Maple Lodge FarmsÂ® Completes Module Washer Efficiency Upgrade
Maple Lodge FarmsÂ® â€“ Canada’s largest chicken processor â€“ has successfully upgraded its Module Washers in an effort to reduce its environmental footprint and fulfill its commitment to the responsible use of resources in its operations. The project has reduced water usage in this facet of its operations by 62% annually, garnering praise from the Region of Peel.
About The Module Washer Efficiency Upgrade
Prior to their adoption of the new transport system, Maple Lodge FarmsÂ® used two crate washing systems to clean their chicken crates. With the advent of a new transport container system, two new high-efficiency wash systems were installed in their place, which utilize more recirculated water and high-pressure flows.
Water usage for Maple Lodge FarmsÂ® former crate washing system was measured at 8.3 million litres/year (roughly 350,245,647 cups!). After the wash system replacement, water use decreased by 62% annually.
In addition to shining a light on improved environmental sustainability, the new Module Washer has also resulted in economic benefits for the company. Maple Lode FarmsÂ® is projected to save $75,827 in water cost savings annually, as well as earning a one-time rebate from the Region for $35,331.
Maple Lodge FarmsÂ® consistently seeks new ways to operate more efficiently and conserve valuable resources. These efforts recently resulted in the adoption of a more humane way to transport chickens, including new transport containers (modules) and an upgraded container washing system.
About Maple Lodge FarmsÂ®
In 1834, the May family arrived in Canada and settled on a farm just outside what is now Brampton, Ontario. Among the few things they brought was a proud tradition of hard work, agricultural wisdom and humble family values. Each subsequent generation farmed that same property and today it is home to the headquarters of what became their thriving commercial chicken processing business. Today, still family-owned, Maple Lodge FarmsÂ® (MLF) is Canada’s largest chicken processor. Their products include fresh and frozen chicken cuts, as well as chicken wieners and deli meats, which are sold domestically and in more than 30 countries worldwide. MLF is also Canada’s number one supplier of Halal meat to the consumer marketplace.
For more information on Maple Lodge Farms, visitÂ www.maplelodgefarms.com.
About The Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada’s Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and WellnessÂ®.
For more information about the Region of Peel, exploreÂ peelregion.ca.
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