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Greene Concepts Upgrades Bottling Plant In Marion, NC


Greene Concepts is continuing to make additional improvements within and around its beverage and water bottling plant in Marion, North Carolina.

“As sales continue to expand nationally and locally, the company experiences increased trailer traffic to its bottling plant. Resurfacing of all surrounding roadways leading to and around the plant, along with our parking lot, prepares our production facility to better receive trailers from larger national retail outlets,” said Ken Porter, Greene Concepts bottling plant manager.

“These warmer summer months have increased demand for our water across the country, therefore, we have purchased a new Vesco Toyota internal combustion forklift “ToyotaLift” to allow us to load trailers twice as fast, with greater efficiency, and with less effort to help us load trailers that will carry our products to retailers across the country. This also increases both driver and local employee morale within the plant.”

Improvements include the resurfacing of its roadway, driveway and parking lot, repainting of the building’s interior and exterior, improving the LED lighting, power washing and painting of the entire plant and purchasing a double forklift to quicken the load capability of its products into tractor trailers for nationwide distribution. This is an augmentation to the previously announced bottling plant enhancements in the company’s press release

“Our bottling plant improvements include the professional painting and pressure washing of our entire bottling facility,” said Amy McNally, VP of sales marketing.

“Painting will begin Aug. 27 and conclude on Sept. 10. This includes the painting of all walls using extra-white colored bond-plex water-based acrylic coating. The product is formulated for direct application to pre-finished medal siding and suitable for both interior and exterior use, offers outstanding adhesion and is suitable for use in USDA inspected facilities.”

Lenny Greene, CEO, states, “Finally, we have completed and improved the LED lighting within the entire plant. The new lighting offers five times more lighting, and there is no unscheduled downtime due to lighting failures. With the replacement of light fixtures in our production and warehouse areas from standard halide fixtures to LED fixtures, the life expectancy of the lighting increases from 1.4 years to 20+ years, reduces energy consumption and increases the quality of light.

“The new lighting has automated lighting restart in case of a power outage…last year, we completely replaced and upgraded the entire roof of the facility as well. Each of these improvements to the bottling plant positions us to manage increased sales volume at less cost and greater efficiency as we continue to expand our footprint across the country.”

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