Dramm Installs Solar Panels at Wisconsin Headquarters
The Dramm Corporation recently finished installing 286 solar panels at its new headquarters in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The 18,000 sq. ft. ground-mount solar panels produce an annual energy savings of 161,990 kilowatts, according to a news release from the company.
Company President Hans Dramm said in the release that the project fit with the company’s focus on conservation.
“The roots of our business are planted in the goal of conserving water for the horticulture industry,” he said. “The addition of solar PV enhances our long-term commitment to saving energy and being environmentally conscious. We expect the array to provide at least 90% of our annual energy needs with options for future growth. The panels are dual-sided, which adds to their efficiency by allowing for the collection of photovoltaic energy refracting from the ground and collected from direct contact.”
The new Dramm headquarters, located in the Manitowoc Industrial Park, began construction in May 2021. The warehouse is complete, and completion of an office building is scheduled for the late summer of 2022.
The Dramm Corporation started in 1941 with John Dramm inventing a product to water plants in the greenhouse quickly and efficiently. He designed the 400 Water Breaker Nozzle, which applied large quantities of water in a soft stream while conserving water.
Today, Dramm’s four business segments are commercial greenhouse equipment, retail gardening products, Drammatic organic fertilizer, and DRAMMwater for greenhouse water treatment systems.
For more information about Dramm’s products and services, visit www.dramm.com.