For the fourth year in a row, Baldor, Fort Smith, Ark., was the only manufacturer to achieve 100% compliance of totally enclosed fan-cooled and open drip-proof motors that meet or exceed NEMA Premium efficiency criteria, earning recognition in a recent report by the Consortium of Energy Efficiency. The report spotlighted the company’s Super E motors.

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency launched its premium efficiency motors initiative in 1996 to encourage the manufacture and sale of energy-efficient industrial motors. For the initiative, the group developed efficiency specifications for 114 classes of motors that are, on average, 1% to 2% higher than the federal minimum standards required by the Energy Policy Act of 1992.