The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association presented Evans Delivery Co. with the “Energy Efficiencies/Environmental Improvements” Excellence Award at its annual awards dinner.
“Evans Delivery Company is a great example of a company that delivers market-leading solutions for environmental improvement,” says Darlene J. Robbins, MAEA president. “The Excellence Awards are an indicator that manufacturers and businesses are able to compete in today’s challenging economic times by developing innovative processes as well as product improvements and efficiencies, while maintaining a visible presence in the community.”
Evans Network launched an industrywide environmental initiative, Export Coordination/Optimization-Match (ECO-Match), to make more productive use of resources by matching up to 75 percent of import and export shipments handled by the company; the program is designed to benefit shippers, drivers and the environment. In addition to ECO-Match, Evans Network says it currently is retrofitting its independent contractors’ trucks serving the Ports of Virginia with diesel multi-stage filters that have shown to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 percent.
“Our environmental initiatives are a source of pride and certainly a priority for our network,” says Albert “Bert” Evans Jr., president and chief executive officer of Evans Network of Companies, based in Schuylkill Haven, Pa. “We are honored to be recognized for these efforts and to be in the company of other organizations that actively seek innovative processes and get involved in our community.”
Evans Network provides transportation services in the intermodal container and trailer drayage, van truckload and flatbed markets with more than 80 service centers throughout the United States. Evans Delivery Co. is one of the five companies that make up the Evans Network.
MAEA selected three manufacturers and three service-providing firms for the Excellence Awards based on process innovation, environmental efficiencies and community involvement.