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Updates on Illing® Company’s New Solar Powered Headquarters

It Is Almost Time to “Turn On The Lights” For Wisconsin-based Packaging Distributor

Corporate Headquarters, Production Facility, and Warehouse Using 100% Solar Power Expected To Open In August


Illing HQ May 2020 Solar Panels on RoofGERMANTOWN, WI (June 22, 2020) – Illing® Company, Inc. is excitedly preparing for its new 248,000-square-foot corporate headquarters launch slated for this August, 2020. Illing is very proud of their new building, in part because of its industry-leading 100% solar power initiative and the alignment with the company values of being good stewards of its resources. The 389-kilowatt-hour photovoltaic installation includes engineering, design and interconnection application with WE Energies.

According to Keith Hemmig, Illing Director of Marketing and Business Development, it will cost 2 cents per kilowatt hour to generate energy itself through the solar array rather than 12 cents for each hour without solar power.  Illing anticipates to have a return on investment in less than 5 years and estimates net zero energy consumption in less than 12 months of operation.  While not all buildings can easily be updated to use solar power, Illing has been fortunate to have the opportunity to build a new headquarter location to house their Wisconsin-based warehouse, production facility, and office. “New construction gave us a unique window to take advantage of sustainable energy.”

Illing recently had the pleasure of working with Alex Zank at BizTimes on a news story showcasing Wisconsin businesses using solar power.  To learn more about our solar power initiative, read the full story here.


For almost 100 years, Illing® Company has been recognized as a leader in the container distribution industry. Illing’s mission is to deliver the right product at the right time to satisfy customer requirements. llling Company takes pride in offering the most up-to-date packaging options while blending industry knowledge with innovative packaging solutions to fit growing business needs. The objective remains today as it was almost a century ago, to provide the finest quality products and services, delivered on time, at a competitive price. With an emphasis on providing value chain solutions and value-added services, Illing Company builds partnerships for the future with a commitment to quality and superior service. To learn more about how Illing Company is dedicated to Packaging Your Vision,



Keith Hemmig
Director of Marketing and Business Development