[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E200]
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                           HON. VIRGINIA FOXX

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Daimler Trucks 
North America for being named an Environmental Steward by the North 
Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
  This award, which goes to ``an organization that has demonstrated 
environmental leadership through its commitment to exemplary 
environmental performance beyond what is required by regulations,'' was 
given for its environmental performance at its Cleveland, N.C. plant, 
which builds Freightliner trucks. Only 16 facilities in North Carolina 
have achieved this recognition.
  Daimler Trucks was recognized for eliminating hazardous wastewater 
sludge and reducing energy usage by 43 percent since 2008. The board 
also cited the facility's elite status as one of the nation's few 
manufacturing plants to send ``zero waste'' to landfills and noted 
Daimler's ``commitment to continual improvement.''
  Mr. Speaker, we are proud to have this great facility in North 
Carolina's fifth district and I thank Daimler Trucks North America for 
its exceptional environmental stewardship.