Mutual Materials Renews With The US EPA SmartWay® Transport System

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Bellevue, WA – Mutual Materials announced today that it has submitted and received approval for their current data submission to the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

Mutual Materials will continue to contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 336 million barrels of oil, $44.8 billion on fuel costs and 143 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 2.7 million short tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 112,000 short tons of particulate matter. This is the equivalent of the annual electricity use in 21 million homes. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, Mutual Materials demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

Mutual Materials has been a SmartWay Partner since 2010 and we continue to look at new technology to help reduce our carbon footprint. We attend different events like the Act Expo, looking at alternate fuels for example; CNG/LNG and electric trucks all that reduce our carbon footprint. Our goal is to be good stewards of the environment where we live and do business.

Tim Johnson, Fleet Manager, Mutual Materials

Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2014. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement. The Partnership currently has nearly 4,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.

Founded in 1900, Mutual Materials is largest supplier of masonry and hardscape products in the Pacific Northwest. We are proud of what we do and are inspired to see our products chosen by architects, designers, builders, landscape professionals, and residential homeowners to build communities and living areas. As a fifth-generation family-owned business, Mutual Materials is proud of our Northwest Heritage. For more information on Mutual Materials and our products, visit us online at

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