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The Artcraft Company Becomes First 100% Solar Powered Printer in New England

(May 2012) posted on Tue May 15, 2012

Solar panels on the roof feed into running the operation

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The Artcraft Company of North Attleboro, MA, is the first 100% solar-powered engraving and printing facility in New England, the company says. At a celebratory event, John Dumouchel, CEO, said his company is giving new meaning to the words "green printing"; then he figuratively flipped the switch to turn on the newly installed solar-powered system that now runs The Artcraft Company. 

Artcraft, one of the largest specialty print production facilities in New England, is best known for its high-quality engraving services for business cards and identity systems, invitations and more.

Dumouchel said, “We’re moving into a new dimension as we transform our company. Today, I am
very pleased to announce that The Artcraft Company is not only going solar, but with this change in how we power our operation, we can now produce the most environmentally responsible identity systems, and invitations possible. I want to go into the next generation doing the right thing for the communities in which we live and work.“
Artcraft, an FSC-certified printer, is now powering 100% of its engraving facility, and 50% of its offset department with clean, renewable, solar energy. through the use of solar power. We are excited to not only continue to support sound environmental practices within Artcraft, but to also make the most sustainable practices available to our customers,” said Dumouchel.

The Artcraft Company’s solar project is expected to reduce its green house gas emissions by over 5,226 tons of CO2 —equivalent to saving 10,774,845 miles of air travel, planting 209,032 trees, or not traveling 6,657,070 miles in an SUV. This significant carbon footprint reduction is the result of the new solar powered system that Munro Distributing has recently installed at The Artcraft Company. Over 1,100 solar panels have been installed on the roof of Artcraft’s production facility.


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