A personal note from David Blittersdorf
Dear AllEarth Community,
Today I’m sharing exciting news that marks a new chapter in our company’s journey. AllEarth Renewables is returning to its roots with the move of our manufacturing facility to Bristol.
This decision is close to my heart as it marks the birthplace of my renewable energy career 42 years ago, where the seeds of my business career were sown in a small house off 44 North Street. Our new facility reflects our commitment to sustainability, community, and supporting the local Vermont economy. And of course, building the best solar solutions around.
Relocating to Bristol was more than just a business move; it was an integral part of my vision to help create a model for a thriving, post-fossil fuel era community.
Bristol’s people-and-transit-oriented town is exactly the type of sustainable, resilient community I envision for the future and something I want to support. Its vibrant downtown houses local businesses and offers essential amenities within walking distance, combining the best of the traditional and the new.
With hybrid working options, limited on-site parking featuring level 2 EV charging stations, end of trip facilities, and close connections to commuter bus services, we continue to encourage our team and visitors to travel sustainably and reduce our collective carbon footprint – always making sure we are walking the talk.
Our new Net Positive building is a testament to our sustainability mission. Solar powered, cooled, and heated through rooftop solar panels generating surplus energy, it exemplifies our dedication to renewable energy in all aspects of business.
Adhering to LEAN manufacturing standards, the facility is a modern manufacturing hub with dedicated areas for electronics, engineering, O&M, production assembly, warehousing, office space, and additional storage space – allowing for greater efficiency in producing our dual-axis AllEarth Solar Trackers. The building is designed to accommodate 40-50 employees, mirroring the growth we anticipate, and our team has worked tirelessly to make the transition as seamless as possible.
In a true Public Private Partnership, our journey home has been a collaborative effort with the local community. Local partners in the Bristol building project, including Naylor and Breen Builders, Cushman Design Group, Heffernan Inspection & Repair Service, Sargent’s Welding & Crane Service, Red Line Repair, Vermont Eco-Floors, the Town of Bristol, Northfield Savings Bank, National Bank of Middlebury, and others have played a crucial role in turning our vision into a reality. I extend my gratitude to them for their support and commitment.
As we embark on this next chapter, we remain committed to building the best dual-axis solar trackers on the market. The move may be a change of address, but it doesn’t change our dedication to our core mission of providing renewable energy to all and pioneering solutions for a new era. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
President & CEO
📷 Photography credit: Ian Albinson