Uniroyal Global Engineered Products Further Reduces its Carbon Footprint by Implementing Energy Efficient Upgrades to North American Manufacturing Plant
Sarasota, Florida, July 28, 2016, Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (OTCQB: UNIR or the “Company”) upgraded the lighting infrastructure to more energy efficient LED lighting in its North American manufacturing plant located in Stoughton, Wisconsin. The Stoughton plant manufactures Uniroyal Global’s Naugahyde®, automotive and custom/specialty vinyl-coated fabric products. Utilizing an incentive from Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, the company implemented 575 LED light fixtures within the manufacturing plant’s production floor and warehouse. This lighting project entailed upgrading older light fixtures to LED technology and installing new LED light fixtures with occupancy motion detectors that dim or switch off lights when workers are not present. The lighting project is expected to save a total of 607,706 kilowatt hours in electricity and reduce its annual energy costs.
“With the new LED lighting, we’ve improved task lighting in key production areas, and are seeing a reduction in both energy consumption and related utility costs”, said Jim Recob, Plant Manager. The LED lighting project is one initiative within an overall strategy to invest in energy efficient manufacturing technologies that reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing operations. “This LED technology upgrade represents our commitment to lean manufacturing and energy efficiency while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint”, added Howard F. Curd, President.
About Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.: Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (UNIR) is a leading manufacturer of vinyl coated fabrics that are durable, stain resistant, cost-effective alternatives to leather, cloth and other synthetic fabric coverings. Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.’s revenue in 2015 was derived 65% from the automotive industry and approximately 35% from the recreational, industrial, indoor and outdoor furnishings, hospitality and health care markets. Our primary brands names include Naugahyde®, BeautyGard®, Flameblocker™, Spirit Millennium®, Ambla®, Amblon®, Velbex®, Cirroflex®, Plastolene® and Vynide®
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