Washington, D.C., November 14, 2013 – It’s simple: Bikes are good for business – and their employees. Bicycles are helping to drive economic development across the country, and they’re creating a more energized, alert and productive workforce for the companies that have embraced bicycling.
Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Cashman Equipment with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for leading America toward a more sustainable future.
With the announcement of 90 new BFBs today in 29 states and Washington, D.C., Cashman Equipment joins a visionary group of more than 600 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
“Businesses like Cashman Equipment are leading the way to a healthier and more sustainable future,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “While helping boost the economy in their communities, Bicycle Friendly Businesses are also investing in a happier and more productive workforce.”
As part of Cashman Equipment’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Gold designation, alternative transportation was a consideration long before the building was built. Bicycle racks, as well as covered parking for motorcyclists, carpoolers, and hybrid vehicles, were incorporated into the original architectural plans. With the ever-expanding bicycle trails in the City of Henderson, bicycling continues to become a more viable alternative transportation mode.
“When we built our sustainable corporate headquarters, we looked at ways to support a healthy lifestyle for our employees,” said MaryKaye Cashman, CEO and Chairman of Cashman Equipment. “Having bicycle-friendly facilities is an important part of that, and we’re very pleased to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists.”
Now, Cashman Equipment will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to make biking even better at Cashman Equipment. When employees bike to work, great things happen like a decreased carbon footprint and enhanced health.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program…The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America’s 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org.
Cashman Equipment Company… Founded in 1931 by James “Big Jim” Cashman, Cashman Equipment is one of the highest rated Caterpillar equipment dealers in North America. A full service dealership, Cashman provides new and used equipment for sale and rental, as well as high-quality parts and service to mining, construction, paving, truck engine, on-highway trucks, and power system industries throughout Nevada and parts of California. With LEED Gold certified corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, Cashman is one of the largest privately-owned employers in the state. For more information, visit www.cashmanequipment.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/CashmanEquipment) or Twitter (@CashmanCat).