TECHe Previous Winners
The TECHe Award, since 2016, honors new advances in technology or the innovative use of technology to protect and enhance the state’s environment.
2019 TECHe Winner
The 2019 Arkansas Environmental Technology (TECHe) Award was presented to the Husqvarna Group. The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products. The Group operates a Plastic Injection Molding Manufacturing Operation in Nashville. In 2015, the manufacturer launched “Sustainovate,” an innovation-based initiative to make sustainability a real competitive advantage for the Group and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by one third before the end of 2035. As a result, in 2017, Husqvarna installed a 1.4-megawatt solar array at the Nashville facility. The array, estimated to have a full twenty-year life benefit, generates approximately thirty percent of the facility’s annual electricity, saving $137,762 over the last twelve-month period, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 33,189 metric tons per year.
The 2019 Award finalists were: Husqvarna Group, eSCO Processing and Recycling, and Hino Motors Manufacturing.