SWEDESBORO, NJ – BK Specialty Foods–a full-service specialty foods and beverage distributor serving the tri- state Philadelphia area for over 30 years–goes green with the completion of a 201 kW rooftop solar array atop its headquarters and distribution center in Swedesboro, NJ.
The Company partnered with Independence Solar, a turnkey installer of commercial solar energy, for all aspects of the 648 solar panel installation. The installation is projected to offset 35% of BK’s electrical needs for its refrigerated 45,000 square foot facility. This is equivalent to the impact of planting almost 9,000 trees or preventing almost 200 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Today, customers, partners, and staff of BK Specialty Foods can monitor the system’s performance and environmental benefit in real time.
Brett Kratchman, President of BK Specialty Foods, commented, “I had a very clear vision- to make BK Specialty Foods an eco-responsible company by minimizing our carbon footprint. With the experts at Independence Solar, I knew we were in good hands. This was a great experience from start to finish.”
Keith Peltzman, President at Independence Solar, shared: “We are honored that BK Specialty Foods selected Independence Solar to be their turnkey solar provider. With solar, Brett Kratchman is able to make BK Foods one of the most sustainable food distributors on the East Coast while simultaneously reducing operating expenses. Independence Solar was able to exceed expectations on timeline and budget and we are proud to include BK Foods as another satisfied client in New Jersey.”
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About BK Specialty Foods
BK Specialty Foods (www.bkfoods.com) is a family-owned business that has been providing impeccable service to the food-service industry for more than thirty years. BK trucks deliver fresh, frozen, and dry products to hotels, restaurants, corporate accounts, and retail stores from New York City to Washington DC. The Company has long- standing relationships with the leading specialty-foods manufacturers across the globe and provides the highest quality food products at competitive prices. BK Specialty Foods is committed to providing its customers 100% satisfaction, 365 days per year.
About Independence Solar
Independence Solar (www.independencesolar.com) is a turnkey installer of commercial solar energy. Since 2007, the team has developed and built over $200 million of solar projects, including the largest rooftop solar array (9 MW) in North America at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in NJ. Independence Solar forges long-term partnerships to maximize returns on their customers’ solar energy investments.
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