But it's not just small DCs that are investing in eco-friendly initiatives. General Motors' huge parts DC in Lansing, MI, has also gone green. And in 2011, the DC brought in $42,358 from recycling 325 tons of cardboard and 1,054 tons of wood pallets. It also generated $27,947 in revenue from recycling 59 tons of lead-acid batteries.
And in a third example, going green means going underground. Hunt Midwest Real Estate says its underground warehouse park — or "Sub-Tropolis"
Details on these green strategies and more appear in the August issue of "Distribution Center Management" newsletter.
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