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brid truck for deliveries in 2009, and the company says the
addition of side-panel skirts to reduce air resistance has
helped make the company's fleet even more fuel-efficient.
The conversion to biodiesel is just one of a number of
recent green initiatives for the company, and these include
the addition of solar panels at its distribution center in
Waterville, Maine. The company says the 216 solar panels
total approximately 3,250 square feet, making it one of the
largest solar installations in the state, generating approximately 45,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
These and many other initiatives demonstrate Oakhurst
Dairy's unwavering commitment to sustainability and
energy conservation.
"Taking care of our environment has become second nature for all of us at Oakhurst Dairy," President Stan Bennett
said in a statement. "We're committed to producing the
freshest, highest-quality milk while also actively working
toward reducing our carbon footprint.
"As a local, family owned business, we continue to strive
to ensure that when we make an impact on our community, it's a positive one," Bennett continued. "These latest
projects are the next steps in our continuing dedication to
helping improve the communities where our neighbors -
our employees, our customers and their families - live."

"We believe that by working with customers like
Oakhurst we can make a difference in the environment as
well as the economy," Main Standard Biofuels President
Jarmin Kaltsas said in a statement. "We are proud to be
working with a company that has the vision of making the
world a better place to live in."
Standing Tall
Oakhurst Dairy has been a family owned and locally operated dairy since 1921, when Stanley T. Bennett purchased
a dairy farm in Portland. Starting with two horse-drawn
wagons, Oakhurst Dairy started delivering fresh milk and
other dairy products throughout the area. Today, Oakhurst
Dairy is the region's largest independent family owned dairy
company, and its commitment to the environment is just
part of the responsibility the company takes on every day.
"The Bennett family has stood behind every glass of
Oakhurst milk, while contributing 10 percent of profits to
local organizations through its Living Natural Goodness
program to support healthy kids," the company says.

Perfect Partners
Oakhurst Dairy teamed with Maine Standard Biofuels for
a seven-year partnership to help facilitate its conversion
to biodiesel. Based in Portland, Maine, Maine Standard
Biofuels collects used restaurant kitchen oil to convert into
biodiesel fuel. In 2013, the company provided Oakhurst
Dairy with more than 120,000 gallons of biodiesel, which
was produced less than 10 miles away from Oakhurst
Dairy's processing facility.
The collaboration between Oakhurst Dairy and Maine
Standard Biofuels earned the partners recognition from
the Northeast Diesel Collective, which presented them
with a Breathe Easy Leadership Honorable Mention
award in 2013. "It is an honor to be recognized for our fuel
emission reduction efforts alongside our partner Maine
Standard Biofuels," Fleet and Facilities Manager David
Green said in a statement. "Today it's possible for trucking
fleets to use biodiesel without having to make equipment
modifications and the benefits are really significant. Not
only are we able to reduce our overall fuel emissions - a
positive for the environment and our community - but we
are also able to decrease total fuel costs - a positive for our
business bottom line."
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