In just its first year, the Energy Assistance Program from the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) is garnering praise from a growing number of graphic communications company executives who are enjoying significant savings in their energy costs by utilizing the NAPL/NAQP Member Advantage Discount Program. Among their comments:
“NAPL assisted us in reducing our wind energy contract pricing by more than $70k annually.”—Doug Hazlett, Vice President of Marketing and Sustainability, Sandy Alexander Inc., Clifton, N.J.
“NAPL has not only helped us evaluate our present contract, but is monitoring the energy market for us to ensure that we will be able to get the best rate possible when it is time to renew our contract.”—Niels Winther, Managing Partner & Chairman of the Board, Think Patented, Miamisburg, Ohio.
“NAPL has been a trusted source and advisor for Precise Continental, researching our energy options, helping us compare contracts from a number of suppliers, and ultimately saving us thousands of dollars on our electric contract.”—Leonard Nangel, Accountant, Precise Continental Printing, Harrison, N.J.
“We are glad to be able to help our members save big on their energy expenditures through this program, particularly during a time of tough economic challenges,” says NAPL Vice President/Member Services Dean D’Ambrosi. “Many find they can cut costs by several multiples of their annual membership dues.” The program is available only to members of NAPL or the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP).
“The program is simple and easy for members,” adds D’Ambrosi, “and we can almost always find a way to meet a company’s energy needs safely, reliably, and more cost effectively.
“NAPL is not an energy supplier so it is an unbiased source that members can trust,” he explains. “We start by evaluating a company’s current energy needs, suppliers, and costs. Then we work with a major energy broker, Unified Energy of Houston, Texas, which reviews offerings from more than five dozen international energy suppliers to find the most attractive deal?even if it is with the company’s current supplier. Finally, we help negotiate the best possible terms for the member so he can lock in a great rate.
“We invite all our NAPL and NAQP members to give us a call and let us perform an energy evaluation for them, especially if they have an energy contract that is up for renewal in the next three to six months. This is a member benefit and there is no cost or obligation? and it is very likely that we will be able to find energy opportunities that will have a very positive effect on their bottom line.”
As Domenic Pizzanelli, Vice President Engineering/Facility Management for EarthColor Printing in Houston, Texas, notes: “Whenever one of our energy contracts comes up for renewal, we check with NAPL for market information we can trust.”
For more information about NAPL’s Energy Assistance Program, call D’Ambrosi toll free at (800) 642-6275, Ext. 6314, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.