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Cory Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

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Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery Service announced that it has joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the transportation industry.  The partnership provides a framework to assess and improve the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

As a member of the partnership, Cory will contribute to savings of 1.5 billion gallons of fuel, $3.6 billion in fuel costs, 14.7 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 215,000 tons of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 8,000 tons of particulate matter.  Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog.  By joining the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, Cory demonstrates strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

SmartWay is an invaluable initiative and a win-win, says Cory Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President Marin Dragojevic, that fortifies the company’s mission to provide quality delivery service to furniture, appliance, and furniture retailers nationwide.

“We are committed to delighting every customer with an exceptional service experience.  A conscientious approach to serving our clients, their customers, and the communities in which we operate is integral to our identity.  By reducing the carbon footprint of our fleets, we not only are following our moral imperative, but we are also extending a competitive advantage to the retailers we serve by aligning them with more environmentally aware consumers.”

Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations and Business for Social Responsibility, the innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.  The partnership currently has more than 2,700 partners.

One of the oldest and largest specialized home delivery carriers in America, CORY Home Delivery, founded by Joseph Cory in 1934, today is in its third generation of family management and ownership.  Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the company serves many of the top 100 furniture, appliance, and electronics retailers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  The company dispatches a modern fleet of 500 customized vehicles daily delivering more than $2.1 billion of consumer products to more than 1.6 million consumers annually.

For information, call Patrick Cory at 201-795-1000, or visit corycompanies.com.  For information about the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, visit www.epa.gov/smartway.

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