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To protect the health of our staff and our customers, Efficiency Vermont offices are closed to the public. We have cautiously begun scheduling project related site visits when required. You can find more information on our safety protocols here.

We know that you need support in reducing energy costs now more than ever, and we will continue to launch new offers and programs over the course of the summer. In the mean time, our customer support team is available to help you remotely. Contact us at (888) 921-5990 or

Saving $192,470
per year
Saving 1,088,420
kWh per year
“We were hesitant to change our manufacturing process, but the data was compelling. I only wish we’d acted sooner!”
Tim Lybeck,
Operations Manager
Business Story - 2013 - Rutland, Rutland County 

Founded in Rutland, Vermont, in 1951, Carris Reels, Inc., manufactures industrial reels and spools across nine locations in North America. Its success is due in part to eliminating waste wherever it can. The company has partnered with Efficiency Vermont over the years to improve the efficiency of its facilities and operations. In 2012, when Carris Reels management decided to reduce plant overhead, the company turned to Efficiency Vermont for energy expertise.

Carris Reels uses a large amount of compressed air in its manufacturing process. Efficiency Vermont connected company leaders to a compressed air specialist who could assess their Vermont-based operations and perform two weeks of submetering at the facilities. The metering showed that compressors in two locations were too large. Air leaks were also discovered throughout the air distribution systems.

As a result of the assessment, the company installed new compressors, fixed the air leaks, and added variable frequency controls. These changes cut its compressed air energy use in half, without disruption. The Rutland locations are now saving about $50,000 per year, and the improvements earned back the investment in less than two years.

Are you looking for ways to save money and energy in your manufacturing facility? Contact us at (888) 921-5990.