Hughes Supply’s Thomasville, Nc Manufacturing Facility Receives Environmental Stewardship Award from Southpoint Solutions as a Result of Implementing Energy Efficient Lighting Project

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Thomasville, NC manufacturer of injection molded plastic parts, Hughes Supply, recently completed a project to upgrade their existing lighting systems to reduce electricity costs and improve lighting quality. At the same time, their reduced electricity usage has resulted in less greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

Brooks Brock with Hughes Supply accepting the Environmental Stewardship Award for the energy savings lighting project provided by Southpoint Solutions

Thomasville, NC manufacturer of injection molded plastic parts, Hughes Supply, recently completed a project to upgrade their existing lighting systems to reduce electricity costs and improve lighting quality. At the same time their reduced electricity usage has resulted in less greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

Southpoint Solutions worked with Hughes Supply to develop and implement this project utilizing the patented technology of Orion Energy Systems. The existing lighting system, which consisted of over 450 inefficient high-intensity discharge (HID) light fixtures and T12 strip fixtures, was replaced with Orion's high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology.

As a result of the project, Hughes Supply expects to cut its light-related electricity usage, and the associated costs, by almost 59 percent. An added benefit is that lower electricity usage means less fossil fuel emissions associated with electricity production. By completing this project, Hughes Supply has indirectly reduced the amount of air pollution by 300 tons of carbon dioxide, which has an equivalent impact of saving 37,350 gallons of gasoline annually or planting 83 acres of trees.

Hughes Supply is dedicated in providing their customers with the highest level of customer service, quality products, prompt service and competitive pricing. To accomplish the standard that Hughes Supply has set for themselves they starting looking into different ways to improve facility conditions. Brooks Brock, VP of Manufacturing stated, “We originally wanted to save money and improve the lighting but we got more. We are very color oriented and with the new lighting system we are able to distinguish color variance now.”

Hughes Supply in Thomasville, NC manufactures injection molded plastic parts on state of the art equipment. They operate around the clock producing precision tolerances out of virtually thermoplastic material in any color. For more information, visit http://www.hughessupplyco.com.

Southpoint Solutions, LLC. is an energy services company whose mission is to help commercial and industrial companies reduce energy costs and achieve environmental objectives by developing and implementing turnkey energy efficiency projects consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, intelligent wireless control systems and direct renewable solar technology. For more information, visit http://www.SouthpointSolutions.com.

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