The global retail sector has grown during the last few years, and the U.S. is leading the pack. Specifically, the demand for ready-to-eat products has increased, bringing with it additional demand for commercial refrigeration. This demand for refrigeration can be seen in places such as supermarket display cases, industrial ice making machines, walk-in coolers, reach-in coolers, and chillers.
Sawyer’s Food Supply is a fast-growing food supplier in the Bahamas that supplies its own supermarkets as well as other local markets on the island. In 2017, Sawyer’s Food Supply began construction on a new refrigerated warehouse that was 20 times the size of its previous building. With a much larger area to refrigerate, the power demand would skyrocket. Combine this with the overall higher electricity costs associated with being located on an island and Sawyer’s Food Supply owner, Sandy Sawyer, knew that reducing energy consumption would be a key part of ensuring a return on the company’s investment.