The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) presented Aluminum Trailer Co. (ATC), Nappanee, Ind., with the NATM Green Manufacturing Award at the awards luncheon held during the 26th Annual NATM Convention & Trade Show.
According to a press release, the NATM Green Manufacturing Award is presented to an NATM trailer manufacturing member annually, recognizing the “best innovation or novel solutions by a manufacturer that positively impact our environment.” NATM has partnered with PPG Industries Inc., the founding sponsor of the Green Award, who donates $5,000 to the charity selected by the award recipient.
ATC Trailers has been proactive in its commitment to sustainability, including the recycling of 100% of wood scrap, aluminum and steel, while also recycling employee waste and eliminating one-time use paper products. The company said this alone has generated an average of $4,500 per month as well as keeps the waste from filling landfills.
ATC has also increased its energy efficiency and is in its fourth year of a LEAN manufacturing transition. The company has utilized natural ventilation for the summer months and high efficiency wood-fired boiler in the winter months. One result of this effort is a huge reduction of utility costs from $221,520 annually to $113,625 annually.
The company also complies with water-run off requirements, and has improved air quality through a new ventilation system and placed limits placed on smoking areas with the health of their employees in mind.
ATC has plans to continue with its green improvements with a switch to energy-efficient light bulbs along with an in increase natural lighting as well as introducing a rain capturing system in order to utilize the grey water in the facility.
NATM President Mike Lloyd and Ron Yarnell of PPG presented Lucas Landis the 2014 Green Award to ATC Trailers. ATC selected Goshen’s Farmer’s Market to receive the donation. Goshen Farmer’s Market is governed by The Community Sustainability Project, an Indiana nonprofit corporation. Their mission is to create a viable market for locally-grown and crafted products in order to promote and educate about agricultural, environmental, economic and community sustainability.
For more information about the Green Manufacturing Award winning ATC Trailers, visit http://www.aluminumtrailer.com/.
Enclosed cargo and specialty trailer manufacturer Aluminum Trailer Co. (ATC) announced the expansion of its affordable all-aluminum Raven Lite line to include 8 1/2-foot wide-body auto transporters in lengths from 16 feet to 24 feet.
According to a press release, the Raven Lite line features an all-aluminum perimeter tube frame for strength and durability, spring axles, .030 aluminum exterior skin, seamless aluminum roofing, 3/4-inch Advantech flooring, a 32-inch side door with flush lock, non-powered roof vent and 12-volt interior lighting.
The new wide body models for the auto-minded user also features floor cross members 16 inches on center, a ramp door with transition flap, beavertail and four D-rings. The Raven Lite with the car hauler package has a MSRP range of $7,030 to $8,667, depending on the trailers length and axle configuration.
“We are excited about this extension of the Rave Lite product line,” stated Steve Brenneman, CEO of Nappanee, Ind.-based ATC. “Our customers have been asking for a product to fill this place in the market and we are pleased to be able to step into the market at the right price point and offer an affordable all aluminum solution.”
ATC also manufactures a steel economy version of this product under the Rave brand name. It is built with the same attention to detail and craftsmanship as the Raven Lite aluminum product using engineered steel components. The Rave line of car haulers has a MSRP range of $5,957 to $7,307.
For more information visit the ATC website at www.aluminumtrailer.com, or call 877-441-2440.