Jayco on Monday announced that it will soon be wrapping up a major energy reduction project, which will transition more than 10% of all of its Middlebury, Indiana campus power usage to solar.
The project required a multi-million dollar investment by Jayco in a system that includes more than 3,000 panels producing up to 1,250,000 watts of electricity each year.
“Jayco has a long tradition of being a leader in sustainability in the RV industry and this solar project is simply the next step,” stated Mike Ritchie, Jayco’s vice president of finance. “Following the completion of this project, we will continue to raise the bar with a substantial LED lighting project across all facilities and a plan to introduce electric forklifts in our plants.”
The Jayco Family of Companies continues to make major strides to be landfill-free by recycling nearly 5,000,000 pounds of waste in 2021. Additional ongoing sustainability goals include reduced freshwater usage, increased utilization of sustainable materials, less energy consumption, and several others.
“We are simply doing our part through the continued integration of these sustainability initiatives, which will ultimately help to enable generations of families to enjoy the great outdoors through RVing,” commented Jayco President Ken Walters.
About Jayco Family of Companies
The Jayco Family of Companies manufactures and markets towable and motorized RVs through its Jayco, Starcraft RV, Entegra Coach, and Highland Ridge RV divisions. Products are manufactured in facilities in Middlebury, Indiana, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Shipshewana, Indiana. Jayco was started in 1968 and continues to operate on the same principles focusing on quality, customers, and family.
For more information about Jayco, Inc. or its products, call 1-800-RV-JAYCO, visit jaycofamily.com, or write to Jayco at PO Box 460, Middlebury, Indiana 46540.
For additional information on the Jayco Family of Companies, visit www.jaycofamily.com
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