Marc Fuchs, Executive Vice President M. Tucker Co.

M. Tucker Co. is based in Paterson, NJ and is one of the nation's largest foodservice equipment and supplies distributors. Independently owned, it also provides design/build services and works closely with general contractors, consultants, and architects to execute projects of all sizes.

Ask what your suppliers are doing to become more sustainable. “We have worked to make our own operations more sustainable, investing about $80,000 just to retrofit the lights in our facilities. We got half of that back or more as credits from the utility and the payback was about a year for the remaining investment. We have made room in our warehouse for new lines of disposables that are compostable and for chemicals that are produced from plant derivatives and which are safe from a ma

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