Tofurky Company Celebrates New LEED Platinum Production Plant In Hood River September 6, 7 And 8
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 03:17 PM EDT
The Tofurky Company, a global leader in plant based proteins is celebrating the opening of their new LEED Platinum manufacturing plant on the waterfront in Hood River, Oregon. The new plant, which will come on line early in 2014, is only the second LEED Platinum food processing plant in the USA and the sixth in the world. Environmental features of the new building include a roof top array of 400 solar panels capable of producing over 100 kWh of electricity per year, a free solar powered electric car charging station, green roof with a bocce court, Recycled materials are used throughout the building which is 34% more efficient than Oregon Code in energy efficiency and 40% more efficient in its use of water.
On Saturday September 7, the public is invited to tour the building and sample free samples of Tofurky products, hear local musicians in a parking lot street fair called “Tofurkyfest”. Vegetarian cooking classes, a Disc Golf tournament, rooftop Bocce Tournament and a four course gourmet vegan banquet and dance can all be signed up for at www.tofurkyfest.com. Michael Greger, a leading proponent of plant based diets from Washington DC will be among the guest speakers on Saturday night.
“Though I had a hunch 33 years ago that plant based foods would one day be more popular, it’s safe to say that this company and this new plant are beyond my wildest dreams”, says Seth Tibbott, Tofurky Company founder.
The Tofurky Company, an independent and family operated business, produces 36 different kinds of refrigerated and frozen meat alternatives. All Tofurky ingredients are meat free, non-genetically modified , and based on organic soy protein. . Products include deli slices, holiday roasts, gourmet sausages and a new line frozen line of Tofurky Pockets, Quiche and Artisan Sausages. Tofurky products can be found at over 12,000 natural food and grocery stores throughout the US and Canada. The Tofurky Company is the largest producer of refrigerated meatless Deli slices and Sausages in the world, according to industry sales reports.