Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Matouk's new system will reduce carbon emissions
Matouk's new system will reduce carbon emissions
Apr '10
John Matouk & Co will officially “flip the switch” on an 84 kw solar-powered energy system—the largest in Southeastern Massachusetts—during a special ceremony at the Matouk factory in the Fall River Industrial Park. U.S. Congressman Barney Frank and Fall River Mayor William Flanagan will be in attendance.

President and CEO George Matouk Jr. saw the decision to turn to solar power as a compelling investment for his business both economically and socially, explaining, “Based on the support of Commonwealth Solar and the Federal Government, we were able to make a powerful statement about the company's commitment to the future of our business, to a more sustainable energy standard and, of course, to a cleaner environment.”

The 81-year old company has invested deeply in its vibrant Fall River production facility, the community of Fall River, its skilled local workforce, and now—through its solar energy installation on the roof—its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and make a tangible commitment to social responsibility.

Matouk's new system will reduce carbon emissions by 176,022 lbs of CO2 annually. This is equivalent to the emissions from an average passenger car driving 336,373 miles every year for thirty years, and the CO2 that would be removed by planting 70 acres of trees. This system will also reduce Nitrogen oxide emissions by 15,300 lbs over the life of the system—nitrogen oxides are a major contributor to smog and air induced respiratory problems.

Already generating power since January, the system can be monitored through a special reporting site set up by Borrego Solar Systems, the Lowell, Massachusetts-based company that designed and installed it.

John Matouk and Co

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

Pakistan powerloom sector on verge of closure: APCPA

The powerloom sector in Pakistan is undergoing serious crisis and is...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Indian govt plans roadshows to promote textile exports

The Indian government has planned to conduct roadshows to boost the...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

TPP may hit roadblock

The 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that was signed earlier ...

Interviews View All

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Rashi Menda

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search