Netting Great Energy Savings at the Island Fishermen Co-operative
The Island Fishermen Co-operative Association Ltd. is a vertically integrated seafood operation made up of member fishermen, employees and management who fish, process, package, and manage the plant. Looking at energy within the plant was a natural progression for the management team, and with the help of Efficiency NB, the facility is now saving 19% of their energy costs while continuing to process quality products destined for world markets. Cooking and freezing seafood, along with lighting and heating, accounts for 5% of the Co-operative’s processing costs. Reducing this means improving the Co-operative’s profit margins, securing the plant’s future and jobs in the region.