MOM Brands™ has invested in a more sustainable and efficient lighting program at its Tremonton, Utah-based cereal plant.
The program was contracted to Murphy Energy Systems in Milwaukee, according to MOM Brands.
The energy-saving renovation entailed upgrading and retrofitting all interior and exterior lighting. It also included the implementation of lighting controls to dramatically reduce the energy required to light the facility, while significantly improving overall light quality and quantity, resulting in a “lighter and brighter” work environment. On average, the fluorescent technology increased light output throughout the plant by 20 to 30 percent, yet costs 60 percent less to operate than the previous lighting technology.
The savings are substantial; over the new lighting technology’s lifecycle, MOM Brands will save nearly a quarter of a million dollars in energy costs annually and reduce CO2 output by more than 4.5 million pounds per year.
“When we implement major energy-efficient projects like this, we are able to make a significant contribution to both operational efficiency and our company’s commitment to sustainable business practices,” said Mark Suchan, MOM Brands plant manager. “In keeping with our belief of finding better ways to make a better breakfast at a better price, this was a natural move for us.”
The 382,000-s.f. high-tech Utah facility runs four production lines and produces approximately 125,000 packages of cereal a day in a variety of ready-to-eat flavors, including the company’s best-selling Frosted Mini Spooners®, Cinnamon Toasters®, Marshmallow Mateys®, Honey Graham Squares® and more. MOM Brands was formerly Malt-O-Meal.