Waukesha Foundry wins energy efficiency award

AFS Corporate Member Waukesha Foundry was presented with a 2022 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award after completing upgrades to its facility and processes to make the 110-year-old foundry more energy efficient.

The award is from Focus on Energy, a statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by Wisconsin’s investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. The group works with eligible residents and businesses to install energy efficiencies and renewable products, according to a press release.

Last year, with a $26,000 Focus on Energy incentive, Waukesha Foundry completed upgrades including switching 20 motors from compressed air to electricity. The company said it is looking forward to possibly receiving $100,000 in incentives and a grant from Wisconsin state’s Office of Energy Innovation for technology upgrades.