As one of the leading brick manufacturers, Meridian Brick provides high-quality bricks to visionary designers. With over 40 plants and 400 distributors, the goal is to work nationally and locally to create a personal touch for each of their customers. Lowering maintenance time and costs were crucial when Meridian Brick decided to pursue a lighting project. Dark areas throughout the facility were also a concern. This project needed to be completed without any interruptions to production. The U.S. Energy Recovery team provided and executed a detailed plan for proposed fixtures that would increase lighting levels, a thirteen-month payback, and the complete timeframe of the project with no interruption to Meridian Brick’s production process. Today, they have no dark shadows, decreased overall maintenance, better quality, and equipment inspections, an increase in employee morale, and an increase in annual savings.
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"I was shocked at the payback time on this project. Most of the time you’re looking at a payback of 3 – 4 years, this one paid back in 13 months." -Terry Skaggs, Plant Manager