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In the News

WPS Global Inc. is an energy management organization serving corrugated, paperboard and packaging businesses. Here, you’ll find the latest news placements and news releases about WPS Global, its supply-side KWH reduction solutions and customer installations. For more information, contact Bill Behrmann at 888-803-2903 or sales@wpsglobal.net.

PLACEMENTS

NORTHERN SHEETS CUTS kW, EARNS REBATE
Paper Film & Foil Converter
August 2012
Eight months ago, Northern Sheets, McClellan, CA, a Schwarz Group managed facility, installed a WPS Global Inc. energy management solution in its 80,000-sq-ft facility. The main goals for the installation were to reduce energy costs and obtain cleaner electricity with fewer spikes and surges. Read the story

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SHEET FEEDERS PLUG INTO ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY
Corrugated Today
November/December 2011
Corrugated plants are adopting a new proprietary technology to reduce their kilowatt consumption and protect their equipment. As energy costs increase, corrugator plants are looking for every opportunity to reduce usage. Read the story

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Banking on Higher Profits by Reducing Energy
Chem.info
November 17, 2011
By creating a facility-specific plan, selecting equipment and placing it based on the customer’s particular needs, a WPS Global solution quickly translates into significant and enduring electrical savings for at least 15 years. After WPS Global conducts a comprehensive energy audit, presents a detailed plan and implements a customized supply-side energy-saving solution, customers see a reduction in energy usage and costs within weeks. Read more…

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Bancroft Bag Banks On Higher Profit Margins By Lowering Its Energy Consumption
Packaging Digest
October 20, 2011
Bancroft Bag Inc., West Monroe, LA, recently made a proactive investment into reducing its supply-side KWH (kilowatt) consumption. The manufacturer of paper bags for pet food, fertilizer, mining, and chemical product applications, partnered with WPS Global Inc. to install a customized energy reduction system in its 348,000-sq-ft facility. “We expect this decision will produce a significant drop in our power usage, monthly electricity bills and in downtime and expenses associated with power surge damage,” explains David Sheppert, project manager, Bancroft Bag. Read more

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Lower Energy Consumption, Higher Profit Margins
Manufacturing.net
October 17, 2011
The supply-side KWH reduction solution from WPS Global meets the needs of a cost-conscious, sustainability-minded operating environment like Bancroft’s with proprietary technology that ensures the bag-making equipment is not using more power than it needs. WPS Global’s system conditions the facility’s power, feeding the equipment the electricity it needs and preventing it from drawing more than necessary. Read more…
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Bancroft Bag installs WPS Global KWH energy reduction solution at its West Monroe, Louisiana, paper bag packaging plant to reduce energy usage by 10%, reduce costs
Industry Intelligence
October 21, 2011
WPS Global provides a 10 percent KWH reduction guarantee and proven case studies demonstrating significant savings in energy use and costs within weeks following an installation. The system offers other benefits as well, including improved power quality and equipment surge protection. “Packaging equipment are big consumers of energy,” explains Bill Behrmann, senior systems designer, WPS Global Inc. “Even with the newest and most advanced, high efficiency equipment, you cannot realize optimal energy effectiveness or maximum savings without controlling the supply side of the equation.” Read more…

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Freedom Corrugated Implements Energy Management
Paper Film & Foil Converter
Mar 1, 2011
Freedom Corrugated, Hazelton, PA, implements an energy management system from WPS Global, Milwaukee, WI, to achieve a 20% reduction in eneryg costs. Read more

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Freedom Corrugated saves energy with WPS Global
Official Board Markets
Feb 12, 2011
Freedom Corrugated, Hazelton, Pa., is implementing a WPS Global system to save more than 20 percent on the supply side of its energy consumption. Freedom Corrugated’s decision to install the WPS Global solution in October was based on its success within other plants. Read more

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Timbar Miami Installs Energy-Saving System
Official Board Markets
Nov 27, 2010
The KWH-reducing solution requires no downtime and no employee involvement and will play a significant role in TimBar’s sustainability initiative. Read more 

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Sheet Feeders Partner with WPS Global
Corrugated Today
March/April 2010
Surviving in the uber-competitive corrugated business means sheet feeders like Niagara Sheets, North Tonawanda, NY, must think out-of-the-box when it comes to reducing costs. Read more

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WPS Global Installs Energy-Saving Solution at Independence Corrugated
Paper, Film & Foil Converter
Mar 01, 2010
WPS Global recently installed its customized energy-saving solution at Independence Corrugated, Oak Creek, WI. The system reportedly guarantees to reduce energy consumption by at least 10%. Read more

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Independence Looks at Long Term Results
Official Board Markets
Feb 20, 2010
Independence Corrugated, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, recently installed a WPS Global customized energy-saving solution, guaranteed to reduce energy consumption by at least 10 percent. Read more

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Box Maker Cuts Energy Costs | Niagara Sheets benefits from energy savings plan by WPS Global
Paper, Film & Foil Converter
Feb 05, 2010
Niagara Sheets benefits from a customized energy savings plan developed by WPS Global. Read more

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Niagara Sheets Cuts Energy Costs
Paper, Film and Foil Converter
Feb 01, 2010
WPS Global has developed an energy savings plan for corrugated sheet feeder Niagara Sheets, North Tonawanda, NY, to reduce kilowatt consumption…
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Online: Corrugators are Finding Creative Ways to Cut Costs
Official Board Markets
Jan 16, 2010
In August 2009, Niagara Sheets partnered with WPS Global to implement the plan tailored specifically for the Tonawanda NY plant. Just 90 days after WPS Global installed its comprehensive energy solution, Niagara Sheets had already realized over $10,000 in savings. Read more

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WPS Helps Niagara Sheets ‘Pinch Pennies’
Board Converting News
Jan 16, 2010
To survive, Niagara Sheets must be a low cost producer, and reducing our energy costs is one element of that strategy. Read more

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How IPC Cut Energy Costs
Official Board Markets
Jan 3, 2009
To meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive marketplace and sustainability-minded operating environment, Innovative Packaging Corp. (IPC), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, partnered with WPS Global to implement a customized energy-saving solution. Read more

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NEWS RELEASES

2012

Cutting Kilowatts Earns Rebate For Northern Sheets

2011

Bancroft Bag Banks On Higher Profit Margins By Lowering Its Energy Consumption

SPP Miami: Sheet Feeder Eliminates Costly Damages And Downtime Brought On By Mother Nature

Freedom Corrugated: Supply-Side KWH Reduction Inspires Corrugators To Cut Energy Costs And Get Greener

Wrought Washer Takes Mother Nature Head-On With WPS Global’s Energy Management System

2010

Zero Downtime Influences Timbar Packaging & Display To Install WPSs Global’s Supply-Side Electricity Reduction System

Independence Corrugated Moves Swiftly To Bring In New Cost Saving And Sustainability Strategies

Niagara Sheets: Creative Ways To Cut Costs Are Carving Out New Opportunities For Corrugators

2009

Smurfit Stone’s IPC Realizes Substantial Savings With WPS Global’s Sustainability-Minded Energy Reduction Plan