Becoming more energy efficient is simply good business. And that's the subject of this month's Best Practices report — as Plastipak Packaging Inc. earned a cool $1 million in rebates from for its packaging factory in Jackson Center, Ohio.
Plastipak Packaging boosted the energy efficiency of its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, compressed air and motors and drives, and in turn, scored a rebate for the efforts.
Dayton Power and Light Co. announced the news Feb. 5, reporting that Plastipak becomes just the second DP&L customer to achieve $1 million in total energy efficiency rebates. And power company officials said the efforts in Jackson Center are part of a broader corporate effort to boost energy efficiency at Plastipak plants globally.
Plastipak President William Young credited employees with the green efforts.
“Plastipak is committed to shrinking the company's environmental footprint through a series of earth-friendly initiatives that continue to grow through the creativity of Plastipak's associates,” Young said.
That's a big deal. Plastipak Packaging, based in Plymouth, Mich., was No. 3 in Plastics News' most recent ranking of North American blow molders, with estimated sales last year of $1.86 billion from 17 plants. Only Graham Packaging Co. LP and Amcor Rigid Plastics were larger than Plastipak Packaging.