The KWH-reducing solution requires no downtime and no employee involvement and will play a significant role in TimBar’s sustainability initiative.
TimBar Packaging & Display’s Miami Florida facility recently installed a WPS Global customized energy-saving solution, guaranteed to reduce energy consumption by at least 10 percent. The system requires no involvement from TimBar employee resources and yet its installation plays an integral role in helping TimBar significantly reduce its energy usage and carbon footprint.
TimBar partnered with WPS Global to implement a customized supply-side energy-saving system that guarantees a 10 percent reduction in electrical savings. According to Bill Thom, senior vice president of operations, TimBar Packaging & Display, the company is hoping to achieve a 14 to 20 percent reduction based on the successes WPS Global has had with other corrugator and sheet plants.
“Companies concerned with sustainability would prefer to do business with like-minded companies,” explains Thom. “Like many of our customers are, TimBar is furthering its track record for investing in projects that will reduce our carbon footprint.”
Even with the most advanced, high efficiency equipment, WPS Global’s senior systems designer, Bill Behrmann, says that corrugated, paperboard and packaging businesses cannot realize optimal energy effectiveness or maximum savings. He says, “You must control the supply side of the equation.”
By implementing WPS Global’s specific system in its Miami facility, TimBar will see significant reductions in the power being consumed by its large-scale energy-consuming equipment. A big plus for TimBar is that the installation involved zero downtime and the system’s daily implementation requires no involvement from employees.
As a manufacturer of corrugated packaging, Thom wants to ensure that sustainability remains top-of-mind as part of TimBar’s business philosophy. The Miami Division is known as the market leader in South Florida for stock items, customized solutions and point-of-purchase displays. It also partners with TimBar’s Tampa box plant to be a full service provider to the Central Florida market and the Caribbean as well.
“We have continually strived to minimize waste, increase productivity and design packaging that performs to specifications while utilizing the least amount of fiber possible,” says Thom. “WPS Global’s system meets our sustainability needs and we believe it will pay for itself in energy savings.”