Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) has created an innovative "Energy Solutions: Quick Response System," which helps all Maryland manufacturers find energy solutions and resources. A free asset to Maryland manufacturers, the system allows users to fill out a quick response form online to reach an energy expert, who will offer a solution in less than 24 hours.
Maryland manufacturers are encouraged to visit the Regional Manufacturing Institute's (RMI) newly established Quick Response Center to get help on controlling their energy costs. The online resource can be found at http://www.rmiEnergySolutions.com.
Companies contacting the center can find out how to solve energy problems, discover what rebates and incentives are available for energy upgrades and get connected to BGE's approved vendor system for specific energy equipment needs.
RMI energy experts have found that manufacturers are busy and typically unaware of loan and rebate programs that can help reduce the costs for big energy expenditures like lighting, air compressors, motors, HVAC and heating systems.
"We are bringing resources to manufacturers that help make them more competitive," said Michael Galiazzo, President of RMI.
"RMI helped us locate a great loan program with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)," said Neill Christopher, Vice President of Manufacturing for Acadia Windows and Doors. "We needed to fund some capital improvements and the MEA Lawton Loan funding with a 2.5 percent interest rate allowed us to make the investments and not even begin paying back the loan until we started realizing our savings 13 months later. What a great deal!"
The new center is staffed with energy experts that can help connect companies with resources, making energy upgrades a no-brainer decision. The Quick Response System gives any Maryland manufacturer the opportunity to find ways to cut costs by becoming more energy efficient.
"We will have live energy experts on-call for Maryland manufacturing companies to utilize and get answers in a very quick and timely manner," said Peter Gourlay, RMI's Energy Efficiency Project Manager.
RMI has opened its Quick Response System to any in-state manufacturer, regardless of the company's size.
"This is the go-to place where manufacturers can ask any pressing questions related to energy efficiency," said Gourlay. "This system will ensure that manufacturers' questions are solved in less than 24 hours."
In addition to filling out the online form, manufacturers can also directly contact an RMI Energy Expert by calling (443)-200-6100. The call center is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The RMI's Energy Efficiency Program is funded by a grant from the state of Maryland in partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration.
For more information, visit http://www.rmiEnergySolutions.com.
ABOUT RMI (The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland): http://www.RMIofMaryland.com
RMI reaches Maryland's manufacturing community by bringing together numerous public organizations and successfully markets programs to industry. Founded in 1990, the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI), a non-profit association, was created for manufacturers in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Today, RMI of Maryland represents the interests of manufacturers statewide - providing programs, services, and advocacy.