Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus is a thriving business. Since they opened the doors of their first location in 1988, the company has expanded to more than 370 stores across the country. And they are now the nation's third largest pet store. Their 763,000 square foot distribution center is more than 20 years old, with the original electrical wiring and metal halide lighting. So the halides-- the biggest thing was you'd walk

in and you'd hear this buzzing sound. You'd look around and just-- where's it coming from? It's the lights, very old technology. Halides are very hot, very noisy, and yellowish hue color. They didn't really light up the room at all. Visibility was poor, which made it difficult for employees to view their radio frequency wrist units, which is an integral part of enabling them to fulfill orders accurately and quickly. To reduce energy usage and costs, while

providing a safer, more comfortable and productive environment for distribution center employees, they knew they needed to upgrade to energy efficient lighting. But they didn't know how much that change would benefit their employees and improve their operations in so many other ways. And to have a light that actually you can walk in and feel like it's day time, and I think it helps a team member for sure to be able to be

more engaged, to be more positive, and to be able to do their job better. We always have forklifts working lots of activity while we're moving from place to place to fulfill our orders. The bright light of the LEDs gives us a safer working environment and helps us to see better. With the improved lighting, we see people spending less time looking at an RF gun or looking at a box, trying to

figure out what it's supposed to be telling them. We're looking at HVAC. I think it's the next opportunity to improve the facility and, once again, improve efficiency, lower costs, and improve morale. For sure, why wouldn't you? To learn more about how Duke Energy helped Pet Supplies Plus save energy and money and how we can help your business, visit Duke-Energy.com/petsupplies. [MUSIC PLAYING] 

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Pet Supplies Plus is a thriving business. Since they opened the doors of their first location in 1988, the company has expanded to more than 370 stores across the country. And they are now the nation's third largest pet store. Their 763,000 square foot distribution center is more than 20 years old, with the original electrical wiring and metal halide lighting. So the hal...