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September, 28 2015



1 million kilowatt hours of energy produced from PADNOS’ solar panels


Holland, MI (September 28, 2015) – PADNOS, a full service recycling company, has practiced sensible sustainability for over 100 years.  Today, the company announced it has surpassed one GWH – One Million Kilowatt Hours – of energy production via its solar panels at its Wyoming facility, a milestone in its solar energy initiative.


PADNOS commissioned Grand Rapids-based Cascade Renewable Energy to build the 150-kilowatt solar array in 2010. It consists of 636 3-foot-by-5-foot solar panels that cover 15,000 square feet of the company’s Wyoming location, home of the PADNOS plastics, nonferrous, and e-scrap recycling operations. The solar array can reach a peak daily energy production over 1000 kWh.


“The solar panel installation was a way of furthering our company’s environmental commitment,” offered company CEO Jeff Padnos. “It’s an excellent example of ‘walking our talk.’ We partner with businesses throughout the United States to help them reach their sustainability goals – it’s smart business and the right thing to do.” The success of the solar panels demonstrates the company’s commitment to people, the planet, and the bottom line. Padnos added, “We recycle everything, including the sun.”


The solar panel installation is one of many PADNOS sustainability initiatives. For consultation with one of the company’s trained sustainability experts, please call (800) 442-3509.



Founded in 1905, PADNOS is a family-owned and operated business, creating recycling solutions and managing scrap products for industrial and commercial accounts with accuracy, efficiency, and innovation. The company recycles paper, plastics, ferrous, and non-ferrous metals, as well as e-scrap at its 20 locations in Michigan and throughout the United States.


For additional information, please contact:

Leslie Lynch
(616) 796-7122