SOURCE: Barrett Distribution Centers

Barrett Distribution Centers

April 25, 2012 08:00 ET

Barrett Distribution Named to 2012 GXT Green Honor Roll

Family-Owned Service Provider Recognized for Leadership, Innovation and Effectiveness in Mitigating Carbon Footprint and Climate Impact in Energy-Intensive Logistics Industry

FRANKLIN, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2012) - Barrett Distribution Centers is pleased to announce its recognition by GXT Green, as a finalist in the coveted 'corporations' category on the GXT Green 2012 Honor Roll.

In celebration of Earth Day, GXT Green has recognized twelve organizations that have made significant contributions to sustainability efforts in their companies, their communities and to the global community. Judged on effectiveness in leadership, innovation and creativity and environmental stewardship, the GXT Green 2012 Honor Roll is comprised of leaders in the categories of Grocery Stores, Educational institutions, Automotive, Non-Profits & Media, Municipalities & Government and Corporations.

Barrett Distribution is one of the largest retail distribution companies on the eastern seaboard, and an innovation leader in the industry. Although in a traditionally energy intensive business, Barrett has made a significant investment to mitigate their carbon footprint and climate impact, an important element in Barrett's "blueprint for success." Currently undertaking a major solar panel installation at a key distribution center, Barrett is also finalizing other programs to bring that facility to a net-zero carbon footprint. This facility will serve as a pilot for Barrett distribution centers around the country.

GXT Green provides services and products that help the corporate community meet economic and social sustainability needs. Recently selected as a finalist in the prestigious businessGreen 2011 Leaders Award for Sustainability Consultancy of the Year, GXT Green is a division of Global Exchange Technologies, Inc., a global leader in technology, infrastructure and domain expertise that facilitates the establishment of next-generation financial and commodity exchanges. For more, please visit

Barrett Distribution Centers, headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, and founded as a single warehouse operation, has grown to serve a wide array of customers and industries with a network of 13 strategic distribution centers throughout the US. These facilities are designed to efficiently handle fast moving consumer goods for leaders and future leaders of the consumer electronics, chemical, food and beverage, and footwear and apparel sectors. Barrett provides both consumer direct fulfillment and retail channel delivery, with facilities and operations covering the East Coast, West Coast, MidAtlantic and Southeast. For more, please visit

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    Kevin Testa
    Barrett Distribution Centers
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