Nissan’s facility in Canton, Miss. is the first vehicle assembly plant to receive the 2009 ENERGY STAR from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the fourth-consecutive year the plant has received the award, placing the facility among the top 25 percent of auto assembly plants in the United States.
“It means something special when your company is connected with ENERGY STAR,” said Dan Bednarzyk, vice president, Manufacturing-Canton. “That’s why we’re always proud to receive this award and will continually strive to look for new and beneficial ways to protect the environment and improve energy efficiency.”
ENERGY STAR partners commit to measure and benchmark energy performance, reduce the intensity of energy use at all facilities, and educate staff and the public about ENERGY STAR.
The Canton facility has engaged all employees in energy-management practices, eliminated compressed air leaks, reduced startup and shutdown time on process equipment and improved controls for paint-process systems. Furthermore, the facility installed variable-speed electric-motor drives that match motor loads to the duty required.
“Receiving the ENERGY STAR is a testament to the compatibility of improving our environment while enhancing the corporate bottom line,” said Jean Lupinacci, director, Commercial and Industrial Branch.
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