At the Tennessee Solar Solutions Conference held in Memphis, in early April Tullahoma Utilities Board General Manager, Brian Skelton, and TUB Chairman received an award from the TVA on behalf of Goodrich Corporation, Landing Gear Tullahoma Division, which manufactures aviation parts for the aerospace industry.
At the Tennessee Solar Solutions Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 9th, Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB) General Manager, Brian Skelton, and TUB Chairman, Duane Thorpe, received an award from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on behalf of Goodrich Corporation. Goodrich was selected to receive the award for outstanding combination of Green Power Switch support and energy efficiency improvements in operations.
The recognition Goodrich received was TVA’s “Innovator of the Year for Efficiency and Renewable Energy” award. This award is an effort by TVA to increase community awareness of the investment customers are making in green power, such as solar, wind, and alternative fuels. In order to participate, businesses must purchase green power blocks through TUB. The energy program is made available through TVA, which is TUB’s provider of electricity in Tullahoma. Details of the program can be found at TVA’s website, which is www.tva.gov/greenpowerswitch.
“Duane and I were proud to accept the award on Goodrich’s behalf,” said Brian Skelton, General Manager of TUB. “This shows how much effort Goodrich has consciously made to focus on renewable energy and make their business more energy efficient.”
The award was brought back from the conference by Skelton and presented to Goodrich at the local Tullahoma Goodrich plant last week to Maintenance and Facilities Manager, Joe Pannell. He was pleased to receive the award and said that Goodrich has plans to purchase more green power blocks in the near future.