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BGD Client M&M Cartage Makes Commitment to Greener Transportation

On behalf of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, I would like to commend M&M Cartage Co., Inc., a Kentucky-based trucking company and BGD client, for launching a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. M&M Cartage plans to invest $7.5 million to build a new headquarters facility with green efficiencies located in Jefferson County. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has awarded M&M Cartage $800,000 in state economic incentives to advance this green initiative, which will create 45 new jobs in the state by the end of 2015.

Compressed natural gas (CNG) is a clean burning fuel that is better for the environment than diesel fuel. In addition, it is domestically produced, allowing the U.S. to become more energy independent. Currently, M&M Cartage operates with 11 CNG trucks and has ordered 20 more; these trucks are set to be on the road in early 2014. In the next four years, the company intends to invest about $20 million in CNG trucks, replacing older vehicles in its fleet with trucks that will operate on natural gas.

At a recent news conference attended by company leaders and city and state officials, M&M Cartage was applauded for its green initiative. Its CEO, Don Hayden, said, “Not only will this center M&M Cartage as the greenest trucking company in the region, but it allows us to meet the growing demands from businesses and their consumers committed to shipping green. We are grateful for the chance to partner with our home state to create jobs and move in this environmentally friendly direction.”

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said, “This announcement of new jobs and cleaner-running vehicles falls right in the sweet spot of our two goals of building a stronger economy and a greener, more sustainable city. I applaud this progressive thinking and hope it inspires other businesses and individuals to follow suit.”

M&M Cartage is a family-owned business founded in 1972 in Louisville, Ky. They operate 24/7 providing high-quality nationwide transportation.

BGD is proud to lend its support to M&M Cartage with acquiring the property for this initiative and obtaining the state economic incentives, and we look forward to our continued service to this innovative company.

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