Howell's Motor Freight, Inc

Howell’s Motor Freight, Inc. is awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award by Southpoint Solutions as a result of implementing an energy efficient lighting project at its Charlotte, NC facility


Howell’s Motor Freight recently completed a project to upgrade its old energy–wasting lights with a high performance energy efficient lighting system.  The results were significantly reduced electricity costs and improved lighting quality.  At the same time, the reduced electricity usage causes less greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

Southpoint Solutions, an energy efficiency company based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, worked with Howell’s Motor Freight to develop and implement this project utilizing the patented technology of Orion Energy Systems.   The solution designed by Southpoint Solutions allowed Howell’s Motor to replace over 208 inefficient light fixtures with Orion's energy efficient high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology, while still improving light levels and quality. 

As a result of the project, Howell’s Motor expects to cut its light-related electricity usage, and the associated costs, by almost 72 percent. An added benefit is that lower electricity usage means less fossil fuel emissions associated with electricity production.  By completing this project, Howell’s Motor has indirectly reduced the amount of air pollution by 243.4 tons of carbon dioxide which has an equivalent impact of saving 30,225 gallons of gasoline annually or planting 67 acres of trees.  The Environmental Stewardship Award presented by Southpoint Solutions to  Howell’s Motor Freight is in recognition of the positive impact the company’s lighting project had on the environment.

Howell’s Motor Freight’s main objective for doing a lighting project was to receive better lighting that uses  less energy.  These goals were  successfully achieved  by Southpoint Solutions.  An added benefit was that Southpoint Solutions helped Howell’s Motor Freight qualify for a substantial rebate from its utility as a result of the project.

Southpoint Solutions worked diligently to provide the right technology and design to meet Howell’s Motor Freight’s needs. Price Richardson with Howell’s Motor Freight states, “What we liked about Southpoint Solutions was the excellent assistance in providing the correct lighting fixture for the application and helping with the completion of the rebate process.”

Howell’s Motor Freight, Inc. is a privately held, Virginia based freight carrier providing refrigerated, dry and frozen truckload and distribution services primarily to the wholesale/retail food and grocery industry and its suppliers. For more information, visit www.howellsmotor.com


Southpoint Solutions, LLC. is an energy services company whose mission is to help commercial and industrial companies reduce energy costs and achieve environmental objectives by developing and implementing turnkey energy efficiency projects consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, intelligent wireless control systems and direct renewable solar technology. For more information, visit www.SouthpointSolutions.com.

Pete Adkins (left) with Southpoint Solutions presenting the Environmental Stewardship Award to Price Richardson (right) with Howell’s Motor Freight, Inc.

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