Gate 7 selected for National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Gate 7 selected for National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Sep 01, 2020
  • Gate 7 selected for 2020 National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

The National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) have recognized Gate 7 LLC as a 2020 recipient of the Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award.

As a small manufacturer of custom-made labels and decals based out of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, Gate 7 LLC, was honored with the award for proper management of their environmental responsibilities and the company's unwavering commitment to finding greener alternatives to help reduce their carbon footprint and reduce industrial waste.

Nominated by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers' (SBDC) Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP), Gate 7 has become an inspiration to its customers, stakeholders and local community in Franklin County. "We are honored to be selected for this award as we are consistently aware of how our product and processes have an effect on the environment" said Clare Reay, Vice President of Gate 7 LLC.

The SBEAP’s National Steering Committee Awards are the country’s premier environmental awards for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and individuals. The awards honor and recognize small businesses, individuals, trade associations and others who have made significant contributions to protecting the environment.
"EMAP is extremely happy and delighted to hear that Gate 7 has been recognized nationally by the small business community for being good environmental stewards and for being proactive in their pursuit of making a lasting impact for their customers, employees, and local community" said Jeremy Hancher, EMAP Program Manager.  "Small manufacturers such as Gate 7 continue to face difficult challenges in today's economic climate.  EMAP and the Pennsylvania SBDCs are proud to assist small businesses such as Gate 7 to help them remain committed to the well-being of their operation's family culture and to their own environmental footprint."
Among their many environmental accomplishments, Gate 7 obtained their ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification, built and designed a new facility utilizing energy efficient motion sensors & LED lighting, and installed solar panels with enough generation to offset up to 98% of their electricity needs.
"Gate 7 would like to thank the National SBEAPs for this award and its continued commitment in assisting small businesses achieve and sustain environmental objectives," added Ms. Reay.
The National SBEAPs will be honoring all award recipients during the 2020 Small Business Environmental Assistance Program's Virtual Training Event taking place September 8-11, 2020.  Small businesses and small business representatives are invited to attend but pre-registration by September 3rd is required.
More information about the National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs is available at https://nationalsbeap.org/.