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A Smart Way to Cut Costs... Forever

Updated: Apr 12, 2022

It’s a post-pandemic world. Business is picking back up which means production is increasing. This is good news for business, but due to supply chain disruptions, there are some operational concerns.

Costs Are Increasing and Trending Upwards

Between April 2020 to May 2021 the price of lumber spiked up an astounding 434%. In January 2021, UPS increased its shipping rates by 4.9%, and in September 2021, FedEx announced an average 5.9% price increase.

The cost of raw materials or shipping isn’t going to decrease anytime soon, in fact, it seems like its upward trend will only increase. With the new normal of higher costs, where can you cut costs such that it does not affect the quality of your product or impact your production cycle?

Cut Electricity Use, Not Product Quality

With over 24 years of experience, Ecogate has developed the greenBOX 12, the predecessor of the legacy greenBOX 8 system. The greenBOX 12 is ideal for production lines that have 12 or fewer workstations connected to a dust collection/filtration system.

greenBOX 12: Controller for Ecogate Standard System

The system saves on average 66% of the electricity consumption which can equate to thousands of dollars in savings each year. This can help offset the rising costs of materials and freight delivery that your facility is experiencing.