Great Lakes Wine and Spirits has invested in energy efficient lighting, fuel efficient vehicles and car charging stations
DETROIT – Great Lakes Wine and Spirits is celebrating Earth Day by renewing its commitment to protecting Michigan’s air, land and Great Lakes.
The distributor has transitioned to energy efficient lighting in its Highland Park facility and operates a fleet of fuel-efficient delivery trucks. All delivery trucks have automatic shut offs if they idle for more than three minutes. Their facility also has car-charging stations, which are used by employees for their personal cars as well as company-owned electric vehicles.
“We pride ourselves on using innovative, cutting edge technology like compressed natural gas trucks to deliver products to retailers, while reducing energy waste and protecting our Great Lakes,” said Lew Cooper III, Co-CEO, at Great Lakes Wine and Spirits. “Adding greener delivery trucks has led to a yearly reduction of 14 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from our facilities, and we’re proud to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint while serving our customers.”
Great Lakes Wine and Spirits is a statewide distributor of beer, wine and spirits, operating nine facilities across the state. Its two largest facilities, in Highland Park and Detroit, feature E24 powered roller conveyors, which reduce energy consumption by as much as 60 percent at both locations.
“Focusing on energy efficiency saves businesses money while also protecting our air, land and the Great Lakes,” said Syd Ross, Co-CEO of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits. “We lead by example through our energy efficiency initiatives and encourage our employees to follow suit, which is why we have car charging stations available at our Highland Park warehouse and are constantly seeking out ways to increase efficiencies and reduce energy use.”