FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, Vt. (March 19, 2009) – Mack Molding Co. has been named a winner of Managing Automation Media’s prestigious 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award for its recently completed Energy Efficient Lighting Technology Project, which affected all three Vermont plants.
The comprehensive lighting project, a $450,000 investment, called for the installation of more than 2,100 high-intensity fluorescent light fixtures that increased light levels throughout the three plants and eliminated hot spots and shadows. From an energy-efficiency perspective, the initiative is expected to save over 1.7 million kWh per year of electricity, the equivalent of taking 167 cars off the road or powering nearly 300 Vermont homes. It is one of the 10 largest energy-saving projects completed by a Vermont company in partnership with Efficiency Vermont, the state’s energy efficiency services provider.
“Receiving this award recognizes our commitment to innovation and the use of advanced technology, and validates that we are on the right track with our mission and business strategies,” says Jeff Somple, president of Mack Molding’s Northern Operations. “Even in these tough economic times, Mack will continue to make intelligent investments in our future.”
Mack will be honored at a ceremony in June along with a list of other winners that reads like a directory of Who’s Who in Manufacturing, including Alcoa, BigBelly Solar, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Caterpillar, Chevron, Dow Chemical, Emerson, Genentech, General Mills, L’Oreal, Pfizer, Pratt & Whitney, and Toshiba, to mention a few. “The projects that enabled these companies to become PM100 winners reflect great creativity and inventiveness, a determined willingness to take risk, and an enduring resilience to continually improve every aspect of their business,” says David Brousell, editor-in-chief of Managing Automation Media. “These companies are leading the way to a better future for all industry.”
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates seven facilities throughout the eastern United States.
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