Case Studies

The following are industrial energy efficiency case studies:

  • American Trim
    American Trim developed a new Selective Protective Mask coating cured with UV light. The updated line to coat parts reduces energy consumption by 95% compared to the old coating process, and produces zero air or water emissions.
  • Clow Water Systems
    ClowWater Systems produces ductile iron pipe and fittings in Coshocton, Ohio. After more than 90 years of servicing customers, ClowWater Systems is one of the United States' premiere manufacturers of iron pipe and fittings in the waterworks industry. Pipe sizes range from 4-in to 36-in.
  • Fireline, Inc.
    Fireline is a Youngstown-based manufacturer established in 1967 that presently employs 100 people in a 84,000 ft2 facility. It produces a wide range of slip-cast refractories used in casting aerospace nickel and cobalt superalloys.
  • General Motors
    General Motors Company has become one of the world’s largest and most well-known automobile manufacturers. The company began in 1908, has headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, and has 209,000 employees worldwide. The security and information service OnStar, which is a subsidiary, has become a leader in its class.
  • Kovatch Castings, Inc.
    Kovatch Castings, Inc. is an investment castings foundry with customers in commercial, aerospace, medical, and military industries. The company’s primary focus is the manufacturing of precision cast components that contain complex geometries, thin walls, close tolerances, and fine surface finish requirements, in high-strength, corrosion resistant alloys.
  • OMNOVA Solutions
    By matching a grant received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, OMNOVA replaced existing equipment, which had an efficiency rating of only about 62%, with contemporary high-efficiency natural gas solutions, increasing efficiency to a minimum of 80%.
  • Performance Plastics, Ltd
    Performance Plastics replaced three hydraulically-actuated, plastic injection molding machines with newer, energy efficient electric models.
  • Royal Ice Cream
    Royal Ice Cream installed energy efficient ice cream production equipment, refrigeration controls, and energy efficient lighting.