Cardinal Fastener Teams Up with ROI Energy for Sustainability

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Cardinal dramatically reduces carbon footprint while cutting energy costs and doubling light levels.

Twice the light using half the energy

Reducing Cardinal’s carbon footprint is an important part of our sustainability plan

Cardinal Fastener Inc., the largest manufacturer of hot forged fasteners in North America, recently completed a lighting retrofit of its 90,000 square foot facility located in Cleveland, Ohio. This installation of energy efficient lighting reduced their Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 294 tons, the equivalent of taking 53 cars off the road or conserving 33,317 gallons of gasoline.

Cardinal Fastener contracted Bob Taussig’s Northeast Ohio firm, ROI Energy Solutions Inc., for the job. “This update improved the quality of light in the plant, increasing productivity and reducing our lighting energy costs by 48%,” said Wendy Brugmann, EVP & COO of Cardinal Fastener. “I especially enjoyed working with ROI Energy, as they were efficient and did not interfere with operations in the least.”

John Grabner, President of Cardinal Fastener said, “Reducing Cardinal’s carbon footprint is an important part of our sustainability plans going forward. This retrofit clearly demonstrates our awareness of and commitment to reducing our energy footprint.”

About ROI Energy Solutions: ROI Energy Solutions provides lighting retrofits (conversions) enabling Ohio area businesses to become more energy efficient. Taussig, president of ROI Energy, affirms that business owners typically save 50% in lighting energy costs, realize twice the light in production and warehouse environments, capture a lucrative EPAct accelerated tax deduction worth tens of thousands of dollars and in many cases qualify for utility company rebate incentives, helping to offset the cost of these cost savings initiatives. He said: “His clients typically realize paybacks well under 24 months.”

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