Best Home Furnishings to expand environmental stewardship efforts


June 25, 2010 – (RealEstateRama)
Who:  Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Best Home Furnishings

What:  Voluntary Idling Program induction ceremony

When:  10 a.m. (local time), Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Where:  Best Home Furnishings, 1 Best Drive, Ferdinand, Ind.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) senior environmental manager Dave Abel will visit Best Home Furnishings, 1 Best Drive, Ferdinand, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29 to officially welcome the company into IDEM’s Voluntary Idling Program (VIP) for cleaner air. Abel will present a certificate to Eric Vollmer, Best Home Furnishings Sales and Marketing Specialist, to commemorate the occasion.

As part of its VIP commitment, Best Home Furnishings will implement a No Idling policy and post “No Idling” signs at its facility; ensure  employees and drivers are aware of the company’s commitment to reducing unnecessary and excessive engine idling; and inform its  partners about the company’s commitment to reducing unnecessary and excessive engine idling. IDEM’s free VIP initiative assists Indiana freight carriers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers reduce or eliminate unnecessary heavy-duty diesel truck idling. Increasing a company’s fuel efficiency reduces petroleum consumption, fuel costs, engine wear and maintenance costs, diesel emissions, and noise.

“Best Home Furnishings is to be commended for taking action to reduce its diesel emissions,” said Abel. “The reduction of vehicle emissions helps improve air quality.”

“Best Home Furnishings is committed to conducting business in an environmentally-responsible manner,” said Vollmer. “We are always searching for more environmentally-responsible ways to conduct our business and joining IDEM’S VIP program is an ideal way to help us conserve natural resources.”

Best Home Furnishings is the 29th company to join VIP. VIP partners are encouraged to invest in employee training and support materials to better educate their staff about techniques to reduce or eliminate unnecessary idling. For more information about Indiana’s VIP, visit

About IDEM
IDEM ( implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.

About Best Home Furnishings
Founded in 1962, Best Home Furnishings is a leader in the manufacturing of upholstery seating for the home. Family owned and operated, Best Home Furnishings’ facilities cover over 1,100,000 square feet in five locations with over 850 employees. Currently the number 16th ranked supplier of furniture in North America, product lines include chairs, recliners, glide rockers, office seating and sofas. Fast delivery, exceptional variety of choice, trouble free quality and competitive pricing are key elements in the success of Best Home Furnishings practices

Allison Fore
Phone: (317) 232-8500
Email: afore (at) idem.IN (dot) gov


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