Detroit Diesel wins Michigan green award

The Detroit Free Press has named Detroit Diesel one of 2011 Michigan Green Leaders in Big Business for its work in innovation, sustainable development, and conservation

The Detroit Free Press has named Detroit Diesel one of 2011 Michigan Green Leaders in Big Business for its work in innovation, sustainable development, and conservation.

A panel of 25 judges made the decision, according to Detroit Diesel.

“From our award-winning plant to our industry-leading engines, our conservation efforts are an integral part of everything we do at Detroit Diesel,” said Brad Williamson, director of marketing for Detroit Diesel. “We’re proud of the recognition from the Detroit Free Press, and we’re even prouder of the strides we’ve made to reduce waste and conserve energy. Detroit Diesel will continue to develop new products and procedures that will benefit both our customers and the environment.”

Detroit Diesel has 11 employee-based recycling programs that have reduced landfill waste by more than 54% and overall trash 30%, the company said. Additional conservation efforts at its plant have improved energy efficiency 17% since 2009, resulting in a $3 million savings since 2008.

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