Metrolina builds a greener greenhouse

Metrolina builds a greener greenhouse

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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