Pace Industries Named a Green Power Company
Reedsburg, WI—Pace Industries Inc., a leading plastic extrusion specialist in the graphic arts industry, has been designated as a green power company by Wisconsin Public Power Inc (WPPI). This honor is awarded to companies that procure a threshold of its energy needs by either wind, water, organic materials, or other renewable sources.
Pace Industries’ manufacturing facility, located in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, has secured a percentage of WPPI’s wind turbine power as an alternative energy source instead of the traditional products used such as coal, oil, or natural gas. “Right out of the gate, the wind power we are purchasing is the equivalent to 22 tons of coal-generated power. This translates to the amount of power consumed by 52 homes, annually,” says Blake Pace, president of Pace Industries. “Pace’s green power initiatives has an impact on preserving fossil fuels for future generations and hopefully setting a course for other businesses in selecting alternative natural-resources.”
Pace Industries’ recent recognition as a green power company complements a corporate culture that focuses on reducing, re-using, and recycling products and services for the well-being of employees, customers, and environment. The company continues to explore new bio-based polymers that incorporate agricultural products such as corn or soy beans as alternatives to fossil fuel-based resins.
Pace’s PS-Absolve is a new engineered polystyrene that looks, feels, and processes likes standard styrene but incorporates state-of-the-art polymer technology, certified by a raw material supplier to facilitate degradation in litter form, commercial, or residential compost as well as in landfill disposal.
Customer recycling programs offer customers the opportunity to return packaging materials as well as plastic scrap. In order to encourage recycling an inflated value is offered for these materials. These programs eliminate the potential landfill of at least two to three million pounds of waste annually.
Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV) feature zero emissions for indoor/outdoor operations and can travel 200 miles for the cost of one gallon of gas. Legalized for road use by the Reedsburg community, Pace Industries was the first manufacturer to purchase an NEV for company travel within the cities’ limits.