The BLACKHAWK! maintenance team of Chris Rivenbark, Russ Price and Bob Kolp along with Brian Flack recently completed one of four planned energy efficiency projects. The Phase 1 Lighting Upgrade replaced 247 high bay T5 fixtures with state-of-the-art LED fixtures. Outcome: Power used on the production floor and tool room as reduced from 446,700 kWh per year to roughly 135,600 kWh per year, a 70% reduction! This upgrade will pay for itself in less than 12 months and the Manhattan, Montana facility received a rebate check for $19,660 from the power provider. The improvement in lighting quality is hard to describe in words, but the team can really … SEE … the difference.