published Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Chattanooga company unveils first solar vending machines

A Chattanooga company today unveiled what it calls the world’s first completely sustainable solar vending machines.

The company, VendoMax, said the two solar-powered machines, one on wheels and the other a fixed unit, will be displayed next week at a Las Vegas vending show, said company co-founders Rob Creswell and Mark Hixson.

Creswell, president of a local industry supply company, and Hixson, who heads a Chattanooga printing firm, said the units are expected to be rolled out within the next three months.

They said company officials hope to gain contracts with beverage businesses and the units are to be produced in Chattanooga. They declined to say how much the units cost.

See full story in Friday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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