2020 – Pratt Industries – Environmental Impact Award
Viking Range, LLC receives the 2020 Environmental Impact Award through their pursuit of sustainable solutions with Pratt Industries, Inc. The award, given annually by Pratt Industries, honors and recognizes socially-responsible companies with which Pratt works in each of its regions. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 award recognition was postponed. Viking, the originator of the professional-grade range for the home, began a partnership with Pratt Industries in 2008. Since then, Pratt Industries has been supplying corrugated boxes, wood, AB foam insulation, and recycled products to Viking. Viking is one the largest companies in the region to benefit from Pratt Industries’ Memphis location.
"For the last 13 years, the goal of our partnership with Viking has been to provide high-quality, cost-effective packaging solutions for their products while limiting the impact on the environment," said Robert Bourgeois, Account Manager, Pratt Industries. "We are able to deliver on this goal through our vertically integrated supply chain, which begins in our Shreveport, La. paper mill with the production of 100% recycled containerboard. We then produce customized packaging for Viking in our Memphis, Tenn. location."
Viking has actively sought environmentally friendly practices in their packaging. From January 2008 through January 2021, Viking has used packaging made from Pratt Industries' 100% recycled paper, which has resulted in the following:
- 40,985,000 gallons of water saved
- 99,535 trees saved
- 5,855 tons of CO2 prevented
- 23,420,000 kilowatt hours of power saved
- 19,322 cubic yards diverted from landfill
Savings numbers are based on industry averages for manufacturing processes compared to recycled fiber paper making processes. Results are not for any specific mill.
"Pratt Industries and Viking share many of the same values from creating superior, environmentally-friendly products to focusing on sustainable business practices," said Shannan Drummond, Southwest Sales Director, Pratt Industries. "We are excited to recognize Viking with our 2020 Environmental Impact Award. To see the positive impact that Viking has made for their company and their environment makes this recognition even more meaningful."
Kevin Brown, president of Viking Range, LLC, followed by saying "We at Viking are so honored to be receiving this award and seeing the impact we have had on the environment. Partnering with Pratt Industries has been one of the most rewarding experiences for the company and for our community."
About Pratt Industries
Pratt is America’s 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company, with more than 10,000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt has factories in 24 states with a manufacturing footprint stretching from New York to California. For more information, visit www.prattindustries.com.
Viking Range, LLC originated ultra-premium commercial-type appliances for the home, creating a whole new category of home appliances. Committed to innovative product design, unrivaled performance and peerless quality, Viking is headquartered in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a subsidiary of The Middleby Corporation, a long-time leader in commercial kitchen technology. Viking became a member of the Middleby Corporation family in 2013. Viking appliances are recognized globally as the foremost brand in the high-end appliance industry and are sold through a network of premium appliance distributors and dealers worldwide.
For additional information beyond the Environmental Impact Award, to locate a Viking dealer in your area, or to request a quote, please visit www.vikingrange.com.