Bids for Mack Models Reach $870,000 in Support of Environmental Research & Education Foundation
GREENSBORO, NC (July 30, 2015) – Mack Trucks played an integral role in the success of the 21st annual Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charitable auction at WasteExpo 2015, with bids for three Mack®-based models reaching a combined total of $870,000. All proceeds raised by the auction support the EREF’s research and continuing education efforts.
Mack provided three chassis, a Mack TerraPro® Low Entry, a Mack TerraPro Cabover and a Mack Granite®, each featuring a body donated by Heil, McNeilus and Galbreath respectively.
“Mack is extremely proud to have been such a big part of this year’s EREF charitable auction,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack vocational products marketing manager. “Thanks to a tremendous response by the bidders on these trucks, EREF is able to further its mission to fund scientific research, as well as educational efforts about waste management practices.”
Scholarships awarded by EREF support students in master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral waste management research and education programs with tuition assistance. More than 50 scholarships have been awarded to date, with several recipients now in influential waste management positions across the United States.
In addition to its educational work, EREF is also the only private, grant-making organization with the sole mission to support solid waste research and education initiatives. Prospective grant proposals are reviewed by EREF’s Research Council, which is composed of experts from industry and academia.
“As the only organization of its kind dedicated to waste industry research and education, EREF depends on the generosity of people in our industry to carry out our mission,” said Richard Burke, CEO of Advanced Disposal and Chairman of the EREF Board of Directors. “Thanks to the incredible amount raised by the donations from Mack and our other auction contributors, we are able to continue helping lead our industry to a more sustainable future.”
Three trucks based on Mack® chassis pulled in bids totaling $870,000 at the 21st annual Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charitable auction at WasteExpo 2015. All proceeds raised by the auction support the EREF’s research and continuing education efforts. Mack provided three chassis, a Mack TerraPro® Low Entry (top left), a Mack TerraPro Cabover (top right) and a Mack Granite® (bottom), each featuring a body donated by Heil, McNeilus and Galbreath respectively.
Dedicated to quality, reliability and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc., has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.
Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015, the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about $37 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.