Southeast Michigan beer distributor has invested in solar panels, LED lighting and hybrid vehicles
ORION CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Powers Distributing is celebrating Earth Day by renewing its commitment to protecting Michigan’s air, land and Great Lakes.
“We’ve worked diligently for the last four years to significantly reduce our carbon footprint by adding solar panels, LED lighting throughout our warehouse and a full fleet of hybrid tractor trailers,” said Gary Thompson, CEO at Powers Distributing. “We pride ourselves on using innovative, cutting-edge technology to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions while serving our customers across southeast Michigan.”
The Orion Charter Township-based beer distributor, which serves retailers in Oakland and Macomb counties, has installed 16,000 feet of solar panels, cutting monthly electric costs by $2,000.
“We have seen firsthand that focusing on energy efficiency saves money and also protects our air, land and Great Lakes,” said Gary Thompson. “We’re saving thousands of dollars every month using renewable energy to power our warehouse and energy efficient, LED lighting.”
Powers Distributing also operates the world’s largest privately-held hybrid fleet of tractor trailers, uses and a rainwater collection system to irrigate the area around its warehouse and recycles everything from cans and bottles to shop metal and wooden pallets.