Trenton Forging Makes Good Use of Unused Energy
June 22, 2010
Trenton Forging of Trenton, Mich., discovered an innovative way to utilize the unused energy from its manufacturing processes. The company, a producer of custom impression-die forgings, created a rooftop greenhouse that uses the natural byproduct to heat water that feeds into the greenhouse. The 1,600-foot structure takes a previously unused resource and transforms it into a harvest of over 1,400 plants, which include lettuce, spinach, herbs, tomatoes and flowers. “It only makes sense to find a renewable use for unused energy. We’re excited about continuing to move forward in our efforts to enhance the environment,” said David Moxlow, Trenton Forging’s president.