Changes in Packaging Processes at Thermo King Plant Reduce Solid Waste and Fuel Usage, Save $2,000,000 Annually

Results at Aricebo, Puerto Rico plant recognized with company's President's Award for Operational Excellence
Jul 30, 2014 9:55 AM ET
Reusable plastic bins, totes and pallets contribute to $2 million annual Thermo King’s Arecibo, PR plant.
  In early 2013, employees at this Thermo King plant identified an opportunity to streamline part of their packaging process by incorporating returnable packaging. Returnable packaging constitutes replacing disposable packaging, cardboard boxes and wooden pallets with returnable plastics bins, totes and pallets.  ...See how this has led to massive cost savings and improved carbon footprint...   # # #    About Ingersoll Rand
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