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(Oshkosh, Wis.) – Oshkosh-based promotional products retailer 4imprint plans to build a solar array at its Distribution Center, 2875 Atlas Avenue, Oshkosh. When complete, the 2,600-panel solar array is expected to generate one-megawatt of electricity and significantly increase the portion of the company’s energy requirements generated by renewable sources.
The solar collection system will further utilize their existing property located to the west of their Distribution Center. Planning for the project began in 2019. When complete, it is expected to generate more than 40% of the current requirements to power the 4imprint Distribution Center, and any excess electricity collected will be fed into the local power grid.
“This project allows us to dramatically increase the proportion of the business we power with renewable energy,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, CEO, 4imprint. “It’s an exciting step forward on our journey to become a more sustainable company and I’m proud of the work the team has done to bring this project to fruition.”
The solar project is the latest effort on 4imprint’s journey toward sustainability. In 2017, 4imprint launched an internal, environmentally focused team to measure the company’s current environmental impact, engage the organization around sustainability and make recommendations on improving the environmental footprint across the company and supply chain. In 2020, 4imprint pledged carbon neutrality by December 2022. In November 2021, the company announced it had been certified as a CarbonNeutral® company by Natural Capital Partners.
The solar array installation is expected to be completed in August of 2022. A survey of the solar array site is scheduled for March, with installation slated to begin in April. Eland Electric of Green Bay will lead the installation.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group plc, which is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. The Group serves millions of customers with promotional items throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. 4imprint offers corporate gifts, personalized gifts, custom T-shirts, promotional pens, travel mugs, tote bags, water bottles, Post-it® Notes, custom calendars, custom shirts and much more. For additional information, visit www.4imprint.com.