Premier Powder Coating to Be Awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award by Southpoint Solutions As a Result of Implementing an Energy Efficient Lighting Project at Its Asheboro, NC Facility

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Premier Powder Coating recently completed a project to upgrade their existing lighting systems to reduce electricity costs and improve lighting quality. At the same time, its reduced electricity usage has resulted in less greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

Premier Powder Coating recently completed a project to upgrade their existing lighting systems to reduce electricity costs and improve lighting quality. At the same time, its reduced electricity usage has resulted in less greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

Southpoint Solutions worked with Premier Powder Coating to develop and implement this project utilizing the patented technology of Orion Energy Systems. The solution designed by Southpoint Solutions allowed Premier Powder Coating to replace over 505 inefficient light fixtures with Orion's energy efficient high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology, while still improving light levels and quality.

As a result of the project, Premier Powder Coating expects to cut its light-related electricity usage, and the associated costs, by almost 47 percent. An added benefit is that lower electricity usage means less fossil fuel emissions associated with electricity production. By completing this project, Premier Powder Coating has indirectly reduced the amount of air pollution by 53 tons of carbon dioxide which has an equivalent impact of saving 6,644 gallons of gasoline annually or planting 15 acres of trees.

“As a powder coater, we depend on the quality of the light in our shop to determine if parts are coated properly. After seeing the quality of the T8 lighting, which we compared with other lighting sources, we felt the T8 lighting would allow us to spray and inspect our powder coating better,” states Jerry Raines, President of Premier Powder Coating. “Everyone was amazed at the clarity of the new lights, and being able to inspect finished parts without a flash light.”

Southpoint Solutions worked diligently with Premier Powder Coating to develop a turnkey lighting solution to fit their needs. “The professionalism of the sales, installation, and management staff was by far one of the best experiences for me as far as working with outside crews working in my facility,” states Raines.

Premier Powder Coating, Inc. was established in 1994 when Jerry Raines and Corbin Moffitt realized there was a need for a custom powder coater in the Triad area of North Carolina. After 5 years of substantial growth they now occupy a 30,000 sq. ft facility in Asheboro, NC. For more information, visit http://www.prempowdcoat.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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