Henderson County, NC – Haynes Wire, located in Mountain Home, has installed a 1-megawatt solar fixed, ground mount array system at its facility to reduce the dependence on nonrenewable energy sources. The facility is a long-time manufacturer in Henderson County and has been providing high-quality, stable jobs to Henderson County residents for over twenty years.
Haynes Wire is affiliated with Haynes International, a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of technologically advanced, high-performance nickel and cobalt-based alloys for use in high-temperature and corrosion applications. With multiple locations in the United States, Haynes International products are distributed globally and used in a variety of markets, including aerospace, chemical processing, and power generation.
Haynes International, like most forward-looking companies, is environmentally conscious and actively working to lighten its carbon footprint. Since 2010, the company has invested more than $2.0 million in energy conservation programs, and as a result, the company now saves approximately $1.1 million in energy costs per year. The company has specific targets in place for reducing electricity and natural gas consumption in its energy conservation programs. The newly installed 1-megawatt solar system at Haynes Wire provides over 50% of the electricity needs for the 100,000 square foot facility.
“As the manufacturing industry continues to adapt to the challenges of our current market, sustainability has become a top priority,” says Nathan Kennedy, current Chair for Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development. “Haynes Wire is leaning into the responsibility of being an environmentally conscious leader by installing this large solar project, showing it is at the forefront of issues that matter to consumers and communities.”
“Henderson County has been a great home for our company for many years. We are always looking for ways to improve our systems and reduce our impact on the local and global environment,” remarked Tim Honeycutt, General Manager of Haynes Wire. “We are excited about the advantage this solar system gives us and to continue investing in these types of projects.” Continuing its long-term commitment to quality jobs in Henderson County.
The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Inc. is a 501(c)6 organization that works to: retain and attract quality jobs; solicit new business compatible with the assets and values of Henderson County; promote Henderson County’s business image; assist expansion of existing companies; and enhance Henderson County’s overall quality of life. Since 1993, it has assisted in the creation and retention of over 3,500 jobs and in bringing almost $1 billion of taxable investment to Henderson County.
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Tim Honeycutt – General Manager