ABB, Tolar Manufacturing Company, and Camira recently announced news from their respective companies.
ABB Invests in Virginia E-Mobility Manufacturing Facility
The facility is equipped with manufacturing equipment to produce converters and batteries for the railway and transportation industries as well as electric off-road construction machinery for mining as well as electric buses.
The $6 million investment includes more than 65,000 square feet of operational space and will employ nearly 100 skilled production workers when at scale.
“This investment demonstrates ABB’s commitment to bring more products and solutions closer to customers and use technology to enable OEMs and operators to improve reliability, performance, and energy efficiency,” said Peter Basile, president, U.S. Traction Division, ABB, Inc. “This facility provides a comprehensive offering to our customers that will allow them to enhance their business by utilizing ABB technology and support.”
Tolar Delivers 30 Bus Shelters To Tallahassee
Tolar Manufacturing Company announced it has delivered 30 Signature Sunset bus shelters to the City of Tallahassee, Florida.
The shelters were purchased under a cooperative purchase agreement with the neighboring Jacksonville Transportation Authority.
Tolar designed and fabricated two shelter lengths, 10-foot and 12-foot, to meet StarMetro’s size and foundation requirements.
Some of the shelters provide revenue-generating advertising opportunities through oversize displays that are lit with solar illumination.
Camira Partners with UKFT
Camira has partnered with UKFT to lead a $5 million project that will divert thousands of tons of waste from landfill each year.
Autosort for Circular Textiles Demonstrator (ACT UK) is a two-year project which will see Camira, alongside a consortium of recycling technologies, textile collectors, academia, textile manufacturers, and retailers including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Pangaia, and New Look, develop to pilot a fully integrated, automated sorting, and pre-processing plant for waste textiles.
“ACT UK will be instrumental in making an impact in the textiles industry and Camira is committed to advancing the work towards a more circular economy,” said Ian Burn, director of marketing and sustainability at Camira. “More than one million tonnes of used textiles are generated annually in the UK and a third of these are unsuitable for resale, resulting in the majority being put into landfill or incineration. The ACT UK approach will allow us to combine existing and new technologies to generate huge volumes of material which can then be used for existing and emerging recycling processes.”