ARDMORE, Okla. – Dot Foods’ Ardmore employees celebrated Earth Day with child-friendly activities, a dirty sock contest and a cookout before hitting the streets to pick up trash and litter. Dot also held a home electronics recycling drive and cell phone collection. 

Driver trainer James Weaver, HR clerk Brandi Jones and HR manager Penni Wilson participated in the dirty sock contest, “Sock it to Exhaust,” to check car emissions (photo to the right). Each employee placed a clean white sock on the muffler of his or her car before the cars were turned on to run for two to three minutes, allowing the sock to catch any exhaust. The employee whose car had the dirtiest sock, Ben Parnacher, won a boxwood bush, and the cleanest sock winner, Jose Morales, won two Stoney LaRue tickets.

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Each of Dot Foods’ eight distribution centers across the country held its own Earth Day event, including “Lunch ‘n Learns” with topics ranging from recycling to home energy efficiency.  

Dot Foods Inc. carries 100,000 products from 700 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods and Dot

Transportation sell and deliver foodservice, convenience, retail, vending, equipment and supplies to leading distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla.