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Agriculture

Carus recognized for ongoing 'green' efforts

LASALLE — Today, the manufacturing process at Carus Corporation’s largest plant requires 28 percent less energy than it did four years ago. The drop is a result of ongoing efficiency efforts at Carus’ LaSalle site, and it has placed Carus in an elite group of industry leaders.

The American Chemistry Council is honoring Carus Corporation with an Exceptional Merit Energy Efficiency Award. Carus is one of only six companies to be distinguished with exceptional merit this year; it is the only non-fortune 500 company in the group.

This year marks Carus’ fourth consecutive year winning the Energy Efficiency Award, and the second time in four years the environmental company has received Exceptional Merit distinction.

“Carus provides innovative environmental solutions to customers around the world. In staying true to our company’s vision, we are committed to operating responsibly and sustainably,” said Dave Kuzy, Carus’ president and chief operating officer. “To be recognized repeatedly by industry leaders for our environmental efforts is a great honor.”

Carus participates in the Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now LEADER program, in which companies pledge to reduce their energy consumption by 25 percent over the course of a decade. Four years in, Carus has already exceeded the 10-year goal. Much of Carus’ success can be attributed to equipment upgrades.

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