Sunny Delight Signs Agreement With iGPS

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      Dean Foods, Thermo King Unveil Green Delivery Truck
      D     ean Foods, the nation’s largest dairy processor and owner
            of one of the largest refrigerated direct-store delivery
      distribution networks in the industry, has unveiled a delivery
      vehicle equipped with a prototype truck refrigeration system
      developed by Thermo King.
         The cost-efficient and environmentally-sustainable truck
      refrigeration system reduces the emissions associated with
      traditional diesel-powered transport refrigeration.
         The diesel-free, hybrid electric-powered refrigeration technol-
      ogy will help El Paso, TX-based Dean Foods reduce its carbon
      footprint while creating operational efficiencies and cost sav-
      ings. The technology also represents a step towards achieving         CLEAN COOL: From left, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, Con-
                                                                            gresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Dave Regnery, presi-
      Dean Foods’ commitment to remove 50,000 metric tons of
                                                                            dent of Thermo King, and Dean Foods’ Kroeker celebrate
      carbon from its transportation system by 2013, the equivalent
                                                                            the unveiling of the new refrigeration technology.
      of removing 9,500 cars from the road.
         “Our highest priority is reducing the cost and improving the       percent savings in diesel fuel usage as compared to traditional
      efficiency of our operations,” says Harrald Kroeker, president of     refrigerated vehicles by adopting the new technology over the
      Dean Foods’ Fresh Dairy Direct business unit. “Innovations that       longer-term.
      eliminate the use of diesel fuel, which is a major expenditure           Eliminating the diesel used in the refrigeration units of tra-
      and our second largest source of emissions, drive cost savings        ditional vehicles would remove 21,000 pounds of carbon per
      to our business that benefit the environment.”                        vehicle per year. Because Dean Foods typically replaces about
         The electric-powered refrigeration units replace traditional       200 delivery trucks each year, innovation such as this is an
      mechanical models that rely on a separate diesel-powered en-          important step toward substantially decreasing fuel usage and
      gine to facilitate cooling while en route, and require oil, filters   related carbon emissions.
      and anti-freeze as part of their routine maintenance. The unit           The adoption of new transport refrigeration technology is
      reduces emissions and waste by operating on electricity both          part of Dean Foods’ Smart Fleet initiative—an enterprise-
      while parked and while driving, eliminating the need for an           wide effort to “green the fleet”
Description: "Sunny Delight is a great success story and we're excited to begin working together," says Bob Moore, chairman and CEO of iGPS, Orlando, FL "As two companies committed to environmental responsibility, I'm confident that this will be a great partnership."
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