Verallia: award honors energy performance at plants

Verallia North America, a producer of glass containers in the United States, has had three of its manufacturing plants honored as the first and only in the industry to earn the 2010 ENERGY STAR from t…

Verallia North America, a producer of glass containers in the United States, has had three of its manufacturing plants honored as the first and only in the industry to earn the 2010 ENERGY STAR from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for superior energy performance. The three plants, located in Dunkirk, Indiana; Milford, Massachusetts; and Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, have demonstrated best in class energy performance and, on average, use nearly 25% less energy when compared to similar plants across the country. “We are very proud to operate the only three glass container plants in the country to be recognized for advanced energy performance”, said Joseph R. Grewe, President and CEO with Verallia North America. “This special recognition from the EPA validates our efforts and drives our commitment to reach new levels of achievement”. Compared to average glass container plants, these ENERGY STAR certified facilities annually save 1,342,742 million Btus of energy and prevent approximately 61,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, which is comparable to eliminating the emissions from almost 12,000 cars.