COLTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Logistics (“Lineage”), a warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, announced that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program, a national partnership initiative to drive significant improvement in energy efficiency across U.S. industry. By joining the program, Lineage pledges to reduce its energy intensity by 25% over the next ten years companywide. Lineage launched its energy management program yesterday at its Allentown, Pennsylvania cold storage facility.
“Lineage’s commitment to reducing its energy intensity by 25% over ten years establishes the company as a leader in industrial energy efficiency and helps advance the nation’s progress toward a sustainable, clean-energy future," said Mark Johnson, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy.
Lineage will partner with Sustainable Industrial Solutions and Cascade Energy to implement the energy management program across its nationwide network of 111 facilities in 21 states. Durham-based Sustainable Industrial Solutions will provide energy monitoring software that reports energy usage in real time, incorporating data from energy drivers like warehouse throughput and outside weather to deliver accurate results and allow for real-time adjustments. Cascade Energy will provide training and optimization tune-ups to ensure facility operators are implementing best practices in energy efficiency. The Portland-based company partnered with Lineage on a series of successful pilot programs that have already garnered positive results and significant cost savings.
“Global food and food retail companies like our customers continue to focus on sustainable practices, and we, as their supply chain partner, must rise to the challenge to support their conservation efforts,” said Bill Hendricksen, CEO of Lineage. “Lineage is committed to not only being the leading temperature-controlled logistics company but also a leader in helping our customers to ‘green their supply chains’ and reduce their carbon footprint.”
“Our participation in the Better Plants Program is yet another example of our commitment to corporate social responsibility,” said Adam Forste, Managing Director at Bay Grove. “We recognize the supply-chain business is resource-intensive, and we are fully committed to surpassing current conservation standards to minimize our impact on the environment.”
About Lineage Logistics: Lineage Logistics is one of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies in the world. The company was founded through the combination of premier, temperature-controlled warehousing organizations, some of whose roots date back to the early 1900s. Today, Lineage delivers sophisticated, customized and dependable cold chain solutions to leading food, retail, agriculture and distribution companies through a world-class facility network and diverse value-added services. Lineage serves customers who put a premium on excellence and reliability to ensure our nation’s food supply is handled, stored and delivered safely and securely through the entire supply chain. For more information, visit www.lineagelogistics.com.
About Bay Grove: Based in San Francisco, Bay Grove is a principal investment firm dedicated to partnering with strong management teams to invest in and build long-term platform investments. Since 2008, Bay Grove has built Lineage Logistics through acquisitions and investments completed in partnership with entrepreneurs, managers, and employees. The firm has deep experience in the warehousing and logistics industry and also seeks to make investments in other attractive sectors. (www.bay-grove.com)