IMEC, Madison County Community Development Partner with Local Manufacturer and Energy Resources to Increase Awareness for E3: Economy, Energy, Environment initiative

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Beall Manufacturing shares improvement impacts and benefits of assessment

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The May 5th program is designed to allow manufacturers a closer look at accessible solutions for improving energy and environmental strategies within their organization.

On May 5th, IMEC will partner with Madison County Community Development, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, and Commerce Bank to present an introductory seminar titled “Building Sustainable Manufacturing Communities” to be held at the National Great Rivers Research & Education Center in Alton, IL from 7:30AM to 10:00AM. The complimentary event will introduce local manufacturers to E3, a program created to help manufacturers discover opportunities for organizational improvement and cost savings by lessening their environmental impact while improving productivity and customer satisfaction. Registration is available by visiting http://www.imec.org/events.cfm.

The E3 focused event will also introduce local manufacturers to the improvement strategies available to companies through energy assessments, E3 complete interactive on-site assessments, and other tools available to get an organization on the path to sustainability. IMEC client and local community member Beall Manufacturing will provide a testimonial of their efficiency improvement efforts followed by a panel discussion with industry experts from the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, and Leidos Engineering, implementers of the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program.

The May 5th program is designed to allow manufacturers a closer look at accessible solutions for improving energy and environmental strategies within their organization. Beall Manufacturing is a past participant of the energy and efficiency efforts in the Metro East and credits the partnership with IMEC as a key to their success. “IMEC provided Beall the expertise, which was the ability to calculate savings, for us to qualify for the ActOnEnergy Custom Incentive Program,” said John Pieper, Beall Director of Manufacturing. “We knew we could save a lot on gas usage, but we needed IMEC to provide the help to prove it.”

The seminar is open to manufacturers in the Metro East interested in learning more about the opportunities that exist in energy and environmental solutions; making them accessible to companies of all sizes and delivering access to previously unrealized savings.

To learn more about the “Building Sustainable Manufacturing Communities” event, please visit http://www.imec.org/events.cfm. Registration is also available on the IMEC website or by calling 888-806-4632. For questions about the local resources available to manufacturers, please contact Lisa Kenney, IMEC Regional Manager at lkenney(at)imec(dot)org or 314-330-9795.

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Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)
IMEC was established in 1996 with the goal of improving the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois’ small and mid-sized manufacturing firms. A non-profit economic development organization, IMEC is funded in part by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and through fees paid by Illinois manufacturers for IMEC’s services. IMEC has 11 offices statewide and 40 full-time manufacturing improvement specialists. http://www.imec.org/

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