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Metrolina builds a greener greenhouse

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Grower teams up with Chevy to reduce carbon footprint

| January 4, 2012



Metrolina Greenhouses is turning to some Detroit muscle to find new ways to make its 6.1 million square-foot Huntersville greenhouse more environmentally friendly, The Herald Weekly reported.

The company’s owners recently announced they were teaming up with Chevrolet to install a biomass boiler that will burn waste wood rather than gas or oil.

“As a large-scale operation delivering approximately 70 million plants a year, we’re committed to activities like this that help us become a greener greenhouse,” said Abe VanWingerden, co-CEO of Metrolina Greenhouses.

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