Wausau – Streich Equipment was honored Monday for its work to save energy and save its customers money when Focus on Energy presented the Wausau company with an Energy Efficiency Excellence Award.
Streich, a WPS customer, has been active in Focus on Energy’s Midstream Commercial Kitchen Equipment (MCKE) program. Through MCKE, the company offers restaurants and other business customers instant incentives that reduce the purchase price of qualifying, energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment.
“We were pretty excited [to get the award],” said Streich Equipment’s Lindsey Schulz. “We do a lot of work with Focus on Energy. We’ve won a lot of bids because of the incentives.”
“Effectively managing energy use helps local businesses remain successful members of the communities we serve,” said Fred Westphal, a principal account manager for WPS. “Congratulations to Streich Equipment on being honored by Focus on Energy for its success in advancing energy efficiency for businesses in north central Wisconsin.”
Energy advisors who work with Streich Equipment say the company has become a statewide model for effective use of the MCKE program and delivering great savings to customers.
Focus on Energy is working with utility companies across the state to present 16 Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards to outstanding businesses, schools and institutions.
A recent evaluation report found every $1 invested in Focus on Energy programs creates $5.93 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 focusonenergy.com.
About Streich Equipment
Streich Equipment is a foodservice equipment and supplies distributor serving Wisconsin, UP Michigan, eastern Minnesota, northern Illinois and northern Iowa. Streich prides itself on being a business built on the foundations of service, knowledge, expertise, training and commitment.