Quality Ingredients Corporation has received two Orion Energy Systems’ Environmental Stewardship Awards as a result of energy reductions at its Marshfield, Wisconsin and Burnsville, Minnesota facilities.
Orion presents the award to companies that achieve significant environmental benefits through the use of Orion’s energy-efficient technology. Quality Ingredients Corporation, which leverages spray dry technology to transform liquids into stable powders for the food and nutrition industries, will indirectly remove over 302 tons of carbon dioxide from the environment and have the equivalent impact of planting nearly 84 acres of trees using the efficient lighting system it deployed at both facilities.
Robert St. Louis, Quality Ingredients Corporation’s Chief of Operations, stated “We take pride in being a good steward of our environment. We focus on sustainability going forward. With the lean practices we have in place, we are always looking for ways to be better and more efficient – even outside the normal production process.”
In addition to the environmental impact, the company is expected to cut its lighting-related electricity costs by more than $15,000 annually. Most importantly, the reduction in costs and environmental impact does not reduce the light levels. “Our production areas appear brighter. The light levels are equivalent or better,” claims St. Louis. “The feedback has been very positive. The installation of the Orion lighting was smoothly integrated with our daily operations. You could say it was seamless.”
Orion Engineered Systems of Wisconsin (OESWI) is a preferred selling partner of the manufacturer, Orion Energy Systems, Inc. OESWI offers full, turn-key services for energy efficient solutions and prides itself in their educational approach to sales. They are committed to helping customers reduce their dependency on utility generated electricity and providing them the energy security and independence they are seeking.
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Verneith “Neithy” Stout
Orion Engineered Systems of Wisconsin