42 percent energy performance gain nets Mack Trucks premier ANSI certification

Sources: Mack Trucks Inc., Greensboro, N.C.; CP staff

Mack Trucks’ Macungie Cab and Vehicle Assembly is the first U.S. manufacturing facility to receive platinum-level certification according to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/MSE 50021:2012 Superior Energy Performance (SEP) in the Mature Energy Pathway category.

“Mack is known for superior fuel economy and alternative fuel technology leadership, and we feel it’s just as important that the facility where our trucks are assembled is leading manufacturing facilities across the U.S. in energy
performance,” says Vice President of Marketing John Walsh.

“The [ANSI/MSE] achievement clearly demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship and is the result of our employees actively working to reduce energy consumption for more than a decade,” adds Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly General Manager Roger Johnston. The highest available in the country, he notes, the certification reflects a 41.94 percent energy performance improvement—nearly three times the baseline target for ANSI/MSE 5021 platinum-level candidates—Mack attained from 2002 to 2012 through such plant investments as lighting upgrades and controls; building automation system; air compressor management; heat recovery during the manufacturing process; and, HVAC system upgrades.

Located near the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania, the Mack Macungie operation carries certification for ISO 14001, the environmental management systems standard, and ISO 50001, the only globally recognized verification process for energy efficiency standards in industrial facilities. As part of the latter certification, employees are trained in energy management standards to better understand how to improve plant performance. In parallel with ongoing energy improvement initiatives, Macungie employees were encouraged to form teams and submit energy savings ideas; best and most achievable ideas were recognized.