Saturday, January 12, 2013
The company has long made efforts to go green and now they have furthered that commitment to renewable energy by installing the largest onsite, company-owned wind turbines in the midwest.
RENEW Wisconsin, a nonprofit advocate for renewable energy, has lauded SC Johnson’s efforts to power up their manufacturing operations in Mount Pleasant with wind turbines. SC Johnson received the "Renewable Energy Customer-Generator of the Year” after they installed two wind turbines, which have 135-foot-long blades and produce about eight million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually, enough to power 700 homes in a year. Kelly M. Semrau, senior vice president of global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability at SC Johnson, expressed her gratitude for the award. "To be recognized with other Wisconsin companies that also champion clean energy is truly an honor and speaks to the priorities of the business community in our…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
SC Johnson turbines will help the facility provide 100 percent of its electrical energy onsite.
With the push of a button and after a short wait, the new wind turbines at the SC Johnson Waxdale plant began steadily turning and providing renewable energy Tuesday. The addition of wind power to the plant’s existing energy production means that the facility is now able to produce an average of 100 percent of its electrical energy onsite, reducing the plant's carbon emissions by 6,000 metric tons annually, according to the company. The wind turbines, with their 135-foot-long blades, will produce about eight million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually, enough to power 700 homes in a year. Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson chairman and CEO, said the wind turbines were a personal passion of his and stand as a testament to the company’s …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Construction of SC Johnson's wind turbines is underway at the Waxdale plant in Mount Pleasant.
Pieces of wind turbines arrived at SC Johnson's Waxdale plant in Mount Pleasant Monday. When complete and operational, the pair of turbines will generate 15 percent of the plant's electricity needs. The company's goal is to eventually get all of Waxdale's energy from sources produced onsite, with a full 60 percent coming from renewable sources. Mount Pleasant trustees last December approved the turbines with a 6-1 vote. Residents who initially opposed the project met with company officials last fall to successfully address concerns.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Residents who were opposing the machines at Waxdale have assurances from SCJ, and cleared the way for approval.
Update: The Mount Pleasant Village Board at their Dec 12 meeting approved two wind turbines for the northwest corner of SC Johnson's Waxdale plant on 16th Street. Only one trustee, Harry Manning dissented. Village resident Tom Joy lives on Willow Road, across from Waxdale, and at first opposed the company's proposal for the turbines, but he told the board that he was impressed with Gregg Anderegg's and Chip Brewer's sincere approach to resolving the issues. "Their willingness to address problems, even on personal property showed me they wanted to do right by the neighborhood," Joy said. "It might not be perfect, but it's the best it could be." Manning, though, said that since the Plan Commission's non-action, the only thing that has …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The company wants to generate 100 percent of its power for their Waxdale plant on-site.
Wind turbines to power Waxdale, the SC Johnson plant in Mount Pleasant, may soon be part of the local skyline. Residents are invited to a public hearing at 5:30 pm on Tues., Oct. 11, at Schulte School in Sturtevant to listen to a presentation from company officials. According to a press release from the company, SC Johnson plans to build two or three turbines to produce renewable energy for its Waxdale plant, which is the size of 36 football fields. Eventually, all of Waxdale's power will be produced on-site with 60 percent of it from renewable energy. “Today nearly 40 percent of the company’s worldwide electricity comes from renewable energy, and we’re committed to making even greater progress,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO, SC …