An Excerpt from Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World
A Word from our Partner
Achieving Sustainable Transportation
"Greening" Corporate Energy Use
Corporate United Adds Coffee Offering
Corporate United's Green Suppliers
Ed Benevides, Genworth Financial
Networking & Events
Mid-Atlantic Member Meeting on Green Procurement
Member Commentary on Synergy 2008
New Additions to Membership
For 75 years, Advance Auto Parts has been a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry in parts availability, price, and customer service. But more than anything, Advance Auto Parts values the hard work, dedication, and commitment of its team members. Today more than 43,000 team members have committed themselves to bigger and brighter futures as Advance Auto Parts celebrates opening 3,000 stores and 75 years of business.
ALL Erection & Crane Rental
Since 1964, the ALL family of companies has grown to become one of the largest crane and equipment rental companies in North America. All Erection and Crane offers its fleet of cranes, aerial work platforms, boom trucks, material handlers, and other lift equipment from strategic locations, providing rental, sales, service, and jobsite analysis to help customers get the right equipment for the job. An important measure of their commitment is meeting or exceeding all pertinent regulatory and safety standards.
AstenJohnson is a manufacturer of paper machine clothing, specialty fabrics, filaments and drainage equipment. As a supplier to the paper industry since 1790, their reputation is based on steadfast commitment to understanding their customers’ goals, having a thorough knowledge of their customers’ equipment and manufacturing processes and knowing how to apply their products and services so that their customers run their operations virtually risk free and attain their goals.
For more than five decades, Bellisio Foods has made wonderful, honest food convenient to prepare and inspiring to eat. Bellisio Foods delivers innovation and quality, leveraging efficient research, manufacturing and distribution. Their brands are found in restaurants and retailers worldwide, including Albertsons, Food Lion, Kroger, Supervalu, and Wal-Mart, and many of the national chain restaurants.
Checksmart Financial was established in Columbus, Ohio, in 1987. The company offers financial services such as payroll advances, check cashing, bill-pay services, wire transfers, money orders, prepaid debit cards and phone cards. The company was founded on a set of values, including high-quality customer service, that distinguish it from other organizations and competitors.
Erie Indemnity Company
Erie Indemnity Company is a Fortune 500 company providing sales, underwriting and administrative services to Erie Insurance Exchange, a reciprocal insurance exchange. Erie Indemnity is also engaged in property/casualty insurance through its three subsidiaries and in life insurance through Erie Family Life Insurance.
JDSU enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications.
Louisville Transportation Company is a multi-state employer providing ambulance and taxicab service. With approximately 800 employees, LTC provides quality transportation around the clock, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. LTC’s family of ambulance companies includes Gateway Ambulance, Yellow Ambulance, and Care Ambulance. Cab companies include Yellow, Checker, Cardinal and Wildcat Cab. The company operates mainly in Kentucky and Indiana.
Medtronic Inc. is the world leader in medical technology providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. They offer products, therapies and services that enhance or extend the lives of millions of people. Each year, 6 million patients benefit from Medtronic's technology, used to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, neurological disorders, and vascular illnesses.
*Corporate United would like to extend our apologies to Medtronic, Inc. The print edition of the Q2 CU Quarterly listed the company details of Louisville Transportation as Medtronic’s information. The mistake has been resolved in the html version of the newsletter.
Mt. Pleasant, IA
Packers Sanitation has been in the food contract sanitation business since 1970. This experience has resulted in improved technologies and efficiencies for cleaning food processing facilities. Packer has extensive expertise as meat and poultry contract cleaners. Currently they provide these food contract cleaning services to more than 100 plants in the United States and Canada.
Teach for America
New York, NY
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This year, more than 5,000 corps members are teaching in over 1,000 schools in 26 regions across the country, and more than 12,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.
W.R. Grace & Company
Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and other products to petroleum refiners; catalysts for the manufacture of plastics; silica-based engineered and specialty materials for a wide-range of industrial applications; sealants and coatings for food and beverage packaging, and specialty chemicals, additives and building materials for commercial and residential construction. With annual sales of more than $3.1 billion, Grace has about 6,500 employees and operations in over 40 countries.