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Strategic Energy Management alongside Lean Management Reduces Costs, Boosting Savings

By partnering with experienced manufacturing consultants at Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), manufacturers are developing processes and systems that increase capacity, while also reducing energy intensity, decreasing waste and streamlining production. “Part of our holistic approach is we help organizations set and communicate clear expectations, measure what’s actually happening…

Could Your Plant Benefit from a FREE Energy Assessment?

Looking for new ways to trim energy operating costs and increase the bottom line in your facility? Whether you’ve already made energy improvements or are just getting started, an energy assessment can help you determine the largest savings and decide where to focus. Available at no cost to eligible customers…

Strategic Energy Management and Equipment Upgrades Reduce Costs for Ice Manufacturing Plant

Producing ice and keeping it frozen throughout the warmest months of the year can be an energy-intensive operation. Plant managers at Arctic Glacier in Portland were already considering new measures to improve energy efficiency when a corporate-wide mandate to cut energy costs spurred them to take action. The company connected…

Meet the Champion: Dan Wahlstrom, Lean Manufacturing Engineer, Simonds International

As the oldest cutting tool manufacturer in North America, Simonds International has learned to maximize the value of the industry’s latest technologies. That penchant for innovation is one reason Simonds’ Portland plant adopted lean manufacturing and Energy Trust’s Strategic Energy Management (SEM) offering at the same time. The goals of both…

NW Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit

This year’s NW Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit agenda includes the latest best practices and technical resources for industrial facilities in the Pacific Northwest. In its tenth year, the Summit will provide attendees with information on the latest technology advancements and a share out of the lessons learned from the…