On December 20, 2019 the solar panels that had been installed on top of our buildings at Washington Metal were switched on. As the equipment we operate requires a large amount of electricity, this investment will translate to more than $1 million in savings over the next 25 years. About 30% of the electric we use will be produced by our solar panels. Along with solar energy, all of the lights in our facilities have been upgraded to LED to reduce our carbon footprint. WMF is proud to be the 3rd largest business in the state of Missouri to have a private solar ray.