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Farnell Packaging wins Efficiency Nova Scotia Engagement Award 2016


October 24, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Oct. 24, 2016 – Farnell Packaging Ltd., a fully integrated manufacturer of flexible packaging, is taking home the Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Engagement Award 2016, which “recognizes an organization’s leadership and commitment to energy efficiency through activities such as planning, project development, energy management, and employee engagement.”

Established in 1961, the family-owned business custom extrudes mono and co-ex films (polyethylene and co-polyester), performs flexographic printing up to eight colours and finishing into roll stock, bags and/or sheets, and converts pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) paper/film into labels on rolls printed up to eight colours.

According to Efficiency Nova Scotia, the manufacturer put together a cross-functional energy team, spanning four different departments and areas of expertise. “Senior management is highly engaged, and regular meetings are held with all staff for progress updates,” it noted.

“Farnell Packaging is an operation using energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Monica MacLean, spokesperson for Efficiency Nova Scotia. “Their staff [is] identifying energy saving opportunities throughout the facility — from low-hanging fruit like turning off lights and machinery, to more advanced monitoring after a successful year in our Strategic Energy Management program.”

“Part of our culture is understanding our impact on the world. Finding ways to improve our facility’s energy efficiency is a natural part of that,” noted Debby Farnell Rudolph, executive vice president of Farnell Packaging Ltd. “Our highly engaged staff is key to our environmental success.”

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The award is part of the Bright Business Awards program, now in its fifth year. Winners were announced during the fifth annual Bright Business Conference at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, N.S., on October 19.