Twincraft Continues Their Commitment to Minimize Environmental Impact

first_imgTwincraft Continues Their Commitment to Minimize Environmental ImpactWINOOSKI, VT – Twincraft Soap invested over $20,000 to replace the manufacturing facilities’ metal halide fixtures and older technology fluorescent fixtures with energy-efficient high performance fluorescent fixtures and lamps. The investment will save Twincraft an estimated $10,000 per year in electricity costs.”This is definitely a worthwhile investment,” said Brian Towle, Senior Maintenance and Engineering Manager. “It was clear from the start this investment would pay itself off in the next few years. More importantly, we’re continuing down the path we started on over a year ago in terms of looking for ways to operate more efficiently and with less environmental impact.”In order to more fully drive the point home, Twincraft will be “celebrating” the company’s new lighting by combining efforts with Efficiency Vermont. On June 19th, representatives from Efficiency Vermont will be at Twincraft passing out literature with energy saving tips for the home. They will also have energy-efficient compact fluorescents (CFLs) available at a discounted price. Twincraft will match each employee’s purchase with an additional free bulb.”Twincraft is a model. They’re showing their employees that with an initial investment, they too can save energy, have less environmental impact and even better-see a return on that investment,” said Rick Thibodeau, Efficiency Vermont Account Manager. “This is the perfect time to educate Twincraft employees. By replacing a regular bulb with a CFL, the average household saves $42 over the lifetime of the bulb in electricity and maintenance.”With consultative and economic assistance from Efficiency Vermont, Twincraft has been able to reduce their yearly energy consumption by 3.7%, saving over a quarter of a million kilowatt hours per year and a net reduction of over 163,000 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions. This was accomplished by modifying existing production equipment with higher efficiency motors, installing new pump controls, implementing fans with programmable thermostats, and installing energy-efficient lighting technologies with occupancy sensors.”Efficiency Vermont has been a great partner. They have helped us realize potential cost savings in a number of areas,” said Peter Asch, President/CEO of Twincraft. “Their financial incentives certainly make a number of these initiatives attainable, and they helped us tremendously in calculating the return on investment as well.”Twincraft Soap is a world-class private label soap manufacturer. The company produces quality and innovative specialty bar soap products for a diverse customer base. Twincraft has been in operation since 1971 and has facilities in Winooski and Essex, Vermont. Twincraft employs 230 people.###last_img read more