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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Plover plant chosen for energy efficiency pilot program

From an article by Nick Paulson in the Stevens Point Journal:

A Plover food processing plant has been chosen as one of 50 companies to participate in a state pilot program to help manufacturers improve their next-generation initiatives.

Foremost Farms USA, which makes whey products at its Plover plant, will take part in a $1.75 million program run through the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

State energy auditors will canvass the Foremost plant to look for ways the company can save energy.

"Does it make sense to invest in a more energy-efficient system?" The company hopes to find out, communications director Joan Behr said. "We'll be able to tap the expertise of these folks."

After working with the auditors and determining what changes need to be made, each company will apply to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce for the money to complete the sustainability initiatives.

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