Joseph Abboud MFG Corp., maker of tailored clothing for men, and Beaumont Solar have announced the completion of a 1.3 MW solar rooftop project on Abboud’s manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Mass. According to Beaumont Solar, the project’s 4,127 solar panels now provide about 70% of the facility’s power needs.
Working with the finance, facilities and operations teams from Joseph Abboud and Tailored Brands – the corporate owner of the Joseph Abboud brand and factory -Beaumont Solar constructed the solar project on the building’s 272,000 square-foot roof. IBEW Local 223 members competed the electrical workmanship.
“When you look at our facility, you immediately see a big, tall smokestack across the street,” comments Anthony Sapienza, president of Joseph Abboud. “This is how our facility used to get powered, first with coal and then with oil. Now we are almost completely self-sufficient, producing our own clean energy, without emissions, and significantly reducing our energy costs. These savings we can immediately put to use to benefit our company, our people and, ultimately, our customers. The value of solar is unbeatable.”