CRABTREE, QC, June 25, 2014 (CNW) - Kruger Products L.P., Canada's leading manufacturer of premium quality tissue, paper and napkin products for consumer and away-from-home use, is proud to announce that its Crabtree, QC plant has been named a member of réseau Écolectrique d'Hydro-Québec (http://www.hydroquebec.com/ecolectrique/) for reducing electrical energy consumption by at least 5%.
"We are honoured to be part of this distinct group of companies in Québec and appreciate Hydro Quebec's recognition of our efforts to reduce our energy consumption," says Daniel Dumont, General Manager Region East, Kruger Products. "We believe that big companies can make a big difference, so we are always looking for ways to reduce our energy consumption and bring us closer to reaching our target set through Sustainability 2015."
The Crabtree tissue plant has embarked on a number of energy efficiency projects in recent years that have contributed to earning this distinction, including:
Upgrade of the facility's lighting system, a reduction of 7,700 MWh per year;
Upgrade of the plant's recycled screening system, a reduction of 300 MWh per year; and
Improvements to the plant's compressed air system, a reduction of 1,200 MWh/year
The Hydro-Québec Écolectrique network includes major companies from various industries that are recognized for their leadership and outstanding performance in energy efficiency. As part of the energy efficiency program, these companies have reduced energy consumption by at least 5% or at least 50 GWh per year, adopted a formal energy efficiency policy and have a dedicated employee who is responsible for energy management.
About Kruger Products L.P.
Kruger Products L.P. is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use. Kruger Products L.P. serves the Canadian consumer market with such well-known brands as Cashmere®, Purex®, SpongeTowels®, Scotties®' and White Swan®. In the U.S., Kruger Products L.P. manufactures the White Cloud® brand, as well as many private label products. Kruger Products L.P. has approximately 2,300 employees across North America and operates five FSC® CoC-certified mills (FSC® C104904), four of which are located in Canada and one in the US.
About KP Tissue Inc.
KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) was created to acquire, and its business is limited to holding, a limited partnership interest in KPLP.