Headquartered in Pembroke, NH, Associated Grocers of New England was founded in 1946 by a small group of independent grocers interested in consolidating their buying power to better serve customers. Today, Associated Grocers of New England (AG New England) is one of the nation’s largest retailer-owned purchasing and distribution cooperatives, serving more than 600 independent food stores throughout New England and Upstate New York.
In addition to providing retail support services, AG New England operates a 380,000-square foot warehousing and distribution center. Like every other cold storage warehousing facility, AG New England has wrestled with the high energy and maintenance costs associated with lighting refrigerated spaces. Cold temperatures put an incredible strain on its traditional fluorescent fixtures, leading to decreased lighting output, high lamp burnout rates, and ongoing maintenance issues.
Lighting Energy Savings: