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Food Processing Testimonials

Take advantage of the millions of dollars offered by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to help business customers buy energy-efficient equipment. Here we share testimonials from satisfied food processing customers who have benefited from our most popular energy-efficiency program features.


Brian Webb, vice president of Natural Beef

Biogas

SoCalGas provided a $450,000 incentive to help National Beef use biogas, which is a renewable source of natural gas. National Beef uses microorganisms that produce biogas while consuming waste products. “The project gives us about a million therms of energy every year,” said vice president Brian Webb.


Matt Rickerd, chief engineer at Puritan Bakery in Carson

Insulation

“SoCalGas’ rebate program gave us a great deal on pipe and tank insulation,” said Matt Rickerd, chief engineer at Puritan Bakery in Carson, CA. “The insulation cost $6,175, but our $3,384 rebate paid for more than half of that.”


Chris Scheidt, engineering projects manager for Land O’ Lakes

Heat Recovery

SoCalGas gave Land O’ Lakes a $143,340 incentive for a heat exchanger, which recycles the facility’s waste heat.  “We’ll save much more through reduced energy use,” said Chris Scheidt, engineering projects manager for Land O’ Lakes.


Bob Lofton, manager of Superior Cattle Feeders

Zero-Interest Loan

Superior Cattle Feeders bought a new $112,500 boiler without paying a dime up-front. SoCalGas provided a $54,300 incentive and a $58,200 zero-interest loan. “It’s hard to say no to a deal like that,” said manager Bob Lofton. (Eligibility rules and other restrictions apply. See program details.)


SoCalGas helped See’s Candies with rebates.

Boilers

SoCalGas gave See’s Candies $4,000 in rebates for four energy-efficient steam boilers.


Armando Garza, director of manufacturing for Mission Foods

Cool Planet Program

“SoCalGas gave us $6,000 to join The Climate Registry to help measure and manage our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to consistent, state-backed standards,” said Armando Garza, director of manufacturing for Mission Foods. “Developing our GHG inventory with the Registry will accurately document our emissions reductions, positioning us for success as energy and carbon policies evolve.”


Bob King, White Wave Foods’ plant manager

Energy-Efficiency Assessments

SoCalGas provided no-cost on-site training for White Wave Foods to help verify about $100,000 per year in energy-efficiency savings through a number of projects, such as increasing condensate recovery and reducing boiler blowdown. “The training helped provide the operational and economic justification for us to proceed with the projects,” said Bob King, White Wave Foods’ plant manager.