Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Company, that stalwart of efficient energy practices and environmental consciousness, has been chosen by The Detroit Free Press as one of the best places to work in Southeast Michigan.
The Detroit Free Press conducted a survey several months ago, and recently announced that Atlas is a top winner. The company will be recognized in the Oct. 4 issue of The Detroit Free Press.
Atlas Oil CEO Sam Simon said the survey results are especially pleasing because the survey didn’t come from any outside public relations firm or the company bragging about itself – the results were entirely based on what team members said about the company on a confidential survey they completed several months ago.
Atlas had more than 70% of employees respond to the Free Press survey, when only a 40% response rate was required to be considered.
The company recently gave a running tally of its ambitious energy conservation and alternative fuels programming In 2002, the company began offering renewable fuels, including biodiesel, ethanol, E85, E10 and renewable diesel.
In its raw form, biodiesel is also known as B100. Blends of biodiesel range from a B2 (2% Biodiesel and 98% petroleum diesel) to a B99.
Atlas Oil said these renewable fuels help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil, as well as benefitting the country’s agriculture and economy.
Some of biodiesel’s benefits:
Atlas Oil is one of a small group of distributors of biodiesel in southeast Michigan and the only one with onsite, indoor-heated bulk storage. In 2006, the company created a renewable fuels logo.
Other ways the company is heading up the green energy movement:
Atlas distributes petroleum products and related services in the Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas and Wisconsin markets.
Check out the company’s Web site at www.atlasoil.com.