The Charlotte "Energy Capital" Adds A New Engineering Innovation

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In the 20 year period between 1977 – 1997, there were over 117,000 manufacturing plant closings. Nationwide 4.3 million manufacturing jobs were lost between 1998 & 2007. A new technology innovation has been developed to solve the problems for manufacturers in the US. The RECON program is the technology innovation to help solve these problems

In order to better serve its manufacturing customers in the U.S. in this new age of resource conservation, energy sustainability, and environmental awareness, Livingston & Haven, LLC (L&H) has developed and launched a new Division, The RECON Group. The acronym RECON stands for “Resource Efficiency and CONservation”, and describes those engineering processes and solutions offered by The RECON Group to optimize manufacturing efficiencies in order that more products can be produced with less energy, resources and waste. The RECON Group provides its manufacturing clients with the means to become more productive and profitable by efficient use of resources.

The RECON Group’s vision is to implement key manufacturing process modifications in order to:


The RECON Group can align a manufacturer’s processes with its core business objectives by focusing on 3 critical areas in its production facilities – electro-mechanical, compressed air, and hydraulic systems. The RECON Group identifies efficiency opportunities and solutions in these areas that improve overall manufacturing performance. Implementing RECON key process modifications can reduce a manufacturer’s resource, energy, operating, and capital costs while improving its production and limiting its impact on the environment.

Mike Huntley, the Executive Director of Engineering Solutions for The RECON Group, is one of the most innovative and capable engineering professionals. He leads The RECON Group with direct responsibility to provide assessments and planning for electro-mechanical, compressed air, and hydraulic systems. The dedicated professionals who support The RECON Group have many decades of aggregate engineering and technology expertise to identify and quantify those initiatives and solutions that best enable manufacturers to reduce their costs, strengthen their competitiveness, and protect the environment. The RECON Group sincerely believes that, in order for manufacturing to survive and thrive in the U.S., manufacturers must take a new direction in their investment strategies and invest in energy, resource efficiency, and conservation.

Established in 1947 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C, Livingston & Haven, LLC is the leading industrial technology provider in the Southeast. L&H utilizes a broad collaboration of engineers and industry focused specialists to develop and provide the best solutions available to customers. The Company specializes in utilizing automation, hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication, and connector technologies to develop custom productivity solutions for manufacturing facilities in the U.S. L&H also offers a full variety of services including: engineering, installation, service and repair, and a technology training institute.

Manufacturers are encouraged to contact The RECON Group to learn how to put their knowledge and experience to work.

The RECON Group
11529 Wilmar Boulevard    
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
Tel: 704.588.3670 / Fax: 704.588.5435            
Contact: Mr. Tod Skinner

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