Friday, May 8, 2009

United Corrstack Lauded for ‘Green’ Achievements

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Source: United Corrstack Lauded for ‘Green’ Achievements, Board Converting News, p. 27, April 20, 2009.

Reading, Pennsylvania based United Corrstack LLC (UCI) has been saluted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania as the winner of its 2009 Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards in the category of manufacturing achievement.

Awards went to companies or individuals that have achieved business success through the business development group’s funding and assistance, have helped others to achieve success, or have improved their business through innovation.

United Corrstack, member of US based Interstate Resources, Inc., was saluted for its ‘green’ efforts, which include the production of recycled medium and its soon-to-be-completed Evergreen Community Power plant, which will use biomass organic waste for fuel.


Dave Stauffer (General Manager, United Corrstack) receives the Manufacturing Achievement Award from Chad Brown (CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners)


United Corrstack Team (L-R): Chris Fell (Engineering Manager), Dave Stauffer (General Manager), Larry Haraschak (Controller), and Rick Faust (Fulfillment Manager) at the Ben Franklin Technology Partners Ceremony

United Corrstack worked with Ben Franklin and Northampton Community College’s Electrotechnology Applications Center (ETAC), first to evaluate options to allow higher throughput at the facility and later to assess boiler fuel alternatives for UCI. Because of rising energy costs, United Corrstack is creating its own cogeneration plant, generated by materials such as wood and agricultural waste, to provide steam and electricity.

United Corrstack, LLC, Reading, David F. Stauffer, General Manager states,

At a time when recycling, renewable fuel, and energy independence are at the forefront of national consciousness, United Corrstack (UCI) is a model of green efforts. The company produces recycled corrugated fluting paper which is a component of cardboard boxes, and is in the process of developing its own power plant that burns biomass organic waste. UCI worked with Ben Franklin and Northampton Community College’s Electrotechnology Applications Center (ETAC), first to evaluate options to allow higher throughput at the facility, and later to assess boiler fuel alternatives for UCI.

Because of rising energy costs, UCI is creating its own cogeneration plant, generated by materials, such as wood and agricultural waste, to provide steam and electricity. UCI currently employs 80, and through the energy plant, has created 25 new positions. UCI’s work with Ben Franklin and ETAC helped the company to significantly improve its competitive position, and will increase employment and reduce landfill waste in
the region.

Source: http://nep.benfranklin.org/bftp-news/ben-franklin-announces-innovation-award-winners


The winners will be honored on 12 May 2009 at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

United Corrstack produces recycled corrugated fluting paper, which is a component of cardboard boxes, and is in the process of developing its own power plant that burns biomass organic waste. The US manufacturer employs 80 people and, through the energy plant, expects to create 25 new positions.


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