Since the advent of automobiles, bicycles have, for the most part, been cast to the realm of recreation. They’re fun to ride. It’s a nice thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. An excellent family activity. It’s great exercise.
In recent years, bicycling has developed into more than a means for amusement. In 2010, the Census Bureau released data showing that over half of one percent of American workers rides bikes to work — a 40% increase from 2000. In addition to the immense health benefits, choosing a bike over a car is better for the environment, too.
Kennametal is on top of this trend. In celebration of National Bike to Work Week (May 14–18), which is a part of National Bike to Work Month (all of May), the Kennametal plant in Rogers, Arkansas, gave their cars a brake (get it?) and rode their bikes to and from work. This is quite a feat — especially when you consider that some had over 20 miles, one way, to travel! Because of their determination and zest to participate, Kennametal earned 2nd place in their category.
This latest achievement is just another testament to Kennametal’s commitment to the environment — and the health and safety of all employees. With the most innovative technology, Kennametal can offer customers high performing tools with a lower impact on the environment.
Congratulations to the entire team in Rogers, Arkansas!