Cargo Transporters, Inc. has donated 13 high speed, electric hand dryers to Bunker Hill High School for its annual Earth Day recognition project. “As this Earth Day approached and our company prepared to look at how we could focus on the environment to help make an impact in our community, we decided to offer to partner with Bunker Hill High School to reduce their consumption of paper,” says John Pope, Chairman of Cargo Transporters.
In working with Bunker Hill, the company wanted to donate new, high speed electric hand dryers to go in various restrooms on campus. “We found that the installation of the 13 high speed electric hand dryers would cut the schools’ consumption of paper towels in half,” says Dr Jeff Isenhour, Principal. To put this in perspective, it will save 36 cases, 432 rolls, 345,600 feet or 65 miles of paper towels annually. This not only reduces the use of the resources to make the towels but eliminates this expense, tremendous volume from the waste stream at the school and cuts the volume of garbage. Reducing trips for sanitation trucks, fuel, additional emissions and space in the Catawba County Landfill. This also saves time for the school staff who would normally have to stock the paper dispensers, clean up dropped towels or carry trash to the dumpster. The dryer equipment donation, valued at $5,000, will be installed by the schools electrical trade students with direction and supervision from the county schools maintenance staff.
“We are proud to partner with the school and students to make such a positive impact on the environment here in Catawba County. Our challenge to other business and industry in the County is for them to adopt a school and donate dryers or other items that can help make a similar impact. With all of us working together, we can help make a difference while setting a good example for future generations to follow,” says Pope.
Cargo Transporters has on going recycling efforts that have reduced the waste-to-landfill volume by 70%. Their own facilities are converted to 95% use of electric hand dryers instead of paper. The company also operates a large recycling program on its campuses. Cargo Transporters, is a US EPA SmartWay certified carrier. This means they have met very stringent requirements set forth by the EPA for energy efficiency and significant reduction in fuel consumption and carbon footprint.
Cargo Transporters is the largest trucking company in Catawba County and ranked 20th largest employer in the county in 2013. Currently the company operates 500 trucks, 1600 trailers and employs approximately 675 people. More can be found about the company at their website, www.cargotransporters.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cargotransporters