BUCYRUS, OH – Ohio Mutual Insurance Group is going greener and “saving green” in the process.
The company is replacing current light fixtures in its home office facility with new, energy-efficient T-8 florescent fixtures in order to improve lighting for the 160 associates in the facility, save energy costs, and to comply with federal standards for workplace lighting.
Because the project is an energy-saving initiative, Ohio Mutual applied for and was awarded a nearly $8,000 grant through American Electric Power, the company’s electric utility. Once the fixtures are replaced, the company expects to use 290 fewer kilowatt hours (kWh) per day, resulting in a savings of approximately $7,900 per year on lighting costs.
According to Facilities Manager Stan Eusey, 282 current light fixtures will be replaced with 168 new fixtures. Facilities personnel are working with Grau Electric, Ltd. to coordinate the project, which is expected to begin in mid-June.
Vice President of Human Resources Mike Horvath says this project is “typical of the great work Stan and his team do to keep our building operating efficiently. We expect the project to pay for itself in less than three years.”
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 and based in Bucyrus, Ohio, partners with nearly 400 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Ohio, Indiana, and five states in New England. For the past three years Ohio Mutual has been recognized as one of the Ward’s 50 top insurance companies in the United States and was named the “Company of the Year” by the nation’s largest association of independent insurance agents in 2009. Additional company information is available at www.omig.com.
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