Focus on Energy Congratulates WMC Award Winners

Madison, Wis. – Eight FOCUS ON ENERGY® participants were recently recognized for their efforts to incorporate environmental protections in their business practices.

They were among the nine companies acknowledged with the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) at an awards ceremony in Madison on Tuesday.

The winners, which are also Focus on Energy program participants, include Outlook Group, Georgia Pacific Green Bay Broadway Mill, Bergstrom Automotive, Linetec, Waupaca Foundry, ITU Absorbtech, Masters Gallery Foods and Menasha Packaging Hartford Plant. In addition, three of the winners – Georgia Pacific, Waupaca Foundry and Menasha Packaging – all participated in Focus on Energy’s Strategic Energy Management program for customers whose operations require using large amounts of energy.

Combined, the eight winning organizations have saved 18,692,158 kilowatt hours of electricity and 351,751 therms of natural gas through Focus on Energy projects. That’s enough energy to power more than 1,800 homes for a full year.

This is the 30th year WMC has presented the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award to groups that take an innovative approaches to environmental practices, going beyond regulatory requirements.

Read more about the awards and see all the winners.

A recent third-party evaluation noted every $1 in Focus on Energy funding generates more than $5 in benefits for Wisconsin, including economic benefits, reduced energy costs and reduced pollution.

About Focus on Energy

Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit

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