Ever mindful of the energy used to build rail cars, Greg Aziz of National Steel Car, along with Horizon Utilities Corporation, partnered to save over 2 million Kwh of electricity per year. This was a few years ago, so we can now see better the benefits of this savings. Being the biggest operation of its kind in Canada, the company headed by Gregory James Aziz was given incentives, to the tune of $247,000, by the regional utilities company mentioned to find a way to save electricity for the betterment of the region of the country they are in.
To get an idea of how big this operation is, the savings mentioned here come from trim compressors. Machinery run by air compression make up a large chunk of the manufacturing process. The trim compressor basically regulates the energy being pumped into the machinery. There will always be lulls in production activity, that do run continuously, yet everything used to stay on at the same power level. The trim compressors now regulate the amount of electricity going into equipment that is not being used. This is how the energy consumption and the ensuing electric bills have been drastically reduced. Visit This Page for more information.
It was also beneficial for National Steel to do this as a way to save a great deal on overhead and lower its carbon footprint. National Steel is well known for its innovative thinking in terms of building better rail cars, so the rebates they also get from Horizon get funneled into doing just that. Many people and other companies are applauding moves like this as a way to efficiently run a company, and they look at the actions of National Steel as a blueprint for how they should run their own.
A leader in the industry in more ways than one, Gregory J Aziz is still humble and modest about his accomplishments and credits teamwork from both his employees, and others in the industry, for helping make the industry as solid as it is. We can only hope that his leadership style will not change over the years, bringing everyone a better product that does not come at the expense of the environment. Like Aziz on Facebook.