After enduring a harsh, record-breaking winter, Spring has finally emerged here in New England—and just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. April 22, 2015 marks this world wide event focused on protecting our environment, building a cleaner, healthier future, and making a difference in our communities.
The possibilities for building a better future are endless. From planting trees and recycling to replacing old light bulbs and conserving water, the impact of our actions are significant.
Even the material handling industry is making a difference. Energy efficiency is a key driver of a global movement toward greening the supply chain. Warehouse and distribution system owners are not only concerned with driving down operating costs, but also conserving energy and reducing their carbon footprint.
Lift trucks, an essential part of the warehouse mix, use considerable energy and, when chosen wisely, can provide substantial financial and environmental savings opportunities. Warehouse owners can significantly reduce energy consumption by:
- Choosing lift trucks designed to use the least energy per pallet load moved
- Deploying the right mix of lift truck models with features that best fit the application
- Creating warehouse layouts that minimize travel
- Optimizing battery performance and service life
As the need for more robust lift trucks has evolved, so has the technology behind how they work. With high-performance Raymond electric lift trucks, Abel Womack helps you increase productivity and cost-efficiency while reducing energy consumption. And with new technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells and Eco-Performance, Raymond trucks continue to maximize ecologic benefits for the planet, and economic benefits for you.
So whether you drive an electric car or an electric fork truck, let’s all do our part to make a difference in honor of Earth Day and every day.