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WPS Global's million-dollar savings success story makes PFFC headlines

Paper, Film & Foil Converter recently featured WPS Global Inc.’s million-dollar savings success story for Freedom Corrugated. What made the headlines? Six-digit energy cost savings in 24 months. CO2 emissions cut by thousands of tons. This WPS Global kilowatt-reducing success story covers a very relevant topic in today’s marketplace; one that will intrigue and inspire other converting industry professionals. In place for two years, Freedom Corrugated’s WPS Global energy management system has earned it a 15.38 percent overall reduction in kWh usage and an energy cost savings of over $177,000. The savings will continue for at least another 13 years, resulting in an anticipated savings of more than $1,300,000 over a total of 15 years. The system is also producing other positive results: environmental sustainability and surge protection. The WPS Global solution has lowered Freedom’s CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions an average of 72.85 tons per month over 24 months. By year 15, the company expects to have cut its CO2 emissions by a total of 13,113 tons. Since the installation, Freedom Corrugated has seen savings in maintenance costs as well. Read the PFFC feature story to see the impressive numbers and photos of Freedom Corrugated’s...

How Will YOU Cut Energy Costs in 2013?

There are more than 20 corrugated, paperboard and packaging facilities all over the U.S. that cut their electrical usage by 10 to 20 percent or more in 2012, adding up to millions of dollars in bottom line savings, thanks to a customized solution installed by WPS Global Inc. Let’s take a look at two energy-cutting trends your corrugated/sheet plant should be pursuing in 2013. How Will YOU Cut Energy Costs in 2013? Among Inc. Magazine’s “9 Ways to Cut Energy Costs” is to Take Advantage of Tax Credits. The online publication explains that the federal stimulus package created and extended tax incentives for green initiatives, such as a 30 percent investment tax credit for renewable-energy systems. It suggests you don’t miss out on other reprieves from sources besides the federal government. For a list of state offerings, see the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency,dsireusa.org. The site also features information about rebates for installing renewable-energy and energy-efficient systems. You may recall a recent success story from WPS Global customer Northern Sheets. To help offset the cost of installing the energy reduction system WPS Global had prepared for its facility, Northern Sheets researched the incentives available to it from the State of California. The company learned of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) rebates and incentives to encourage area businesses to invest in energy efficiency. The rebate helped Northern Sheets cover the costs of the installation of a customized energy management solution from WPS Global, which in turn has already cut the facility’s energy costs by 15%. Read more… Dirty Electricity is the Culprit Rising energy costs are forcing...

Your Plant's New Year's Resolutions

Are these New Year’s Resolutions on your Corrugated/Sheet Feeder Plant’s List? Most corrugated, paperboard and packaging businesses will charge its management teams with one or more of these goals this year: 1. Reduce energy usage and costs 2. Protect equipment against electrical surges 3. Minimize impact on the environment WPS Global Inc., an energy management organization, has helped dozens of industry leaders achieve and exceed these goals with a proprietary supply-side energy reduction system. The company’s founder and president, Bill Behrmann, presented the solution, its benefits, how it works and concrete examples of the system in action to TAPPI’s Corrugated Board Technical Service Committee (CORBOTEC). You can view the presentation online to discover the many benefits to implementing WPS Global’s proactive energy saving strategy: Your ROI is guaranteed The results are trackable The results are long-term Your energy costs are significantly reduced Your impact on the environment is reduced Your equipment is protected from electrical surges A one-on-one consultation with WPS Global is the first step your business needs to take to make achieving your New Year’s Resolutions a possibility. Contact us...

REBATE PLUS 10% GUARANTEE? Here’s the incentive you’ve been waiting for.

So, your entire organization can agree that YES, it needs to reduce energy costs, and YES, it needs to obtain cleaner electricity with fewer spikes and surges for surge protection, and YES, reducing your facility’s footprint on the environment is part of your plan as well. Finally, YES, you’ve heard about WPS Global’s customized energy-saving solutions in other corrugated and paperboard plants, but you just haven’t been compelled to take the next step. YET ANOTHER INCENTIVE WPS Global Inc.’s energy management solution already offers an enticing guarantee: a 10% reduction in energy usage. For most customers, this means a return on their investment can be predicted and is within the near future. Recently, Northern Sheets, McClellan, CA, a Schwarz Group managed facility, discovered an additional incentive to installing a WPS kilowatt reducing solution. To help offset the cost of installing the system WPS Global had prepared for its facility, Northern Sheets researched the incentives available to it from the State of California. The company learned of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) rebates and incentives to encourage area businesses to invest in energy efficiency. ). The rebate helped Northern Sheets cover the costs of the installation of a customized energy management solution from WPS Global, which in turn has already cut the facility’s energy costs by 15%. WAS THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR THE REBATE DIFFICULT? According to Guy DeYoung, general manager, Northern Sheets, the answer is “no.” To apply for a rebate, Northern Sheets prepared a project proposal and submitted it through the agency that manages the funds for Sacramento County. “The process was not difficult. We simply had to...

Petfood Industry magazine reports on WPS Global's energy management solution

Petfood Industry magazine reported on WPS Global Inc.’s supply-side KWH consumption reduction solution in response to the announcement that Bancroft Bag, Inc., West Monroe, LA, made a proactive investment into reducing its supply-side KWH (kilowatt) consumption. Bancroft Bag, a manufacturer of paper bags for pet food, partnered with WPS Global Inc. (www.WPSGlobalInc.com) to install a customized energy reduction system in its 348,000 square foot facility. “We expect this decision will produce a significant drop in our power usage, monthly electricity bills and in downtime and expenses associated with power surge damage,” explained David Sheppert, project manager, Bancroft Bag. GET THE FACTS and read the whole...

SHEET FEEDERS PLUG INTO ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY

Written by Jackie Schultz, Corrugated Today Corrugated plants are adopting a new proprietary technology to reduce their kilowatt consumption and protect their equipment. As energy costs increase, corrugator plants are looking for every opportunity to reduce usage. One solution that several companies have embraced is from WPS Global Inc., an energy management organization. The proprietary technology ensures that the equipment in the corrugator plants is not using more power than it needs. “We are conditioning the power inside the facility, feeding the equipment the electricity it needs, and we’re not allowing it to draw any more than what it is expected to draw,” explains Bill Behrmann,WPS Global President. Each solution is customized, depending on the plant’s electricity usage, type of equipment and layout. Find out how the process works and the impact it has on sheet feeder operations, energy costs, and sustainability goals. WPS Global Inc. is an energy management organization serving corrugated, paperboard and packaging businesses. For more information, contact Bill Behrmann at 888-803-2903 or sales@wpsglobal.net, or visit...