Packaging firm’s renewable energy project prompts installation of wind turbines

By Andrew McDougall

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US packaging and logistics firm Menasha has announced that it has planned the largest business installation in Northeastern Wisconsin of wind turbines for electrical generation at its office and manufacturing complex.

Menasha, who manufacture skin & blister and cosmetics packaging, is purchasing five 20 kW wind turbines from Renewegy, a company which specializes in manufacturing wind energy turbines.

The turbines are expected to produce enough electrical power to provide for the basic office needs for the 115 employees at the headquarters of the Corporation and Menasha Packaging.

Renewable energy project

Menasha’s CEO, Jim Kotek said the installation is all part of the company’s renewable energy project which supports alternative energy solutions in a bid to reach its sustainability goals.

“Earlier this year, we identified sustainability as one of the critical areas in which Menasha must step forward and take a market leadership position,”​ he said.

“We have now made an important commitment to our community, customers, employees and shareholders by demonstrating that we are serious about improving the environment by using clean energy sources.”

Mike White, president of Menasha Packaging, added that the company has been collaborating with its customers to provide innovative packaging and supply chain solutions that the company hopes will build a sustainable future.

“The turbine project adds wind energy to the list of sustainability projects we have undertaken in our operations over the past couple of years to lessen our impact on the environment,”​ he continued.

In addition to the renewable energy project, the company is also implementing a number of energy-saving electrical improvements at its Neenah office.

Taking advantage of natural resource

For Renewegy, the construction of the five wind turbines for Menasha will make a total of 20 installations.

“Wind is the lowest-cost renewable energy source available to us in the Midwest and installations such as this bring increased attention to the opportunities we have to take advantage of a natural resource that will always be here and one that’s free to use,”​ said Jeff Ehlers, president of Renewegy.

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