SynTec received Environmental Stewardship Award

SynTec is awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award by Southpoint Solutions as a result of implementing an energy efficient lighting project at its High Point, NC facility


SynTec Seating Solutions, a seat manufacturer in High Point, NC, recently completed a project to upgrade their existing lighting systems in order to reduce electricity costs while at the same time improving the quality and amount of light in their facility. The reduced electricity usage has the added benefit of lowering greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

Southpoint Solutions, an energy efficiency company, worked with SynTec to develop and implement this project utilizing the patented technology of Orion Energy Systems.   The solution designed by Southpoint Solutions allowed SynTec to replace over 242 inefficient high-intensity discharge (HID) and obsolete T-12 fluorescent strip light fixtures with 207 of Orion's energy efficient high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology, while still improving light levels and quality. 

As a result of the project, SynTec expects to cut its light-related electricity usage, and the associated costs, by almost 48 percent. An added benefit is that lower electricity usage means less fossil fuel emissions associated with electricity production.  By completing this project, SynTec has indirectly reduced the amount of air pollution by 88.1 tons of carbon dioxide which has an equivalent impact of saving 10,944 gallons of gasoline annually or planting 24 acres of trees.

Syntec strongly believes in solving their customers’ needs with the most technically advanced, affordable and maintenance friendly seating solutions. They also strongly believe that to make this happen they have to maintain and improve the working conditions for their employees. “One of SynTec’s objectives in doing this lighting project was to replace old lighting technology and drastically improve the manufacturing floor work conditions and appearance”, stated Justin Willcox of SynTec.

From beginning to end, Southpoint Solutions worked closely with SynTec to give them the energy savings they asked for and to improve their quality of lighting. Justin continued by saying, “Southpoint did what they said they would. The installation team met our expectations and [was] very intent on making sure we were happy.”

SynTec Seating Solutions is the largest school bus seat manufacturer in the industry, providing its customers with high quality seats since 2001. They are a fully integrated seat manufacturer with a dedicated staff, manufacturing quality products on time, every day. SynTec is best known for providing the standard school bus seats found in thousands of Thomas Built Buses. For more information, visit www.syntecseating.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.

(Left to right) Tom Barnard, Tony Domabyl and Justin Willcox with SynTec  Seating Solutions accepting the Environmental Stewardship Award for their recent lighting project provided by Southpoint Solutions

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