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Yoshida Foods International, Portland

Estimated annual savings: $122,000

With customer sales for Yoshida products way up, the only thing limiting the company from increasing production was the speed of its pasteurizer. To meet increased demand, the company needed to triple their pasteurization output.

Yoshida worked with Energy Trust and found out that replacing their pasteurizer with a 600-bpm, high-efficiency model was far more cost effective than retrofitting their existing one. The new pasteurizer has sophisticated touch-screen controls that allow operators to monitor temperatures in each zone and to program zones for different products and bottle sizes. The monitor also alerts operators to potential problems.

Energy Trust provided a $187,000 cash incentive, helping the company to shave an estimated $122,000 from their annual energy costs.

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