Highwood goes green, overhauls website
April 15, 2011,
On March 25, Highwood plugged in to its 100kW solar panel system and began running on the sun's power. A total of 493 photovoltaic panels were installed and tied directly into the plant's main electrical switchgear, providing power to light the plant and run the production lines.
This project - in addition to the installation of high-efficiency lighting in the plant in 2009 - is part of Highwood's ongoing commitment to environmentally responsible manufacturing. The solar panels were installed over land that is otherwise unusable; the panels sit atop a large cistern used to reclaim storm water runoff from Highwood's property. This cistern was installed in 2008 to protect the local high-quality trout streams.
Highwood's website gets makeover
The site also features a video tour of the company's factory and interviews with personnel and provides information on where to buy Highwood furniture and outdoor/spa accessories.
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