Lead Forensics

Drug Plastics & Glass Co., Inc.

Osgood, Indiana


Drug Plastics & Glass Co, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging serving the needs of healthcare customers world-wide by providing innovative packaging solutions and superior quality products and service.

Situation:

With energy costs rising and legislation placing mandatory caps on emissions, Oxford-based Drug Plastics & Glass Co. partnered with MEP's Sustainability/Energy Efficiency (SEE) team to prioritize energy cost reduction. Drug Plastics & Glass Co. partnered with MEP's SEE team to prioritize energy cost reduction.

Solution:

With MEP, we have been able to make many major improvements in our energy cost savings. We started with a complete energy assessment. Then we formed a plant energy team consisting of a cross-functional team from several departments to implement changes. We also sent all of our members to the energy training. These training sessions have helped our team tremendously in identifying opportunities at the plant for improvements," said Hung Nguyen, Plant Manager.

Results:

Nguyen added, “In one year, we were able to cut the energy cost in terms of kW-hr per pound of plastics by more than 10%, saving more than $100,000. We also were able to reduce lighting by 50% by switching all HID lamps to energy efficient T-5 lighting and reduce air compressor usage by 43% through leak reduction, compressor sequencing, sizing, and improved maintenance.

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