Nestle dips into wind energy: Business briefs

March 5, 2013 by  
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Nestle dips into wind energy

Nestle initiated its first wind energy project by hosting two wind turbines at its Nestle Waters North America bottling plant in Cabazon, Calif. The turbines will provide wind power for 30 percent of the facility where the company produces its Arrowhead and Nestle Pure Life brand bottled waters. NWNA chose this location for its turbines, along the I-10 corridor in southern California, because of the high wind potential. The two 1.6 megawatt GE wind turbines in Cabazon will produce an average of 12,900,000 kilowatt hours annually, powering the equivalent of 1,100 U.S. homes. The project will also save 7,320 tons of CO2 emissions, offsetting the equivalent emissions from 20,687 oil barrels and saving the equivalent of 1,897 acres of trees. NWNA partnered with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and Foundation Windpower to site and host and commission the wind turbines.

Head of Ethan Allen to present in Orlando

Ethan Allen Interiors announced that M. Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president and chief executive officer will present at the Raymond James 34th annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The live webcast can be accessed via the company’s investor events website at where it will be archived for seven days following the live presentation.

ASG launches new packaging closure

ASG (AGI-Shorewood Group), a global packaging manufacturer, has developed an automated inline process for creating magnetized product packaging. Designed for a new line of chewing gum, the folding packs feature a new type of magnetic closure. The new brand rolled out in the United States this summer to such retailers as Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, and Rite Aid, with plans to expand globally in 2013. AGI-Shorewood Group has its North American headquarters in Stamford.

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