A 55-meter wind turbine soon will be generating half of the power needed to operate Superior Farms' Dixon food processing plant, the company announced.
The 1-megawatt turbine is expected to go online around the first of the year.
Company officials said it speaks to their green credentials. "We are committed at every facet of our business to sustainability," said Ed Jenks, CEO for Superior Farms. "The entire company is proud that we are making this statement of environmental stewardship."
The tower will be owned and operated by California-based Foundation Windpower. Superior Farms has a 20-year agreement to purchase the power.