Formosa Plastics Corp. U.S.A. received a shipment of 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning All-Electric trucks and 2022 Ford E-Transit All-Electric vans from United Rentals as it converts its fleet of more than 400 vehicles to hybrid and electric units. The company, an early adopter of electric vehicles, is among the first in South Texas to receive these electric units, receiving a shipment in time for a celebratory event with media and community leaders at Formosa Plastics’ facility in Point Comfort, Texas, August 25.
Formosa Plastics considers the event significant because there is high demand and short supply for these types of electric vehicles, the company said.
Formosa Plastics said it values its long-term partnership with United Rentals. The companies have worked together for 25 years. It said sharing their mutual commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their operations and reducing their carbon footprint has been at the forefront of their business planning.
“United Rentals understood Formosa Plastics’ commitment to meeting our sustainability goals,” said Mike Rivet, director of special projects in the general manager’s off at Formosa Plastics. “We take these commitments very seriously, and this is just the first of many examples to demonstrate our desire to be a leader in implementing sustainable solutions.”
“Both Formosa Plastics and United Rentals are committed to sustainability efforts that will have a tangible impact on the environment,” said Joli Gross, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at United Rentals. “This partnership is an example of teams using innovative and eco-conscious ways to Work United and build a better, more sustainable future together.”
Formosa Plastics is committed to converting its fleet of more than 400 internal combustion vehicles to electric and hybrid by 2026. Formosa Plastics will lease some of these vehicles and will purchase others.
Formosa installs charging stations
Formosa said it will install a sufficient number of charging stations at its facilities in Point Comfort, Texas, for use by associates and business partners. Electric vehicle charging stations are also available for use by associates at the headquarters in Livingston, N.J., and Baton Rouge, La. It added that it is aggressively evaluating green power opportunities in South Texas. Formosa’s Sustainability information reflects its commitment to doing its part both as a member of the global economy and as an engaged corporate citizen at the local level.
Founded in 1978, Formosa Plastics Corp. U.S.A. is a supplier of plastic resins and petrochemicals. With annual revenues of more than $5 billion, the company employs more than 2,500 people who operate more than 20 production units in five business divisions – Olefins, Polyolefins, Vinyl, Specialty Polyvinyl Chloride, and Chlor-Alkali. It is certified to the ISO 9001 quality management system and the ISO 14001 environmental management system.
United Rentals, No. 1 on the RER 100, is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. It now has 1,331 rental locations in North America, 13 in Europe, 28 in Australia and 18 in New Zealand. In North America, the company operates in 49 states and every Canadian province.