Wigwam Awarded For Going Green!

Wigwam Mills is rewarded for lessening their impact on the environment with solar panels.
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WIGWAM® WINS SE2 AWARD FOR GOING GREEN!

SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Dec. 19, 2008 – As the population increases on our Earth today, there is a need for more of everything. With that come more pollutant gases. Wigwam Mills, Inc., has recognized the need for power reduction in order to decrease the amount of pollutant gases emitted as well as other impacts on the environment. In March of 2008, Wigwam successfully installed a solar process water heating system at its corporate headquarters in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Thus, Wigwam has been recognized for superior elements of an outstanding design. As a result of this new system, Wigwam has been given the SE2 award. Wigwam was recognized for their leadership in energy efficiency and in-depth research and design for their environmentally friendly hot water system. The change in Wigwam's textile factory is a shining example of how a modest investment can contribute a significant reduction in the factory's carbon footprint.

“We are excited to find feasible ways to lessen our impact on the environment and I know we will continue to do that moving forward,” said Margaret Chesebro, field-marketing manager for Wigwam. “Wigwam is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen in all of our endeavors, so using solar power is simply one more way that we are making a meaningful difference in our environment.”

Solar hot water systems are one of the most economical and productive renewable energy technologies, even in the Midwest. With its hot water system, Wigwam clearly sets the standard for being environmentally conscious over most companies. Few companies seem either aware or willing to make the initial investment in the systems. Not only did Wigwam install the system, they devoted time to examine their energy usage patterns in order to zero in on what was the best solar arrangement for their factory.

About SE2 Program:

The SE2 award program recognizes leadership in energy-efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation of Wisconsin commercial and other nonresidential buildings and related systems. The goal is to encourage greater collaboration among owners, designers, builders and operators by highlighting the value of projects that enhance the built environment. Each year the award committee receives applications from many of Wisconsin's most innovative and high-performance building projects.

About Wigwam:
Wigwam Mills, Inc., was founded in 1905 and is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is an authentic American brand that designs, manufactures and markets the knitwear that America grew up with. For more information, visit www.wigwam.com or e-mail Wigwam at socks@wigwam.com. Wigwam has consolidated its previous 20 product categories into five simple competencies, each packaged in a vibrant color of nature. The Sport competency packaging is green, denoting life, nourishment, freshness and green grass. Wigwam…LIFE IS MOVEMENT.

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