Manufacturer will power facilities with solar farm

TOWN OF WALLKILL – President Container, a company that manufactures corrugates boxes, will power its Town of Wallkill facilities with a solar farm.

Through PCH Energy, LLC, the company has secured approval from the Orange County Industrial Development Agency to receive local sales tax exemptions on purchase of materials for the work.

IDA Associate Executive Director Laurie Villasuso said the project will be good for energy savings, the environment and the economy.

“As a result of all of their energy savings, they are going to be able to hire new workers will be able to run their facility 24/7, turn it into an operation with numerous shifts, and all as a result of the savings,” Villasuso said.

The solar field will be constructed on 11 acres adjacent to their present facility and include 19,000 panels.