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GoldenEagleDistributors2Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. is an active supporter of Mrs. Green’s World and a business leader in green alternatives in the workplace. The company was the inaugural winner of Mrs. Green’s World’s Arizona’s Greenest Workplace Challenge in 2010. “Taking care of our environment and making sound business decisions that include environmental awareness has always been part of our business plan,” said Kimberly Clements, president, Golden Eagle Distributors (GED), Inc.

GED recycles aluminum, glass, cardboard, plastic and paper. Recycling bins for paper and plastic are located throughout our facility. The GED “Green Team” encourages employees to recycle their empty beverage containers, reuse paper, and conserve energy by turning off lights in areas not in use. This team of employees helps keep Green initiatives at the forefront of our minds by rewarding employees who are “caught” recycling, and educating employees on green topics. GED headquarters is conveniently located on a bus route with a stop in front of the building. The company actively communicates alternative modes of transportation and encourages carpooling.

The company focuses on making its facilities more energy efficient. It has installed new lights in the warehouse (656,000 kilowatts per year will be saved, the equivalent of planting 121 trees per year). HVAC controls were changed resulting in electric usage dropping 8.7% and natural gas usage dropping 60%.

Golden Eagle recently converted their large delivery fleet in Tucson from diesel to CNG (compressed natural gas) and installed a CNG station at their headquarters in Tucson. The station is also open to the public. Through the use of UPS Logistics software, the company increases its fuel efficiency by effectively rerouting delivery vehicles to maximize routing efficiency.

Wist Office Products CompanyWist Office Products Company has been serving Arizona businesses since 1955. The company was voted best office supply company in the annual Best of the Best Awards sponsored the AzBusiness Magazine for eight consecutive years. The company’s values and commitment to each client experience is the driving factor for attaining the highest level of customer satisfaction. Competitive pricing among all product categories allows Wist to achieve success that is shared with our clients, team members, and communities.

As the largest independently owned office supply company in the Southwest, Wist offers a solution to reducing the cost of business products while exceeding service expectations. When partnering with Wist our clients will experience reliable business practices, sound ethics, and a commitment to sustaining the environment.