Mack Trucks has been honored by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) for its long-standing support of the organization’s work in funding research for sustainable waste management practices.
Since 1997 Mack has sponsored EREF’s Annual Charitable Auction, which raises funds for research and education to advance waste management technology and practices.
Mack contributed three chassis models to the auction with truck bodies provided by equipment manufacturers in the waste management industry. Bidders could choose from a Mack Granite Axle Back with a Galbreath hoist, a Mack LR model with a Heil Odyssey HPF front loader and a Mack TerraPro Cabover with a McNeilus front loader.
Winning bids for the three trucks accounted for more than $800,000 of the $1.6 million raised at the event. Since the auction was first held 22 years ago, EREF has received more than $16 million to support its mission.
EREF also recognized Mack Refuse Product Manager Curtis Dorwart, who will serve as the EREF auction chair in 2017-2018, for his dedication and advocacy through the years.
Founded in 1994, EREF is among the largest sources of waste management research funding in the country. Each year the foundation allocates more than $1 million for grants and graduate-level scholarships to further research in the field.