Baldor Electric Co., Fort Smith, Ark., recently announced its partnership with Energy Star, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) voluntary program for developing and implementing energy efficiency projects. The company recently completed energy improvements in 13 of its U.S.-based manufacturing plants, saving nearly $1 million annually.

“Since our energy surveys and consumption reduction program began in 2000, we have achieved a total savings of 10 million kW-hr,” says Ed Ralston, Baldor Director of Audit Services. “This translates into an air pollution reduction of 13 million lbs of carbon dioxide.”