Economic Development

Sept. 19 - Savannah Ocean Exchange Announces Industry Winners

Category: Economic Development

Sept. 19, 2012 – Savannah Ocean Exchange is pleased to announce this year’s Industry Excellence Award winners:
• Georgia Institute of Technology
• Golder & Associates
• Ikea
• Southern Company

These winners will present their solutions during the second annual Solutions Exchange on Friday, Sept. 21 from 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center (100 concourse).

The Industry Excellence Awards recognize and honor corporations and organizations that are implementing tangible solutions that shape the future today. These businesses entered a juried competition to show they have developed Leap to Zero+ solutions that generate economic growth and increase productivity while reducing waste and the use of natural resources.

“At IKEA, we believe in doing more with less, and listening to and learning from others,” said William Jackson, General Manager of the IKEA Distribution Center in Port Wentworth, Georgia. “In being honored for our pallet-less decking solution by the Savannah Ocean Exchange, we’re very happy to be considered one of the companies with a leading role in taking responsibility for the environment.”

These solutions include carbon capture and storage technology and pallet-less storage and handling which are innovative, proactive and globally scalable.

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