Carlile Transportation will soon complete the construction of a stormwater-treatment system at its Tacoma freight terminal. The eco-friendly Chitosan-Enhanced Sand Filtration (CESF) system will ensure Carlile remains compliant with federal, state and local regulations. The Tacoma freight terminal supports large shipments of essential supplies transported by vessel to Alaska, as shipping to Alaska is a primary service offered by Carlile.
The new system is designed to clean and filter runoff before it reaches surrounding waterways. Carlile and the Tacoma-Pierce Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the new water treatment system with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 24.
“We are committed to being good neighbors by doing our part to protect the environment by keeping surrounding communities safe and healthy,” said VP of Freight Operations John Armstrong.
The company has a history of supporting the communities it serves with its freight terminal locations and the communities that rely on them. Carlile supports the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) by donating transportation for a major wood bison restoration project in North America. Additionally, for the third year, the company is donating and will transport thousands of pounds of recyclable waste from the Denali Borough to the Community Recycling Center in Palmer as part of the Zero-Landfill Initiative, a public-private effort to reduce waste at national parks.
“Carlile is dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment in the communities we serve. We are proud to support a program that is helping to restore Wood Bison in North America. Additionally, we are looking forward to taking part in the Zero-Landfill Initiative again this year to help minimize waste in our communities and national parks,” said Carlile President Terry Howard.