CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., October 25, 2016 – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce that Utility Trailer Sales of Central Oregon, Redmond has received a Climate Champion Award at this year’s 350 Deschutes’ Climate Change: Solutions & Opportunities Conference.
The award is given to companies, government entities, and individuals that show exemplary leadership in actions that combat climate change. In partnership with E2Solar, Utility Trailer Sales of Central Oregon became a Net Zero Facility. This means that the amount of energy that is consumed equals the amount of energy that is created.
“While we were designing our new building for Redmond, we thought our location was ideal to utilize solar energy to supplement the building’s power,” said Pat Hilsinger, President of Utility Trailer Sales of Oregon. “We enjoy an outstanding climate and quite a number of sunny days in Central Oregon. We were referred to the local firm, E2Solar who walked us through the possibilities for our property. Once we became aware of all of the available financial incentives – tax credits, grants, and Energy Trust support, it became a no-brainer. Not only are we supporting clean energy, but there is big up-side from an economic standpoint as this system will generate power for our facility long after the project has paid for itself in energy savings.”
The award was presented at the 350 Deschutes’ conference held October 3-4, 2016 at the Mt. Bachelor Village Conference Center in Bend, Oregon. To learn more about Utility Trailer Sales of Oregon, visit www.utilitytrailerore.com