Suncast Corporation – Committed to Sustainability
Batavia, IL – June 15, 2021
Suncast Corporation, the market-leading manufacturer of high-quality resin products made in the U.S.A., announced the installation of new solar array panels to help power its Batavia, Illinois operations.
The solar panels will generate in thousands of kilowatts of clean energy to help run our plant, and allow us to do it in a sustainable and more environmentally friendly way. This enhancement not only improves our facility, but also benefits the community. We believe that this is not only the right thing to do, but good business.
“Suncast Corporation is committed to sustainability and corporate responsibility in all that we do, and the addition of this solar array will help us power our operations in a socially responsible and environmentally sound way and furthers us toward our goal of becoming carbon neutral,” said Thomas Tisbo, CEO and President of Suncast Corporation.
The installation of the solar array panels is just one of many initiatives taken by Suncast to operate in an environmentally friendly, responsible and sustainable way. Other initiatives include the use of recycled materials together with offering recycling for all products it sells, the use of electric powered hybrid vehicles at facilities, and the replacement of lighting and equipment with more efficient alternatives.
About Suncast® and Suncast Commercial®
Suncast Corporation is a privately held designer, manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial products for the home and industrial markets. The scope of the extensive product range includes innovative items in several categories encompassing: Outdoor Storage, Lawn and Garden, planters, Snow Tools, Deck and Patio Accessories, Outdoor Furniture, and several others.
Suncast continues to be a leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality resin products made in the U.S.A. for over 35 years. The Suncast brand is the market share leader in hose reels, outdoor storage and snow tools. These products are sold through over 25,000 retail outlets in the United States and Canada, primarily through Big Box, Hardware, Clubs and Specialty Retail chains as well as major e-commerce providers.
We were tremendously excited to build Suncast Corporation’s solar installation at their Batavia, IL facility where they manufacture high-quality resin products here in the U.S. This system has a total capacity of 1.631 MW that will produce over 2 million kWh’s annually. The project utilized SolarEdge inverters and Unirac‘s EcoFoot2+ ballasted mounting system.
This project is part of a larger picture for Suncast. In 2021, they launched their Brilliant by Design™ sustainability initiative that includes leaning into solar and other emissions reduction strategies, such as swapping wooden skids and blocks for recyclable corrugated cardboard versions, allowing them to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 25% across all facilities by 2025 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Suncast has amazing goals set before them and Solar One is proud to do our part.