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Dec 4, 2014

As of October, surface innovator ATI Decorative Laminates is offsetting half of its power consumption with renewable energy. This comes as a result of a large-scale solar project recently completed at the 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in central North Carolina.

“It’s something we’ve been working toward for several years,” says ATI President Tara Burgio. “As an ISO 14001 certified company, the solar project reflects our commitment to continuous improvement in all areas of the manufacturing process.”

Since June of this year, more than 950 solar modules have been installed, covering 85 percent of the company’s roof. These modules will annually produce an estimated 356 megawatt hours of clean energy. With North Carolina’s rate of carbon emissions at more than 1,600 pounds per MWh, ATI’s investment will reduce greenhouse gases by more than 732,000 pounds per year.

“As a small, privately owned company, this project is a big step in the right direction for sustainability,” says Vice President of Operations Chris Moore. “It reflects a ‘culture of conservation’ within our organization and our community.”

About ATI Decorative Laminates

ATI Decorative Laminates is the leader in innovative laminate surfaces for the hospitality, contract and retail markets. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, ATI designs and manufactures wall panels, ceiling tiles, backsplashes and trims in every substrate from thermoplastics and FRP to glass and wood. The company’s focus on leadership, customer service and cutting-edge technology earned it ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certifications. For more information, visit Connect with ATI via Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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