Major independent limestone producer dedicates 3,000-panel solar farm

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Sources: Rogers Group Inc., Nashville; CMCM staff

New solar power infrastructure on a Batavia, Ohio parcel will yield more than one-third of the electricity typically consumed in an adjacent quarry’s underground mining operations. Quarry owner Arch Materials is a subsidiary of environment-minded Rogers Group Inc., Nashville, the largest independent crushed stone operator in the U.S.

“The emphasis on solar farms in the aggregates industry is a game-changer for more sustainable mining practices,” observes Rogers Group Vice President Brian Dillard. “This project utilizes land not currently in use by the mine to offset the location’s energy consumption.”

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