Timm will be responsible for delivering operational excellence and growth of Pregis’ blown film and converting operations in the new Anderson, South Carolina facility, as well as the Grand Rapids, Michigan location. The company recently announced a $80 million investment in the new South Carolina operation which will be serving food, CPG, medical, and converter market segments with engineered, customer-focused flexible packaging solutions tailored to the dynamic needs of brand owners and suppliers. “We view growth in specialty films as one of our top strategic imperatives. As the leader of this business, Dave will be charged with delivering on our aggressive goals through organic business growth and strategic expansion. He will oversee the significant investments we’ve made in our operations and build out a center of excellence with the vision of being the first choice in the market. As we look to the future, Dave will reinforce the Pregis Purpose to ‘Protect, Preserve, Inspyre’ by innovating, providing manufacturing excellence and delivering flexible packaging solutions that are driven by our Pregis 2K30 sustainability plan,” said Kevin Baudhuin, president and CEO, Pregis.
Crown Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com) Spartanburg, South Carolina, aerosol plant is set to offset one-third of its annual electrical usage by implementing a new solar panel array, covering approximately five acres. The project marks Crown’s first use of solar power energy worldwide and contributes to one of the Company’s 2020 sustainability goals of reducing its energy consumption by implementing renewable and alternative energy projects at the local level.
“Crown’s mission is to continue identifying unique sustainability projects that align with our commitment to manage and conserve resources and bring innovations to market that support the sustainability efforts of our customers and consumers,” said John Rost, Director of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Crown Holdings, Inc. “Working with Keystone Power Holdings to enact a project of this scale is a prime example of this effort in action. This project also contributes to Crown’s wider goal of continuing to drive down its emissions.”
Keystone Power Holdings and its affiliate KPH Construction Services worked closely with Hannah Solar to construct the ground-mounted solar array system – measuring in at 924.6 kilowatts with 2,680 photovoltaic modules. The system was installed and became operational in October 2017. It is expected to produce for the plant 1,310 megawatt hours per year, which is approximately enough electricity to continuously power 500 homes.
“We are pleased to be able to partner with Crown to help make its energy purchases green while delivering significant energy savings,” said William R. DePhillipo, co-founder of Keystone Power Holdings. “It was a pleasure to work together with Crown and Hannah Solar to develop and implement the largest leased solar array in South Carolina. It is a sign of great things to come in the state’s solar industry.”
In 2016, Crown set rigorous sustainability goals to be achieved by 2020 to support its commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its global operations and expand communication of its sustainability performance to stakeholders. Since then, the Company has already reduced energy consumption by 5.3% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels, exceeding one of its goals.