Taylor Farms is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods. They focus on innovation by consistently developing new products and improving production methods. With 12 operating companies and distribution facilities throughout North America, the company has a significant focus on offsetting energy usage and costs.
The first major renewable energy investment for Taylor Farms was in 2012 at their facility in Salinas, CA where they installed a 1 MW fuel cell made by Bloom Energy that converts fuel into electricity through a clean, electro-chemical process. Since then, the company has installed a wind turbine, four major solar installations built by REC Solar, a cogeneration project as well as a water recycling plant. The most recent solar project is a rooftop system built on the company’s brand new facility in Dallas, Texas. It represents one of the largest privately-owned solar systems in the state.
“Taylor Farms is a leader in the agriculture industry, and now in sustainability, because we know it’s the right thing to do. Not only are we taking care of the environment but we’re also providing ourselves with reliable and cost effective energy sources.”
Nicole Flewell, Taylor Farms Director of Sustainability