EPA Recognizes 43 ABA Member Facilities as 2019 ENERGY STAR ® Certified Manufacturing Plants

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“The baking industry accounts for over one-third of the 2019 ENERGY STAR Certified Plants. ABA is proud of the baking industry’s commitment to their communities and sustainability goals that also help their bottom line.”

American Bakers Association member facilities represent 43 of the 95 manufacturing plants recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for their superior energy performance in 2019. Only plants in the top 25 percent of energy performance nationwide can earn the ENERGY STAR.

“Our members’ care deeply about sustainability initiatives,” said Rasma Zvaners, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Services. “The ENERGY STAR program recognizes members of the baking industry who are dedicated to increasing energy efficiency and helping the environment.”

The ABA-Member facilities, along with the other plants representing 20 different types of manufacturing, reduced their energy bills by $520 million, saved more than 100 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) of energy, and achieved broad emissions reductions, including 6 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The energy savings are enough to meet the annual energy needs of nearly 670,000 American households.

ABA Member, Bimbo Bakeries, was recognized for the third consecutive year as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year thus receiving the Sustainable Excellence award for their leading corporate-wide energy management strategies, programs, and achievements.

ENERGY STAR Certified Baking Plants

A total of 43  member facilities were awarded the ENERGY STAR certification in 2019.

“The magnitude of these plants’ savings indicates that manufacturers in the United States have a lot to gain by investing in energy efficiency,” said Anne Idsal, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “Energy management is a win/win: saving money for manufacturers and protecting our environment.”

ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry

180 bakeries registered for the ENERGY STAR Challenge with 25 bakeries achieving the challenge reduction goal, voluntarily reducing their energy intensity by 10% in 5 years or less.

ABA Member Manufacturing plants earning ENERGY STAR certification for the first time in 2019:

Flowers Foods, Inc., Mesa, Arizona (commercial bread and roll baking)

Mile Hi Companies, Denver, Colorado (commercial bread and roll baking)

Flowers Foods, Inc., Henderson, Nevada (commercial bread and roll baking)

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Zanesville, Ohio (commercial bread and roll baking)

All ENERGY STAR certified ABA Member manufacturing plants in 2019 listed by state include:

Alabama:
Flowers Foods, Inc., Tuscaloosa (commercial bread and roll baking)

Arkansas:
Flowers Foods, Inc., Batesville (commercial bread and roll baking)

Arizona:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Phoenix (commercial bread and roll baking)

Flowers Foods, Inc., Mesa (commercial bread and roll baking)

Flowers Foods, Inc., Tolleson (commercial bread and roll baking)

California:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., San Diego (commercial bread and roll baking)

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., San Luis Obispo (commercial bread and roll baking)

Colorado:

Mile Hi Companies, Denver (commercial bread and roll baking)

Iowa:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Dubuque (commercial bread and roll baking)
Illinois:

TreeHouse Foods, Inc., South Beloit (cookie & cracker baking)

Indiana:

Klosterman Baking Company, Morristown (commercial bread and roll baking)

Tate & Lyle, Lafayette (corn refining)

Kentucky:

TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Princeton (cookie & cracker baking)

Louisiana:

Flowers Foods, Inc., Baton Rouge (commercial bread and roll baking)

Flowers Foods, Inc., Lafayette (commercial bread and roll baking)

Flowers Foods, Inc., New Orleans (commercial bread and roll baking)

Minnesota:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Fergus Falls (commercial bread and roll baking)

Nevada:
Flowers Foods, Inc., Henderson (commercial bread and roll baking)

New York:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Auburn (commercial bread and roll baking)

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Olean (commercial bread and roll baking)

TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Tonawanda (cookie & cracker baking)
North Carolina:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Gastonia (commercial bread and roll baking)

Ohio:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Zanesville (commercial bread and roll baking)
Klosterman Baking Company, Cincinnati (commercial bread and roll baking)

Klosterman Baking Company, Springboro (commercial bread and roll baking)

Oklahoma:
The Bama Companies, Inc., Tulsa – Bama Pie (commercial bread and roll baking)

The Bama Companies, Inc., Tulsa – Frozen Dough (commercial bread and roll baking)

Oregon:
Dave’s Killer Bread (Flowers Foods, Inc.), Milwaukie (commercial bread and roll baking)

Pennsylvania:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Reading (commercial bread and roll baking)
South Carolina:

Weston Foods Canada Inc., Gaffney (commercial bread and roll baking)

South Dakota:
Weston Foods Canada Inc., North Sioux City (cookie & cracker baking)

Tennessee:
Tennessee Bun Company, Dickson (commercial bread and roll baking)

Tate & Lyle, Loudon (corn refining)

Texas:
Flowers Foods, Inc., El Paso (commercial bread and roll baking)

Flowers Foods, Inc., Tyler (commercial bread and roll baking)

Utah:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Salt Lake City (commercial bread and roll baking)

TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Odgen (cookie & cracker baking)

Virginia:
Flowers Foods, Inc., Lynchburg (commercial bread and roll baking)

Flowers Foods, Inc., Norfolk (commercial bread and roll baking)

Weston Foods Canada Inc., Front Royal (cookie & cracker baking)

Wisconsin:
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., La Crosse (commercial bread and roll baking)

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Milwaukee (commercial bread and roll baking)

Weston Foods Canada Inc., Green Bay (cookie & cracker baking)

About the ENERGY STAR Industrial Program

Since 2006, the ENERGY STAR Industrial Program has annually certified manufacturing plants for performing within the top 25% of energy performance in their industries nationwide. More than 200 plants have achieved this distinction since 2006. For more information, see: https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/industrial-plants/earn-recognition/plant-certification

For a list of all certified plants, see: https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/reference/find-energy-star-certified-buildings-and-plants/registry-energy-star-certified-buildings To learn more about how ENERGY STAR and industry work together, see: https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/industrial-plants

Source:  americanbakers.org

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