Jayco celebrates Earth Day with continued, industry-leading sustainability efforts

The company’s EcoAdvantage program is in its fourth year of energy conservation, recycling and waste reduction

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. – In time for Earth Day, RV manufacturer Jayco, Inc. announced continued commitment to its successful EcoAdvantage program, which aims to reduce waste, conserve energy and water and build more eco-friendly RVs.

Through combined efforts between employees, suppliers and community partners, Jayco, Inc.’s three operating divisions — Jayco, Starcraft and Entegra Coach — have netted some impressive results over the course of the program:

  • Saved enough electricity to power 10,932 homes for a year
  • Saved enough landfill space to accommodate a year’s worth of trash for 163,839 Americans
  • Conserved enough gas for 138.9 trips around the earth (in a car)

In addition to these numbers, Jayco’s green manufacturing practices saved trees, water and fuel. And while the program began in 2011, Jayco has been working toward using fewer renewable resources in its manufacturing processes for much longer. In fact, Jayco’s recycling program has been active since the early 1980s, and even received a Governor’s Award of Excellence in 1991. 

“Jayco has been committed to protecting the environment for years—long before we put a name to our efforts,” says Wilbur Bontrager, Jayco chairman of the board. “We strive to continue to lead the charge in our industry, and no matter how far we come, we’re committed to ongoing efforts. It’s all with the end goal of allowing families to enjoy the great outdoors for generations to come.”

In addition to adhering to more sustainable manufacturing efforts, Jayco strives to create products that are lighter and more aerodynamic to deliver better fuel economy.

For more information on the Jayco EcoAdvantage program, please visit Jayco.com/EcoAdvantage or contact Ashley Lehman at 574-825-5861 or Ashley_Lehman@jayco.com.

 

About Jayco, Inc.

Jayco, Inc. is the largest privately held manufacturer of recreation vehicles in the world.  The company manufactures and markets towable and motorized RVs through its Jayco, Starcraft and Entegra Coach divisions. For more information about Jayco or its products, call 1-800-RV-JAYCO, or write Jayco, Inc., PO Box 460, Middlebury, IN 46540.