23 May '11, 9am

Baltimore GM Factory Grows with Solar Power

Though Rust Belt woes are most closely associated with the midwestern states, former East Coast manufacturing powerhouses also suffered mightily from plant closings. However, there is also a strong advantage in proximity to global shipping and rail transportation, which would provide a significant competitive edge for companies that can devise ways to overcome the region’s obstacles. One of the many factors arrayed against East Coast states, for example, is high waste disposal costs. GM dealt with that a few years ago by making its Baltimore facility landfill free. GM is also using landfill gas , hydro and solar at other U.S. facilities. The company just announced plans to build a new 516-kilowatt solar installation at its Volt plant in southeast Michigan, which like the Baltimore plant recently won a green award (the Clean Corporate Citizen Award) from its home state. The...

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