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"Green" Beloit plant saves company money

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Steve Benton
September 17, 2008
— The Kettle foods plant in Beloit started operations in May of 2007 using some of the most innovative "green" technologies available.

Although the plant is still too new to compare year to year savings, company officials crunched some numbers comparing the Beloit plant to its other facilities to see what kind of savings they could come up with. The results were fantastic according to Kettle foods spokesperson, Erica Erland of Maxwell PR.


She says the Beloit plant is saving the company nearly $200,000 in gas, water, and electric bills. In addition to that, Erland says, building the Beloit plant has allowed the company to reduce its carbon foot-print by 3 million pounds.


The Beloit potato chip plant received the U-S Green Building Council's "gold" level certification for its energy and environmental design program.



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