Philadelphia - A three-year-long "Going Green" program at Almo Corp. has dramatically reduced the CE and appliance distributor's environmental impact and expenses.
Specifically, new fluorescent lighting and occupancy sensors lowered company-wide energy consumption by 40 percent; paper and postage costs were cut by making 80 percent of all payments electronically; 100 percent of all printed materials utilize recycled paper and are produced at a green-certified printer; and 100 percent of all waste cardboard, electronics, paper, plastic and glass are now recycled.
The savings, across 1 million square feet of office and warehouse space and the millions of SKUs shipped annually, amounted to a 40 percent drop in related expenses, the company said.
"As a family-oriented business, we wanted to do our part to ensure a clean, healthy environment for our upcoming generations," said Almo president/COO Warren Chaiken. "The program has exceeded our expectations and inspired us to further our environmental programs."
In other Almo news, the distributor will hold its 2011 Mid-Atlantic Expo
on May 3 at the Radisson Northeast in Philadelphia. The event will draw key dealers and retail partners from North Carolina to Maine to see and train on the latest products and technologies and profit from Expo-only show specials on merchandise, flooring and financing. For more information, visit