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StorySeptember 28, 2021

Recognizing Climate Week at our Northfield, Minn., Distribution Centers with New Electric Terminal Tractor

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency demonstrating first all electric terminal tractor in Minnesota

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Post Consumer Brands hosted state and local officials at its Northfield, Minn., facilities as part of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s celebration of Climate Week, Sept. 20-26, 2021.

At the event, Post’s Distribution Center Manager Craig Johnston and our partners from Taylor Truck Line demonstrated the first all-electric terminal tractor in the state. The MPCA provided Taylor Truck Line with funding to purchase the vehicle, which is used to move containers of Post and Malt-O-Meal cereal. Electric terminal tractors help to create a healthier environment by reducing pollutants from diesel and engine oil.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency demonstrating first all electric terminal tractor in Minnesota

In addition to the demo, MPCA Commissioner Peter Tester, Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and George Brooks, general manager at Taylor Truck Line, delivered remarks. Craig also provided a few comments about our environmental efforts at Post Consumer Brands.

“Our partnership with Taylor Trucking in Northfield is one example of our environmental stewardship efforts,” said Craig. “The new all-electric terminal tractor they use here at our facility helps to lessen our shared carbon footprint, which in turn is better for the environment and better for all of us.”

At Post Consumer Brands, we believe it’s imperative that we work together with government, other businesses and organizations, and our local communities to protect our natural resources and minimize our collective environmental impact on the planet.

We rely on public-private partnerships like the one with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, as well as partnerships with companies like Taylor Trucking and local utilities to improve the efficiencies of our operations and advance our sustainability strategy. When we work together to reduce carbon emissions from food production and align our goals, it can make a difference.

Northfield is where the Malt-O-Meal brand began and today remains one of our top locations. We have four facilities in Northfield, Minn., two plants and two distribution centers, which collectively employ more than 650 people. At our two production facilities, we make more than 300 million pounds of cereal annually, which equates to more than 3 billion bowls a year.

Among the 45 varieties of cereal we produce are many family favorites that are enjoyed by people across the United States every day. This includes Malt-O-Meal Cinnamon Toasters, Malt-O-Meal Marshmallow Mateys and Post Honeycomb, as well as hot cereals such as our original Malt-O-Meal hot wheat cereal and CoCo Wheats.

Read more about Post Consumer Brands’ commitment to protecting our natural resources here.