DOE Recognizes Midwest Industrial Efficiency Leaders

September 10, 2009

DOE announced 11 "Save Energy Now" awards on September 10 for Midwestern industry leaders with exemplary energy saving accomplishments. The top winners, recognized for total energy savings ranging from 250,000 million British thermal units (Btu), or more than 15% of total energy use, included Benlee, Inc. of Romulus, Michigan; the Brose plant in Chicago, Illinois; Flex-N-Gate Corporation's MasterGuard plant in Veedersburg, Indiana; the Minster Machine Company of Minster, Ohio; and the Nease Corporation plant in Harrison, Ohio. Additional awards for saving more than 75,000 million Btu or more than 7.5% of total energy use went to American Augers of West Salem, Ohio; Barnard Manufacturing of St. Johns, Michigan; Flex-N-Gate Corporation's plant in Royal Oak, Michigan; the Metal Technologies, Inc. plant in Ravenna, Michigan; and Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio.

Through the Save Energy Now program, DOE works with private companies to improve their energy efficiency and to demonstrate profitable business models that will expand markets for new energy technologies. The program's goal is to booster competitiveness, to create jobs, and to save energy across the industrial sector. The awards were announced during the Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Exchange, which was held on September 9 and 10 in Detroit, Michigan. See the DOE press release and the Web site for the Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Exchange.