Silk Road Medical, Inc.

Silk Road Medical, Inc. is an engineering and manufacturer of medical device equipment in Plymouth, MN. SES, Inc. conducted a Recommissioning Study and Building Energy Assessment to identify energy saving opportunities, funded in part by CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy. Significant annual savings were identified as part of the efforts.

Savings identified: 51% of annual electric usage and 66% of annual gas usage, with 0.4 year (~5 months) payback period.

Uponor, Inc.

Uponor, Inc. is an international PEX plumbing manufacturing facility in Apple Valley. SES, Inc. integrated real-time technology to assist with Uponor’s energy strategies. SES, Inc. also performed engineering and compressed air studies to contribute to tremendous reductions in energy consumption. Manufacturers Alliance published a case study of the efforts.

“My experience with SES is always excellent. The knowledge, enthusiasm, cooperation, research, assistance, follow-up and professionalism are exceptional and are very helpful and beneficial to me in my job and to our company. The ROI on any dollars spent with SES is always excellent and money well spent.” ~Dan Hughes, Director Real Estate, Security and EHS~

Faribault Foods


Faribault, Foods, Inc. product lines includes canned vegetables, sauced beans, refried beans, baked beans, kids’ and family style pasta, soup, chili, and organic and Mexican specialties. Two Xcel Energy heat recovery studies were performed and a lighting plan was designed for the two facilities: Faribault and Cokato, MN.

~(SES, Inc.) helps find energy savings for companies that are practical and easy to implement. (SES, Inc.) works well with all levels of the organization to find savings opportunities and helps to implement them. ~Dave Tieman, Vice President Manufacturing, Faribault Foods~

Solar Oven

SES, Inc. partnered with Solar Oven Society to develop jigs that would help scale up the manufacturing of solar ovens for developing nations.  No wood necessary, these 2 cooker systems help reduce deforestation and improve the well-being of those in sun-rich regions of the world.