Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Rolls Out Energy Usage Intensity Reductions

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Rolls Out Energy Usage Intensity Reductions

Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper Tire and Rubber Company has reduced its energy usage intensity by 18% since 2009 and usage intensity has declined, according to the company’s 2016 CSR and sustainability report published today. Cooper is the parent of a global family of companies specializing in … Read more…

Food Giant Taps Hired Hands for Energy Improvements, Pulls 100+ Practical Propositions

Food Giant Taps Hired Hands for Energy Improvements, Pulls 100+ Practical Propositions

McCain Foods, one of the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen French fries, identified more than 100 potential logistical improvements thanks to an employee survey. The McCain Foods processing plant in Timaru, New Zealand, questioned 20 people from various departments, including management and factory floor workers, … Read more…

How Product Design Impacts Energy Management: Q&A with Shaw Industries

How Product Design Impacts Energy Management: Q&A with Shaw Industries

Shifting an organization’s culture requires a willingness to challenge the status quo and step outside the comfort zone, says Charles Chapman, director of energy and reliability engineering for Shaw Industries. Chapman’s group at the global flooring product company used to focus primarily on the engineering … Read more…

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

This week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of $3 million that will go towards the use of supercomputers at the department’s national laboratories in an effort to tackle manufacturing challenges. The initiative, known as the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program … Read more…

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

The US Department of Energy has announced nearly $3.9 million for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in US manufacturing. The program (confusingly acronymed HPC4Mfg) hopes to spur innovation in US manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing to advance applied science and technology in order to … Read more…

Leading Players in Smart Glass and Window Sector Explore Applications Beyond the Conventional

Leading Players in Smart Glass and Window Sector Explore Applications Beyond the Conventional

Rising concerns about energy efficiency among construction companies, building managers, and owners – as well as across the automotive, marine, and power generation sectors – have been fueling demand for smart glass and windows.

Three More Apple Suppliers Take the ‘100% Renewables’ Pledge

Three More Apple Suppliers Take the ‘100% Renewables’ Pledge

Three more Apple suppliers have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to manufacture components for the Cupertino, California-based technology titan, an executive of the company told Bloomberg Technology on April 13.

Toyota Installs Largest Corporate On-Site Solar Power System in Texas

Toyota Installs Largest Corporate On-Site Solar Power System in Texas

Installation of an 8.79-MW solar generation system is underway at Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters in Plano, Texas, the automaker announced on April 10.

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