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Recent Developments in Supply Chain and Technology

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—February 23, 2012 (James Street Media Services)—Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, comprehensive transportation services and intelligent information technology, has installed high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology at two of its Chattanooga logistics facilities where it expects to cut light-related electricity consumption by 70 percent.

The Compact Modular™ lights, designed and manufactured in the U.S. by Orion Energy Systems, replaced 537 high-intensity discharge fixtures in the Kenco facilities.

Anticipated greenhouse gas emission reductions of 14,000 tons over the fixtures’ 20-year lifecycle are the air-scrubbing equivalent of a 149-acre forest—or removing 137 cars from the road—according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The emission reductions are also equal to cutting 78,475 gallons of gasoline annually. 

According to Deni Albrecht, Kenco’s leader of sustainability, “These lighting upgrades represent real bottom line savings to our customers—and they are another example of how Kenco delivers common sense solutions with uncommon value. These new lighting systems will keep us competitive for years, as energy costs continue to increase and as carbon footprint reduction requirements get closer to reality in the U.S. ” 

Orion’s patented, high-efficiency technology cuts light-related energy consumption by 50 percent or more, while providing about 50 percent more light than traditional, high-intensity discharge (HID) fixtures. Orion’s technology also is lightweight, easy to install, and easier to maintain.

About Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
Orion Energy Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: OESX) is a leading power technology enterprise that designs, manufactures and implements energy management systems, consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, intelligent wireless control systems and direct renewable solar technology for commercial and industrial customers without compromising their operations. Orion has deployed its energy management systems in 6,517 facilities across North America, including 130 of the Fortune 500 companies. Since 2001, Orion technology has displaced more than 607 megawatts, saving customers more than $1.1 billion and reducing indirect carbon dioxide emissions by 9.5 million tons. For more information, visit

About Kenco
Kenco provides integrated logistics solutions that include value-added distribution and fulfillment, public warehousing, comprehensive transportation management, material handling services, real estate management, and supply chain intelligence—all engineered for operational excellence. For over 60 years, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships because it is the 3PL that listens, learns and adapts. Privately-held and financially strong, Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value. Learn more at

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