Earth Day 2021

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 is the day we come together and celebrate our most natural resources – Planet Earth. This year’s theme is Restore Our Earth. “The theme means optimism, a critically needed sentiment in a world ravaged by both climate change and the pandemic,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of

Our environmental leaders work tirelessly for local and national policies that help create a cleaner and more protected environment and at G&W, we continue to stay abreast of what these policies and changes mean for you and your business. 

While we take the time to celebrate our wonderful Planet Earth every April, we all know that Earth Day should be every day. Some helpful tips that can help you reduce your footprint on a daily basis include:

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Volunteer for community clean up
  • Plant a tree
  • Use long-lasting, energy efficient light bulbs in your home
  • Always choose sustainability when considering purchases

And when it comes to your job site, we understand that current times may not make it easy to keep our environment top of mind. That’s why G&W will work with you to provide the right solutions for a safe, clean and efficient work environment. Most people think that being a good steward of the environment and our planet will increase their operating costs.  However, at G&W, we offer solutions that will drive your cost of ownership down through higher efficiency, massive reductions in energy consumption and less maintenance lift-truck options all while significantly reducing the impacts to our environment.

How Electric Lifts Can Save the Earth While Saving You Cash:

  • Each electric lift can reduce CO2 emissions by 120,000 lbs over 10,000 hours of operation.
  • Each electric lift can eliminate up to 3,000 gallons of consumed fossil fuel.
  • Each electric lift can eliminate up to 100 gallons of engine, transmission and drive axel oil.
  • Each electric lift can eliminate over 70 filters going into landfills.
  • Average cost per hour to operate an electric is $2/hour less than gas trucks.
  • Average reduction in ambient noise pollution by 30 db.

Take Caterpillar’s, 2ET2500 – 2ET4000 series. These powerful machines were built with maximum performance in mind.
Benefits include:

  • Less maintenance and easier service options.
  • Advanced AC Motor provides high torque for greater productivity.
  • Convenient battery and extraction access options. The lithium-ion battery package provides the highest performing battery package.
  • Low energy consumption and longer run times – runs up to two shifts on one battery charge.
  • Sealed systems, including IP54-rated motors, provide added protection against dust, moisture and other debris to take on tough applications.

This lift-truck thrives in the cold-storage, food processing, grocery, warehousing and wholesale trade industries.

Mitsubishi’s FB16PNT-FB20PNT series are built to perform and provide unmatched durability. This 3-wheel electric forklift truck will withstand some of your most complicated applications.

  • 3,000-4000 lb capacity.
  • Heavy-duty AC drive and hydraulic motors, along with powerful Mitsubishi PM-1000 controllers, provide outstanding performance levels.
  • Demanding applications that feature rough or uneven floors are no match for these forklifts.
  • The Cold Storage Modification Option offers things like low-temperature grease, oils and heaters that are applied to key components, helping to protect both the operator and forklift in extreme conditions.
  • Built for dock-to-stock applications, this forklift can be equipped with options to increase operator comfort and productivity.

As you consider what you are doing to help keep a clean environment, also consider the trucks out on your floors and worksites. If you’re ready to make the switch from gas to electric, G&W has all the options you need to make that happen. Maximized productivity equals low cost of ownership, a cleaner environment and of course, extraordinary results.