PLYMOUTH, Wis., April 12, 2022 – Masters Gallery Foods added to its award-winning green initiatives with the purchase of a pure-electric terminal truck from Orange EV, making it the first manufacturer in the state of Wisconsin to deploy their 100% electric Class 8 truck. Deployed on April 1, 2022 at the company’s Oostburg, Wisconsin, facility, Masters Gallery purchased the electric vehicle for its ability to eliminate diesel emissions, reduce its carbon footprint, increase safety and improve overall efficiency.
“Masters Gallery Foods strives to manufacture and distribute products with minimum energy consumption and waste generation,” said Andy Pfister, vice president of procurement and industrial sales for Masters Gallery Foods. “The Orange EV truck aligns with our sustainability efforts, providing a significant increase in efficiency and longevity compared to diesels, thereby also reducing the necessity and frequency of replacing vehicles. Our plan is to go completely electric with our terminal fleet by June 2023.”
“Industry analyses conclude that terminal trucks are the best way for fleets to begin their Class 8 electrification journey, and in the process, make meaningful emissions reductions,” said Zack Ruderman, Orange EV vice president of sales and marketing. “Replacing one moderate-use diesel yard truck with electric eliminates an estimated 750 tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime use. We applaud Masters Gallery Foods for their leadership in the heavy-duty EV sector, and their commitment to deploying safer, healthier equipment.”
“We believe sustainability is inherent to long-term success, and the decisions we make today influence our people, the environment and our community. We work diligently to integrate social responsibility into all of our business operations,” said Jeff Gentine, Masters Gallery Foods president and CEO. “We are constantly on the lookout for advancements in knowledge and technology as they relate to our environment.”