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Cold Storage Distribution Facility Earns $117,619 Tax Deduction for Lighting Upgrades

Posted by Kayla Bellair

December 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

United States Cold Storage, an integral link in America’s food supply chain for more than a century, provides refrigerated storage and distribution services to the food service industry. At their Tracy, CA, facility-an ultramodern cold storage distribution center specially designed for the storage and distribution of all types of agricultural and fully manufactured frozen and refrigerated goods-United States Cold Storage decided to explore energy savings options as part of their corporate sustainability program.

 

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Topics: CII Division, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, LED Lighting, Case Studies

Cold Storage Facility Switches to Efficient Lighting, Saves on Both Lighting and Refrigeration Costs

Posted by Kayla Bellair

December 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Nor-Am Cold Storage, founded in 1999, provides refrigerated storage and distribution services to the food and food service industry. The company has more than 150 employees at its eight locations throughout the Midwestern United States in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. They are committed to providing their customers with consistent and excellent service and to ensuring that all customer experiences with their company are simple, pleasant and profitable. 

 

Now, in addition to providing their customers with great customer service, Nor-Am Cold Storage is focusing on reducing energy use, lowering energy costs and conserving resources for everyone.

 

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Topics: CII Division, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, LED Lighting, Case Studies

Family-Owned Food Processing Facility Saves $122,000 in Annual Energy Costs

Posted by Kayla Bellair

October 28, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Mayer Bros. is a family owned and operated company that produces and distributes fine beverages and other related products including bottled water, sweet & hot cider, iced tea, and assorted fruit juices, as well as jellies, jams, syrups and cheeses. They also offer pressing, cold storage, co-packing and private label services and sell their products through retail grocery chains and wholesalers throughout the Eastern United States. The Mayer family began their business in 1852, in West Seneca, NY, pressing apple cider and grape juice and continue today under their fifth generation of ownership.



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Topics: CII Division, Food Processing, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, LED Lighting, Case Studies

Cold Storage Facility Saves $38,000 Annually with LED Lighting Upgrades

Posted by Kayla Bellair

October 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Iowa Cold Storage is a premier provider of temperature-controlled warehousing, logistics and transportation for food products in the Midwestern United States. The company’s 200,000 square foot facility is located on 19 acres of land in Altoona, Iowa. They are committed to operational efficiency, quality control, adaptability and to providing their customers with “the best value, the best access and the best service.”

 

Now in addition to providing their customers with convenient and reliable warehousing services, Iowa Cold Storage is focusing on reducing energy use, lowering energy costs and conserving resources for everyone.

 

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Topics: CII Division, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, LED Lighting, Case Studies

Manufacturing Plant Capitalizes on Utility Rebates for Realized Energy Savings

Posted by Kayla Bellair

October 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Creatacor offers a full complement of exhibit design, fabrication and management services to trade show exhibitors and event marketers. Their offerings include custom exhibits and displays, mobile tours and marketing events, stage sets and museums, and complete trade show program management. Creatacor’s wide-range of customers include Osram Sylvania, General Electric and Virgin Atlantic.

 

Now, in addition to designing and manufacturing trade show exhibits and event marketing materials, they are focusing on reducing energy use, lowering energy costs and conserving resources for everyone.

 

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Topics: CII Division, Warehouse/Distribution, LED Lighting, Case Studies, Industrial

Manufacturing Plant Saves $118,000 in Annual Energy Costs

Posted by Kayla Bellair

September 17, 2014 at 7:00 AM

TECT Power’s Utica, NY, facility manufactures a variety of engine-ready components for an impressive array of aerospace and industrial gas turbine customers. It specializes in forging, machining and grinding. The operation was founded in 1895, and its more than 110 years of experience includes manufacturing airfoils for the first jet engines and components for the Saturn V rocket that launched the Apollo program into space. The Utica plant has more than 240,000 square feet of office and shop space, with support for a three-shift operation.

 

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Topics: CII Division, LED Lighting, Case Studies, Industrial

Adirondack Grocery Store Makes Significant Energy Efficiency Investment, Savings Help Power Local Community

Posted by Kayla Bellair

September 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Charlie Johns Store, a Big M grocery store established in 1939 by Charles H. Johns, is a grocery and general store located in the Adirondack Mountains in Speculator, NY. Charlie Johns Store was purchased in 1971 by Dean Lane and has been in the Lane family since. The 12,000 square foot store is a true one-stop shop, providing customers with an extensive selection of products ranging from fresh meat, produce and dairy items to clothing, camping gear, hardware, electrical and plumbing needs.

 

The Lane family pride themselves on continuously improving and modernizing their store to benefit the local community. They strive to maintain Charles Johns’ basic business philosophy which originally made the store a successful and crucial element of the Speculator community.



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Topics: CII Division, HVAC Controls, LED Lighting, Case Studies

Cold Storage Logistics Provider Takes Advantage of $50,406 Utility Incentive

Posted by Kayla Bellair

August 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

RLS Logistics, headquartered in Newfield, NJ, is a leading temperature-controlled logistics provider. The company’s one-stop integrated supply chain solutions include transportation, warehousing, packaging and distribution services to customers in the frozen and refrigerated food industry. Dedicated to environmental conservation, RLS Logistics has taken many steps to integrate sustainable practices into all aspects of operations. The company has recently been recognized by Food Logistics magazine as a “Top Green Provider” of 2012 and 2013 for initiatives implemented, including the use of solar electricity and the installation of energy-efficient lighting technologies.

 

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Topics: CII Division, Refrigerated & Freezer Warehouses, Warehouse/Distribution, LED Lighting, Case Studies

Merchandising Products Manufacturer Reduces Lighting Costs 77%

Posted by Kayla Bellair

August 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Trion Industries, Inc., is rated among the top-50 North American Retail and Point-of-Purchase xture makers and is the world’s leading manufacturer of display and scanning hooks. Product lines include shelf- management systems, cooler and freezer merchandising systems, storewide labeling systems, anti-theft and security xtures, bar merchandisers, sign systems, display and scanning hooks and POP display components and hardware. Trion Industries has earned over 88 United States and international patents for innovations. The company’s 450,000- square-foot computerized production facilities feature the greatest number of automated wire-forming machines of any factory complex in the industry and house extensive plastic co-extruders. Trion Industries has a long history of environmental stewardship in their manufacturing processes, and is proud to have always been in the forefront of environmentally conscious business operations.

 

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Topics: CII Division, Warehouse/Distribution, LED Lighting, Case Studies, Industrial

Tiny’s Grill of Utica, NY Takes Advantage of $3,955 in Utility Rebates with the National Grid Small Business Services Program

Posted by Kelsey Raftery

August 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Tiny’s Grill is saving $159 a month on its utility bill, while reducing its energy usage and environmental impact.  By implementing energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting upgrades throughout the bar, dining room, kitchen, storage and outdoor areas of its Utica, NY location, Tiny’s Grill has reduced energy consumption by 17,194 kWh, which is equivalent to removing an estimated 18,913 pounds of carbon dioxide from the environment per year, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. The lighting upgrades were completed by SmartWatt Energy via the National Grid Small Business Services Program

 

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Topics: Utility Programs Division, LED Lighting, Case Studies

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