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Suncast Corporation Installs Solar Panels on Facility

Suncast Corporation - Committed to Sustainability

Batavia, IL – April 22, 2021 – Suncast Corporation, the market-leading manufacturer of high-quality resin products made in the U.S.A., announced the installation of new solar array panels to help power its Batavia, Illinois operations.

The solar panels will generate in thousands of kilowatts of clean energy to help run our plant, and allow us to do it in a sustainable and more environmentally friendly way.  This enhancement not only improves our facility, but also benefits the community.  We believe that this is not only the right thing to do, but good business.  

“Suncast Corporation is committed to sustainability and corporate responsibility in all that we do, and the addition of this solar array will help us power our operations in a socially responsible and environmentally sound way and furthers us toward our goal of becoming carbon neutral,” said Thomas Tisbo, CEO and President of Suncast Corporation.

The installation of the solar array panels is just one of many initiatives taken by Suncast to operate in an environmentally friendly, responsible and sustainable way.  Other initiatives include the use of recycled materials together with offering recycling for all products it sells, the use of electric powered hybrid vehicles at facilities, and the replacement of lighting and equipment with more efficient alternatives. 

 

About Suncast® and Suncast Commercial®

Suncast Corporation is a privately held designer, manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial products for the home and industrial markets. The scope of the extensive product range includes innovative items in several categories encompassing: Outdoor Storage, Lawn and Garden, planters, Snow Tools, Deck and Patio Accessories, Outdoor Furniture, and several others.

Suncast continues to be a leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality resin products made in the U.S.A. for over 35 years. The Suncast brand is the market share leader in hose reels, outdoor storage and snow tools. These products are sold through over 25,000 retail outlets in the United States and Canada, primarily through Big Box, Hardware, Clubs and Specialty Retail chains as well as major e-commerce providers.

To learn more about the full line of Suncast and Suncast Commercial® products, visit our websites: Suncast.com and suncastcommercial.com.

 


Suncast Corporation Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer


Batavia, IL – April 5, 2021
– Suncast Corporation announced today that Jim Ahlborn will be appointed as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 5, 2021.  At the same time, Tom Tisbo, President and CEO since the company’s founding in 1984, will become Executive Chairman and will continue to work closely with Mr. Ahlborn and the senior management team.

“This is an exciting time for Suncast, as we are going through a dramatic growth period and have great momentum for our brand and our products”, said Mr. Tisbo.  “I am delighted to announce that Jim is moving into this role.   He has helped lead the company through many headwinds and challenges over the past 12 months, including the Covid-crisis, a local labor shortage and a global resin shortage, which makes him ideally suited for this role and to assume day-to-day leadership of Suncast.   I look forward to continuing on with the company in my role as Executive Chairman, partnering closely with Jim to help him transition into his new role”.  

“It is an honor to become President and CEO of this amazing, innovative company, and to succeed Tom who has been so successful in building Suncast into a world-class brand with world-class products.  I recognize these are big shoes to fill” said Mr. Ahlborn.    “I feel privileged to lead this team filled with talented and passionate employees who are dedicated to our company and our customers, and am looking forward to working closely with Tom to build on Suncast’s success and seizing the many opportunities ahead”.

Mr. Ahlborn is currently the Senior Vice President, CFO and COO, of Suncast.   Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co LLC.   From 2009 to 2017 he was Senior Vice President and CFO of Shure Incorporated, from 1997 to 2009 he was the Vice President of Finance for Tuthill Corporation, and from 1991 to 1997 a consultant for Deloitte.   He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

 

About Suncast® and Suncast Commercial®

Suncast Corporation is a privately held designer, manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial products for the home and industrial markets. The scope of the extensive product range includes innovative items in several categories encompassing: Outdoor Storage, Lawn and Garden, planters, Snow Tools, Deck and Patio Accessories, Outdoor Furniture, and several others.

Suncast continues to be a leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality resin products made in the U.S.A. for over 35 years. The Suncast brand is the market share leader in hose reels, outdoor storage and snow tools. These products are sold through over 25,000 retail outlets in the United States and Canada, primarily through Big Box, Hardware, Clubs and Specialty Retail chains as well as major e-commerce providers.

To learn more about the full line of Suncast and Suncast Commercial® products, visit our websites: Suncast.com and suncastcommercial.com.