT OHIO’s next step is to implement another micro-grid at its new Cleveland terminal in Parma, OH, which is under construction. The OH facility will generate 7 times the renewable energy with 8 WindstaxTM wind turbines and 700 solar panels.
ABOUT PITT OHIO
In adhering to their “We’re Always There For You” signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States and Canada with the PITT OHIO Transportation Group and additional North American service providers. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at www.pittohio.com.
For more information, please contact
Candi Cybator, Manager Marketing/Public Relations
1-800-366-7488, extension 6313