Harvesters - the community food network
Type of Facility: Food Bank - Warehouse and Office
Location: Kansas City, MO
Methodology: LED Lighting
Harvesters is a regional food bank that provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. Harvesters' main facility is located in Kansas City, Missouri and they operate a second facility in Topeka, Kansas.
The COO of Harvesters met Managed Energy Systems at a Blue Valley Industrial Association Royals game. There was interest in completing an LED lighting project to improve the light levels, save energy and save maintenance expenses. It took a year and a half to find money in the budget for this project.
Harvesters management was looking to maximize the value of the lighting project through long-lasting lighting fixtures and incentives at a reasonable cost.
MES worked with Harvesters to develop a best-value solution. MES also had to work within Harvesters schedule as the warehouses was busy with volunteers and movement of food.