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OSI Achieves Significant Energy Savings With the Help of Energy Efficiency Partner, Cascade Energy

The Partnership Between OSI and Cascade Energy Results in Over 7,255,000 Kilowatt Hours Saved

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - November 19, 2015) - Cascade Energy today announced with OSI, a world leader in providing quality products and custom solutions for the food industry, impressive energy and cost savings numbers at several OSI facilities. Since May 2013, OSI North America has saved over 7,255,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) and will achieve a total electrical-energy cost savings of $500,000 before the end of the year.

Cascade and OSI's initial pilot program involved:

  • Setting up an energy measurement, tracking, benchmarking, and reporting system.
  • Performing a tune up on facility refrigeration, compressed air, and high-pressure water pump systems.
  • Delivering a final report, listing action items to be implemented.
  • Engaging OSI site staff to assist with the action item implementation.
  • Reviewing system performance to drive additional energy savings.

"OSI is taking an aggressive and comprehensive approach to energy management," said Cascade Energy CEO Marcus Wilcox. "We are very excited about their success, and look forward to driving more energy and cost savings at additional facilities."

Based on the exceptional results at the Oakland plant, OSI extended the energy efficiency program to five more facilities in 2015, with more to come in 2016. OSI projects an estimated annual savings potential of 1,858,000 kWh annually at the West Chicago facility alone, if all recommended measures are implemented.

"Cascade is now OSI's go-to partner for our energy optimization program for our North American plants' industrial systems," said Larry Glaser, AVP, Director of Operations Support.

About Cascade Energy

Cascade Energy is one of the largest companies in the nation dedicated to industrial energy efficiency. Cascade's projects save industrial companies around $125 million, and two billion kilowatt-hours per year. To date, the company has completed more than 3,000 projects across a range of industries, including cold storage, foodservice distribution, food processing, agribusiness, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and general manufacturing. Cascade provides services to about half the industrial sites in the Northwest and to many more customers throughout North America and abroad. With a full complement of services and engineering know-how based on over 20 years of hands-on experience, Cascade has a proven track record of reducing industrial energy consumption and costs. For more information, visit

About OSI

For 60 years, OSI Group, LLC has been a global leader in supplying value-added protein items and other food products to leading foodservice and retail brands. It is a privately held corporation with more than 60 facilities in 16 countries. The company's global headquarters is located outside of Chicago in Aurora, Illinois, USA. For more information, visit

Barbara Weiss

Source: Marketwired (November 19, 2015 - 12:00 AM EST)

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