Kentucky Industries Recognized for Advances in Energy Management
Nine industrial and commercial facilities from across Kentucky were recognized at an August 3 awards ceremony for their progress in reducing energy usage through the Kentucky Save Energy Now (KY SEN) initiative. The awards were presented at a Kentucky Energy Alliance meeting hosted in Erlanger, Kentucky, by The United States Playing Card Company.
Each of the recognized companies signed the KY SEN pledge in 2010, committing to reducing energy use at their facilities by 2.5 percent per year for 10 years. Since then, they have worked with KPPC engineers to establish or strengthen their energy management programs and are progressing through the five-level KY SEN recognition program.
The following companies were recognized for completing the level-three milestones: assessing their operations for energy-saving opportunities and developing energy action plans.
• Altec Industries, Elizabethtown
• Greenlee Textron, Inc., Louisville
• Hausner Hard-Chrome of Kentucky, Owensboro
• Temple-Inland, Maysville
• The United States Playing Card Company, Erlanger
The following companies were recognized for completing the level-four milestones: implementing their energy action plans and evaluating the progress of their energy management programs.
• Central Motor Wheel of America, Paris
• Intertape Polymer Group-Richmond Plant, Richmond
• Kindred Healthcare, Louisville
• Reynolds Packaging-Louisville Laminating Plant, Louisville
Presenting the awards, KPPC Executive Director Cam Metcalf lauded the companies’ commitment to long-term energy savings. “KPPC’s focus is not on seeing its clients achieve a one-time energy and cost savings, but on helping them build strong energy management programs that will realize year-after-year sustainable results. The companies recognized today have made the commitment and are setting themselves up to reach their goals of significant, long-term energy-use reductions and cost savings,” he said.