The St. Louis Metallizing Company—with annual revenues of $10 million—will reduce its energy use by about 30,331 kilowatthours (kWh) per year, thanks to AmerenUE’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.
In business since the early 1950s, St. Louis Metallizing specializes in applying surface engineering technology to improve or repair components used in the printing, aerospace and power utility companies, including UE. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of St. Louis based Nooter Corporation. St. Louis Metallizing is the first to receive awards from the $24 million Business Energy Efficiency Program.
Introduced in March 2009, the efficiency program offers business customers across Missouri incentives for installations of approved standard equipment meeting UE’s minimum energy efficiency requirements in lighting, motors, HVAC and refrigeration. Projects that save electricity, but are not on the standard incentive list, may qualify for the Custom Incentive Program. All custom projects require pre-approval by UE.
“We are pleased to become the first business to receive an incentive from UE’s Business Energy Efficiency Program,” says Joe Stricker, President of St. Louis Metallizing. “Our customers are demanding environmentally responsible practices, and this incentive will allow us to meet or exceed their expectations.”
Employees now enjoy improved lighting quality in the majority of the shop areas due to new 6-lamp T8 High-bay fixtures. The incentive check from UE of $2,170 helped to offset the cost of the new lighting. Fixtures were purchased from various light supply companies who are now trade allies of the Business Energy Efficiency Program.
“We’ve listened to our customers, and they’ve told us that they want options to save energy and reduce their energy bills,” says Tom Voss, AmerenUE president and CEO. “We are responding by aggressively pursuing energy efficiency and empowering customers to take action. Using electricity more efficiently is more than simply the right thing to do—it saves participating customers money on their energy bills and helps to keep costs down for all UE electric customers.”
AmerenUE is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. The Ameren companies serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly one million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.
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CONTACT: Tim Fox, 314.554.4335, of AmerenUE