Detroit Diesel Wins 2011 Michigan Green Leader Award for Big Business

DETROIT – Detroit Diesel today announced that it has been named one of the two 2011 Michigan Green Leaders in the Big Business category by the Detroit Free Press. Selected by a panel of 25 independent judges, the award recognizes Michigan-based companies that are working to move the state forward in innovation, sustainable development and conservation.

Detroit Diesel’s commitment to the environment starts with its 11 employee-based recycling programs. These innovative programs helped the company reduce landfill waste by more than 54 percent and overall trash by 30 percent in one year. Internal conservation efforts at Detroit Diesel’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility have resulted in a 17 percent improvement in energy efficiency since 2009, saving more than $3 million since 2008.

In addition, Detroit Diesel’s DD13®, DD15® and DD16® family of engines feature BlueTec® Emissions Technology, which not only meets the EPA’s stringent 2010 emissions standards, but delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency. The engines consistently realize up to 5 percent or greater fuel economy improvement when compared to Detroit Diesel’s EPA 2007 product.

“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.”

The 2011 Michigan Green Leader Award was presented to Detroit Diesel officials on Earth Day (April 21, 2011) in Detroit.

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Detroit Diesel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of on-highway diesel engines for the commercial truck market. Headquartered in Detroit, Mich., Detroit Diesel Corporation is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of these products, in addition to supporting alternative and hybrid engine strategies for the commercial truck marketplace. Detroit Diesel Corporation is a Daimler company.

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