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ORBIS Corporation Announces Recent Sustainability Accomplishments

By October 19, 2011December 30th, 2020Environmental, General, Industry News, Member News, RPA News

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. − ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, today announcedrecent efforts to make the company more sustainable. These environmentally conscious decisions follow the lead ORBIS sets for its customers through its extensive line of sustainable reusable packaging.

While ORBIS has long offered products that enable customers to conduct environmentally conscious shipping, packing, storage and systems management that improves the flow of product through the supply chain, that is only half of the story. ORBIS also commits itself internally to ensuring they utilize efficient and progressive practices and materials to attain a greater level of environmental sustainability in their headquarters, offices and plants across the map.

“Our development of sustainable packagingprovides an important step toward clean and efficient waysof moving goods throughout the supply chain today and for the future,” says Bill Ash, president, ORBIS Corporation. “At the same time, we recognize we must conduct our own business in a way that expresses positive environmental stewardship. By closely monitoring the steps we take toward nurturing greater sustainability and energy efficiency, we will have a positive impact on our environment. The importance we place in these initiatives is reflected in our management of energy consumption, use of materials and the reduction of our overall environment impact.”

ORBIS Corporation’s recent efforts were focused onmultiplelighting installations, estimated to yield an annual savings of 3.9 millionkilowatt hours (kWh).  One of the projects that ORBIS recently completed was a lighting upgrade project at its Urbana, Ohio facility. ORBIS replaced more than 500 high intensity discharge lamps with four and six lamp T5 high-bay fixtures, all equipped with occupancy sensors. The ORBIS facility in Mentor, Ohio underwent similar upgrades, leading to annual savings of more than 45 percent and more than 400,000 kWh per year. Additionally, similar upgrades werecompleted atits Bardstown, Ky.;Georgetown, Ky. and Osage City, Kan. Facilities.

“We are committed to serving our customers with products that advance their sustainability efforts, and across every outlet of ORBIS Corporation, we are committed to finding ways to be better ourselves,” said Bill Ash, president, ORBIS Corporation. “Reducing the impact we have on our environment is a constant and important mission for everyone at ORBIS.”
Those interested in further information about ORBIS Corporation’s environmental sustainability initiatives can contact Marianne Dale at 414-299-3965or via e-mail at

About ORBIS Corporation
ORBIS Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Menasha Corporation. With more than 150 years of material handling expertise and 50 years of plastics innovations, ORBIS consists of a portfolio of businesses that meet the material handling needs of companies across many industries. ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze its customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, the 3rd oldest family owned business in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS tracks and measure our own resource utilization to continuously conserve natural resources and reduce waste. For more information, please visit,, or

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