Menasha Corp. going green at Neenah facility

Posted on Nov 11, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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  Menasha Corporation is installing five wind turbines for electrical generation at its office and manufacturing complex on the southwest side of Neenah along Highway 41.

The installation of five wind turbines is the largest announced by a business to date in Northeastern Wisconsin. SCA Tissue also has wind turbines outside its facility in the Town of Menasha.

“Our renewable energy project is part of the corporation’s support of alternative energy solutions and our focus on becoming a leader in sustainability,” says Jim Kotek, Menasha Corporation’s president and CEO. “Earlier this year, we identified sustainability as one of the critical areas in which Menasha must step forward and take a market leadership position. 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.”

Menasha Corporation is purchasing five 20 kW wind turbines from Renewegy LLC in Oshkosh, 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.

The construction of the five wind turbines for Menasha Corporation will make a total of 20 installations made by Renewegy.